1. DANIEL STANBRA WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 14 DECEMBER 2018 AFTER 24 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE.

2. DAN ENROLLED IN SEPTEMBER 1994 AS AN ARMOURED CREWMAN SERVING WITH THE 8TH CANADIAN HUSSARS (PRINCESS LOUISE S) AND LORD STRATHCONA S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS) AT CANADIAN FORCES BASE GAGETOWN. DURING HIS SIX AND A HALF YEARS AS AN ARMOURED CREWMAN, HE PARTICIPATED IN VARIOUS OPEATIONS AND EXERCISES SUCH AS PROVIDING AID AND SUPPORT DURING THE 1998 ICE STORM, CONDUCTING ARTIC SOVEREIGNTY OPERATIONS AND SUPPORTING ROYAL CANADIAN ARMOURED CORPS SCHOOL TASKINGS AS A LEOPARD TANK GUNNER AND DRIVER.

3. DAN REMUSTERED TO THE COMMUNICATION RESEARCH OPERATOR TRADE IN 2002 UPON DISCOVERING THE TRADE OFFERED SPEC PAY AND POSTINGS TO HAWAII. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS TRADES TRAINING, HE WAS POSTED TO CANADIAN FORCES STATION LEITRIM, OTTAWA. DAN DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN WITH CANSOFCOM IN BOTH 2005 AND 2010 TO PROVIDE SIGINT SUPPORT TO THE TASK FORCE. IN 2012, HE WAS POSTED OUTCAN WITH CANADIAN FORCES INFORMATION GROUP DETACHMENT MARYLAND AS A DET SUPERVISOR, AND WAS SAD HE DIDN T GET HAWAII. IN 2015, DAN RETURNED TO CFS LEITRIM AS A DUTY WATCH OFFICER.

4. A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL BE HELD FOR DAN STANBRA AT THE CFS LEITRIM ALL RANKS MESS, 3545 LEITRIM ROAD ON 10 DECEMBER 2018, 1300 – 1600. AT DAN S REQUEST THE EVENT WILL BE AN INFORMAL GATHERING WHERE FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES CAN SWAP STORIES AND CELEBRATE HIS CAREER. THOSE WISHING TO PARTICIPATE ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT PO1 ANDREW SHEPPARD (ANDREW.SHEPPARD@FORCES.GC.CA 613-945-5355).

5. ANECDOTES AND MESSAGES OF CONGRATULATION MAY BE SENT TO PO1 ANDREW SHEPPARD AT THE EMAIL ADDRESSES LISTED ABOVE.