1. ON THE 24TH OF AUGUST 2018, WARRANT OFFICER (WO) WHITE D.G.
WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AFTER 28 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINCT SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CAF, ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY AND THE COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS BRANCH.

2. DAVE JOINED THE CAF IN FEB 1990. AFTER BASIC TRAINING IN CORNWALLIS HE WENT ON TO KINGSTON, WHERE IN JAN 1991 HE GRADUATED AS A RADIO OPERATOR (RAD-OP). HIS FIRST POSTING WAS TO THE 1ST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE SSF SIGNAL SQUADRON IN PETAWAWA, ONT. HE HONED HIS SKILLS AND
FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WHERE HE WAS EMPLOYED WITHIN THE BRIGADE COMMAND POST AND THE RADIO REBROADCAST VEHICLE.

3. IN 1996 HE WENT FROM MAKING COFFEE AND WRITING RADIO LOGS TO SLEEPING IN HOOCHES AND BOLSTERING HIS SOLDIERING SKILLS AT THE 3RD ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT. NO ROCKS WERE HARMED DURING HIS TIME THERE.

4. FROM 1997 TO THE SUMMER OF 2000 DAVE MOVED FROM 2 CMBG HQ & SIGS TO 2 ROYAL CANADIAN HORSE ARTILERY AND THEN BACK TO 2 CMBG HQ & SIGS. TO EXPAND HIS CAREER AND TO SEE THE ARMY OF THE WEST, DAVE WAS POSTED TO 1 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN IN EDMONTON IN JUNE OF 2000. WITH JUST ENOUGH TIME TO GET A UNIT PT T-SHIRT HE WAS POSTED TO THE 3RD BATTALION OF PRINCESS PATRICIAS CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY. RETURNING TO 1 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN IN 2012 TO ROUND OUT HIS CAREER AND HIS LAST POSTING.

5. THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER HE HAS BEEN DEPLOYED TO YUGOSLAVIA 1996; BOSNIA 1998 AND AFGHANISTAN 2002. HE ALSO HAD TO ENDURE A POSTING TO JOINT FORCE COMMAND IN BRUNSSUM, BELGIUM.

6. DAVE’S LAST DAY IN UNIFORM WILL BE THE 24TH OF AUGUST 2018,
HE IS PLANNING TO STAY IN THE EDMONTON AREA WITH HIS WIFE NADINE, AND HIS SON JORDAN. HE HOPES TO FIND EMPLOYMENT IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY AS LONG AS THEY ARE MANUAL TRANSMISSION.

7. A DWD / RETIREMENT FUNCTION WILL BE HELD ON THE 27TH OF AUGUST 2018 at 1430HRS AT THE CRAFT BEER MARKET – RICE HOWARD (EDMONTON) 10013 – 101A AVE. TO RECEIVE FURTHER DETAILS ON THE FUNCTION, OR TO PROVIDE CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, BEST WISHES, CAREER ANECDOTES, OR DONATIONS TOWARDS A RETIREMENT GIFT, PLEASE CONTACT WARRANT OFFICER CHAD ZOPF, AT 780-973-4011 EXT 3865, OR CHAD.ZOPF AT FORCES.GC.CA.

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