RETIREMENT – WO R TOST, CD – 00109 ATIS TECH

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Retirement Date: 08/01/2019
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1. THE TIME HAS COME FOR WO R TOST TO RETIRE FROM ACTIVE SERVICE ON 8 JAN 2019 AFTER 39+ YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CROWN.

2. RON JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 6 NOV 1979 AND AFTER A FEW DAYS TO GET USED TO THE IDEA, HE JUMPED ON THE OLD ACADIA LINES BUS TO CFB CORNWALLIS TO BEGIN BASIC TRAINING.

3. AFTER COMPLETING BASIC TRAINING, RON SPENT A FEW EVENTFUL DAYS AT CFB BORDEN WAITING FOR A BUNK SPACE TO OPEN UP IN KINGSTON. IN FEB 1981, HE COMPLETED TRADES TRAINING AS A RADIO TECHNICIAN (221) AT CFSCE AND WAS ON HIS WAY TO HIS FIRST ASSIGNMENT IN BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA AT CFB CHILLIWACK. HE THEN SLOWLY WORKED HIS WAY BACK ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

4. THE JOURNEY STARTED IN 1985 AT CFB MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN WHERE HE ENJOYED HIS SECOND POSTING. IN 1989, HE WAS HEADING HOME TO NOVA SCOTIA AT CFB GREENWOOD, DURING WHICH TIME HE COMPLETED A 6 MONTH TOUR AT CFS ALERT IN 1992. FOR A NICE CHANGE OF PACE, HE WAS POSTED TO CFB GAGETOWN IN 1994 AS A SIS TECHNICIAN (225). AFTER A MEMORABLE POSTING IN NEW-BRUNSWICK, HE HAD TO RETURN FOR A SECOND STINT AT CFB GREENWOOD IN 1999 DUE TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE TO THE AIR FORCE AS AN ATIS TECH (00109). DURING THIS TIME IN GREENWOOD, HE COMPLETED A TOUR WITH NATO TO BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA IN 2001-2002. ON RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT, ANOTHER TRIP TO BC WAS IN THE CARDS, LANDING HIM ON VANCOUVER ISLAND AT CFB COMOX IN 2002.

5. 2007 SIGNALLED THE MOVE TO OTTAWA WHERE HE WORKED IN VARIOUS AREAS WITHIN ADM (IM), HIS LAST POSTING BEING WITH DG CYBER AS A LCMM. RON WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT DND, HAVING ACCEPTED A PUBLIC SERVICE POSITION BEGINNING 9 JAN 2019.

6. HE PLANS TO CONTINUE HITTING THE LINKS WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, ENJOYING HIS THREE GRANDCHILDREN.

7. AT RON’S REQUEST, THERE WILL BE NO DWD. HOWEVER, A FAREWELL LUNCHEON WILL BE HELD ON 31 MAY 2019, 11H30 AT THE CLOCKTOWER BREW PUB IN OTTAWA; 418 RICHMOND RD, WESTBORO. FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND AND/OR WOULD LIKE TO SEND CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES AND ANECTODES, PLEASE CONTACT: (CONTACT REMOVED 2023 APR 20 BY ADMIN. SEND INQUIRIES HERE: https://cmcen-rcmce.ca/contact/).

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