Capt Paul Flemming, CD

    After more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to Queen and Country, Capt Paul Flemming has decided to retire in July 2007.

    Unknown to many, when he was still in his teens after College, Paul began his career as an Air Force Supply Tech. Shortly thereafter he saw the light, and remustered as a Map Reproduction Tech at Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa. His tours of duty and his assignments which have been many and varied have included a year long advanced training course at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the year long French Course in Ottawa, three years in FMC HQ St Hubert, a year long stint out of country with AFSOUTH in Naples Italy, a tour in Bosnia, and many assignments in MCE culminating in his appointment as RSM in 1996. In 2004 Paul was commissioned under the SRCP as a Captain to be employed as the Plans Officer in CE Kingston. During his final tour, Paul volunteered for service in Afghanistan, serving in Kabul and Kandahar in 2005/06 with the Task Force Engineer.

    Paul and his wife Kathie will spend the summer in Kingston and then move into their new dream home in Kanata at the end of August.

    A retirement luncheon will be held at CFB Kingston on 10 July 2007 at the Garrison Golf and Curling Club to mark this important transition. Farewell wishes and/or anecdotes (of any and all sorts) can be sent to a fellow ex-cartographer, Mr Claude Bellerose, or faxed to his attention @ (613) 541-4495.