Capt Frank Locke, MMM, CD
Après plus de 40 ans de bons et loyaux services au sein des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) et la Branche du Génie militaire canadien, le Capitaine Frank Locke, MMM, CD (voir la bio ci-jointe, la bio est en anglais seulement), prendra sa retraite le 15 janvier 2017. Une cérémonie de départ dans la dignité aura lieu au Mess des Officier au 17e Escadre à Winnipeg, le 27 janvier 2017. Les participants sont priés d'informer le BPR de leur participation prévue APTL 13 janvier 2017. Les anecdotes ou souhaits de retraite peuvent être envoyés au BPR par courriel. BPR : le Capt Guy Dumont ou par téléphone au 204-833-2500 ext 5462 ou CSN 257-5462.
Capt Frank Locke was born in St. John’s, NF. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces on 2 Feb 1976. He completed trades training as an ED Tech at CFSME, Chilliwack and subsequently posted to Base Construction Engineering, CFB Petawawa in 1977. This was followed by postings to CFS Inuvik in 1980 and CFSME (Chilliwack) in 1982. On promotion to WO in 1987 he was posted to Air Command HQ (Winnipeg) working the renewal of the North Warning System. On promotion to MWO in 1992 he was posted to CFB Ottawa serving as Contracts and Production Supt. Following the closure of CFB Ottawa he served with the CFFM at NDHQ before being promoted to CWO and posted to D Mil E as part of an occupational review of the CE group of occupations. In 1999 he was posted to 1 CAD HQ where he served in a number of positions including, SSO Infr, CE Trg/Eqpt, and as a member of the Air Force Support Capability team. In Jul 2005 he was commissioned to the rank of Capt. In Oct 2009 he transferred to the RCAF Primary Reserve serving as the CE PRes Program Advisor, CE Trg (2 CAD) and A4 CE FG Ops, Doctrine and Trg. Over his career Capt Locke has deployed to the Gulf, Afghanistan and Cyprus.
Following 40+ years of service to the CAF Capt Locke and his spouse Joan will retire in Winnipeg. They look forward to travelling and spending time with their grandchildren. To mark the occasion a DWD will be held at 17 Wg Officers Mess on 27 Jan 2017.