MWO D.J.G. "Drew" Nelligan, MMM, CD
We regret to advise of the sudden death of Combat Engineer Master Warrant Officer D.J.G. (Drew ) Nelligan at Canadian Forces Detachment Dundurn on 5 February 2004.
Drew joined the Canadian Forces in May 1974 and undertook his first Field Engineer training in Chilliwack at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) later that year. After training, he was posted to 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, Petawawa 1974-77, followed by 22 Field Squadron, Gagetown 1977- 79. Drew returned to 22 Field Squadron 1983-87 after a four year tour with 4 Combat Engineer Regiment in Lahr, Germany 1979-83.
Drew spent most of the rest of his career stationed in British Columbia - first as an Instructor at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering 1987-91 and then followed by I Combat Engineer Regiment. During this latter tour, Drew participated in the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission in 1991 and with the Canadian Battalion Group in Vukovar, Yugoslavia in 1993
Drew was with the Officer Candidate School in Chilliwack in Summer 1996 before returning to CFSME 1996-97. This was followed by a Regular Support Staff tour with 6 Field Engineer Squadron, Vancouver 1997-2000 after which he returned to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment 2000-01 and was then posted to his last assignment with CFB Winnipeg, Detachment Dundurn.
Funeral services were held on 11 Feb in Saskatoon and subsequently at the Pinegrove Memorial Garden Cemetery in Carrot River, SK. A Military Guard and Firing Party from Canadian Forces Detachment Dundurn participated in the Interment.