MWO Wilson Murphy, CD

    Master Warrant Officer Wilson Murphy will be leaving the Canadian Forces after over 27 + years of loyal service.

    Wilson was born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and enrolled in Sydney on 29 August 1984. He started Basic training in Cornwallis in Sep 1984 and was posted to CFB Petawawa RCR Battle School from Nov 1984 to Mar 1985 on his Basic Infantry Course.

    He was posted in Mar 1985 to 2 RCR, Gagetown, on completion of his course and remained there until Mar 1989. He was then posted to Defence Research in Ottawa (DREO) where he remained until his re-muster came through. He re-mustered in October 1991 to Fire Fighter and was posted to CFB Borden. Upon completion of his trade’s course he was posted to CFB Uplands Ottawa as a Crew member. In 1995 he was then posted to CFB Shearwater after the closure of CFB Uplands, and then to CFB Halifax in 1996. Wilson was then posted in 1998 to HMCS Montreal where he took part in his first and only tour with the NATO fleet in Northern Europe aboard a ship. He was then posted back to 12 Wing Shearwater in 2000 as a Deputy Platoon Chief. He was promoted to MCpl in Dec 2000.

    On completion of his PLQ and QL6A he returned to Shearwater as Platoon Chief. Wilson was then posted in 2003 to CFB Edmonton as a Fire inspector and after a few months he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and again became a Deputy Platoon Chef. In 2006 he was deployed as the Task Force Fire Chief for Op Archer in Kandahar Afghanistan. Upon his return from Afghanistan he was promoted to Warrant Officer and continued the posting in CFB Edmonton as Platoon Chief until July 2007. He was then posted to 1 Engineering Support Unit (1 ESU) as the Fire Fighter SME / OPs. Wilson would see his second tour to Afghanistan come in 2008 as the Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM) for the Construction Management Organization (CMO) building roads in the Panjwayi and water canals in the Zhari district in Kandahar Province during Op Athena. On return from Afghanistan he filled a new role at 1 ESU as the Technical Training Coordinator for the Unit. In 2010 he again found himself in Kandahar Afghanistan with the Mission Transition Task Force (MTTF) as the Task Force Fire Marshal. Once back from tour he again found himself in a new position with 1 ESU HQ Ops.

    Wilson will be leaving the CF and starting a new opportunity but not a new profession. He has accepted a position with the City of Miramichi, N.B., as the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations and Training.

    Wilson has been fully supported throughout his service to the Canadian Forces by his wife Anita and two son’s Glenden and Mitchell. His last working day will be 21 Mar 2012. We will be bidding him Farewell and wishing him and his family the best of luck in the next chapter of their lives at a gathering at Vito’s restaurant in Moncton, on 23 Feb 2012.

    Any anecdotes or well wishes can be forwarded to MWO Jamie Carew email: or call (506) 860-5500 Ext 5468.