MWO Tim Martin, CD
MWO Tim Murphy will retire from the CF on 03 Oct 2011 after 24 plus years of loyal and dedicated service.
MWO Tim Murphy enrolled into the Canadian Armed Forces in Winnipeg on 27 Nov 1986 and was shipped off to Nova Scotia for Basic Recruit Training at CFB Cornwallis. Upon completion of Basic Training, he was off to St. Jean Quebec for 6 months of second language training. He was then sent to CFB Borden to complete a basic driver’s course and QL3 firefighter trades training. His first posting was to CFB Portage la Prairie where he spent time learning his trade and completed both QL5 and sea environmental courses.
On closure of Portage, Cpl Murphy was posted to CFB Edmonton in the summer of 1992 until a new position opened up in late 1994 which saw him return to his home province as a firefighter at CFB Winnipeg. He spent the next 6 years there until the inevitable happened in 2001, a posting/promotion to Ships West. While employed with the Navy, he was promoted to Sgt and assumed the Senior Firefighter position on HMCS Calgary and spent the next 3 ½ years in Esquimalt sailing the western globe including two Persian Gulf/Gold Souke tours. In the summer of 2004, Sgt Murphy was posted to 4 WG Cold Lake and filled the positions of CFI and Platoon Chief. After a short 3 years in Cold Lake, newly promoted WO Murphy headed south to Grn Edmonton and for the next 4 years was employed as a Platoon Chief. On the 04 Jul 2011, he was promoted to MWO and assumed the duties of DFC. MWO
Tim Murphy and his wife Lisa will remain in the Edm area where he has accepted a position with Alberta Health Services as a Fire Codes Officer. A retirement celebration will be planned; date and location TBA. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes and stories can be forwarded to WO Mark Ferrar, (Ferrar WO MG@CFB/ASU Edmonton@Edmonton).