MWO Wayne Allaby, CD
MWO Allaby W.E. (Wayne) was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on April 30, 1962. He graduated from Simonds High School in 1980 with basic skills in carpentry. In March 1982, he joined the Canadian Military as an infantry soldier with the RCRs and did his basic training in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. After 2 years with 1 RCR in London Ontario, he transferred to 2 RCR in Gagetown, New Brunswick, and married his true love Jean Sands on July 19, 1984. In Jan 1986, he re-mustered to a Construction Engineering Technician and was posted to 14 Wing, Greenwood Nova Scotia, where he got lost in the shuffle and sat as a supernumerary for six years. By this time he had four new additions to his family; Tara, Tasha Teri and Teena, all girls. Once the Career Manager realized he was part of the CE organization in Greenwood and that he wanted to stay in the Maritimes, the CM posted him clear across Canada to Comox, BC in 1992. In 1994, he was blessed for the fifth time with his one and only son, Tyler. After many years of requesting a tour, he was sent to Haiti to participate in the humanitarian aid in 1995. In 1996 he was posted back to 14 Wing Greenwood to the Airfield Engineering Flight. With the skills of a Draftsman & Surveyor and a solid background of carpentry, he got quick recognition and was promoted and posted three years later in 1999 to CFB Petawawa. After a few good projects and a Base Commander’s Commendation, he was promoted to Sgt and posted to CFB Gagetown, 74 Construction Troop, in 2001. Over the next few years as the Shop Supervisor and Acting Troop Warrant he supervised some outstanding work for the local community. 4 ESR build two houses for Habitat for Humanity and did some major renovations to both the DVA hospitals in Saint John and Fredericton, NB. In 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer and was posted across the parking lot to 3 ASG Eng Br. In 2005 – 2006, he completed a nine month tour in the Golan which included the close down of the Task Force in the Golan. In 2007, with less than ten months back in Canada, he signed a waiver and was deployed to Afghanistan for six months. Upon his return, he was promoted to his current rank of MWO and posted across the road to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering at CFB Gagetown. Not content to remain in one place too long, Apr 2009 he made a short trip across yet another parade square in to CTC HQ as the Training Design Construction Engineer.
Wayne, his wife Jean Elizabeth, and their children Tara, Tasha, Teri, Teena, and Tyler, and grandchildren Nicholas, Mikayla, Mykel, Blaize, Nathan, Brooklen, Nolan, and Donovan plan to remain in the Oromocto area after his retirement from the Canadian Forces.
I am quite confident that there are some things that Wayne would like to keep secret and now is the time to spill the beans. Please forward all notes of encouragement and goodbyes for Wayne to MWO Gaidies, CTC HQ AITA Coord, in Gagetown at CSN 7632, or e-mail at William.Gaidies@forces.gc.ca.