Sgt S.J. Downer, CD
1. Sgt Downer will be retiring from the CF on 14 Nov 07 after 20 plus years of loyal and dedicated service to the CF and the Engineer Branch;
2. Steve joined the CF on the 09 Oct 1987 as a Cbt Engr and climbed through the ranks to Sgt. He has served proudly in three different trades: 041 Field Engineer, 042 Field Engineer Equipment Operator and finally as a 142 Geomatic Technician. He has served at various bases and stations during his career, 2 CER, CFB Petawawa, 3 FES and MCE. During his career he spent time abroad in such places as Cyprus, 2 back to back 6 month tours in Kuwait, 2 Rotos to Bosnia and then to Honduras in 1998;
3. Steve, Celine, Emily and Cole will be staying in the Ottawa area, as Steve will remain employed within MCE as a #2 press operator;
4. MCE will be having a small luncheon at a local watering hole (Prescott) to say good-bye and wish him and his family all the best in his retirement; and 5. Please send congratulatory message, anecdotes and memories by message, email to Sgt Allan MacNeil, (MacNeil.A @forces.gc.ca),no later than 12 Nov 07.