WO/Adj J.R. Peach, CD

    • WO/Adj J.R. Peach, CD

    After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, WO Richard Peach, CD, will retire on 31 January 2023. Anecdotes and retirement wishes may be sent to Capt A.S. Peach at Anthony.Peach@forces.gc.ca.

    Warrant Officer Richard Peach joined the Canadian Armed Forces on 05 July 1999 as a Private in the Canadian Army Reserves with 45 Field Engineer Squadron. After more than 23 years of loyal and dedicated service to Canada, he will retire on 31 January 2023.

    Warrant Officer Peach completed many career courses and taskings at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineer in Oromocto, New Brunswick, gaining skills and knowledge that he didn’t hesitate to share with his peers and subordinates. When not on a tasking or course, he dedicated his time to 45 Field Engineer Squadron, holding different positions over the years from section member to section commander to Troop Warrant Officer.

    In 2003, Warrant Officer Peach deployed to Bosnia as a Section Driver with Delta Company of 2 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Upon his return to Canada, instead of enjoying his post tour leave, he joined the recuperation efforts in Halifax after Hurricane Juan blew through the city.

    Like many Reservists, WO Peach balanced his military and civilian lives. He attended NSCC Marconi Campus obtaining Process Operations and 4th Class Power Engineering Certificates.

    Upon retirement, WO Peach will continue residing in Glace Bay with his wife, Jenna, and son, Ben. He will continue working as a Power Engineer with Nova Scotia Health, playing guitar, and camping with his family.