WO/Adj Patrick King, CD
After 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), WO Patrick King, CD, retired 28 June 2019. Please forward any congratulatory messages, anecdotes, and farewell messages to the OPI by e-mail Daniel.Timon@forces.gc.ca.
Warrant Officer Patrick “Pat” King CD enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on July 9th, 1981 as a Gunner in the Field Artillery. Pat completed his basic training in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia followed by his trades training at the Royal Canadian Artillery Battle School. He served in Shilo, Manitoba before completing his first UN tour of Cyprus in March, 1982 before being posted to 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Lahr, Germany where he later joined the Air Defense Artillery. In 1987, he went to 5eme Regiment D’Artillerie Legere du Canada, V Bty in Valcartier and completed his second tour to Cyprus in 1987. In 1989, he was posted to CFB Borden and was promoted to Master Bombardier. In 1990, he was voluntarily released from the CAF to pursue educational opportunities.
In 1994, at 34 years of age, Pat re-enrolled in the CAF as an Infantryman. After his training with the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre, he was posted to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry in Winnipeg where he completed a NATO tour to Bosnia in 1997. Again, feeling the pull of St Barbara, in 2000, he remustered to Plumbing and Heating Technician and upon completion of his training at the Canadian School of Military Engineering was posted to CFB Trenton as part of 81 Airfield Engineer Flight where he completed tours in South West Asia (Dubai) and the Golan Heights with the UN. Promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and posted to 2 Combat Engineer Regiment in Petawawa, he completed a tour to Afghanistan in 2008. After 2 CER, he became a Contracts Inspector 2 I/C to Area Supply Unit (ASU) Toronto where he was promoted to WO in 2009. Posted back to Trenton in 2012, he completed a winter tour of Alert in 2015 before returning to Real Property Operations Unit Ontario in Toronto as the Operations Warrant Officer in 2018.
After 34+ years of service, Pat has accepted a position with the Public Service in Borden, ON and will be settling in the Barrie area with his wife Donna.