Sea King Retirement Committee

Sea King Retirement Committee

A committee has been formed to assist the Commanding Officer of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron and Commander 12 Wing with the planning and organization of the Sea King Retirement functions to be held in Victoria, B.C. at the end of November 2018.

The retirement ceremony will mimic, in degree of the solemnity, the paying off ceremony that a ship undergoes upon decommissioning.

There will be a ceremonial fly-past associated with the parade, which is an official event, and not the responsibility of this committee to organize.

However, we are responsible for the meet and greet and a formal dinner to celebrate 55 years of Sea King service to the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Air Force. Plus, we are currently working on some bells and whistles, namely a Keepsake Commemorative Coin, a Coffee Table book, special patch, prints, and even a Canada Post Commemorative Stamp. More to come on all these wonderful keepsakes that will be available for purchase.

Meet the Committee

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Col (Retd) Ian Lightbody
Chairman

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Major Dale Arndt
Secretary and Sponsorship OPI

Hon Col Mike Sudul
Treasurer

Capt(N) (Retd) Kevin Carle
Public Affairs Advisor

Col (Retd) John McManus
Webmaster

Hon Col (Retd) Jeff Morris
Member

Maj (Retd) John Latimer
Member

LCol (Retd) Wayne Krause
Member

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Maj (Retd) Peter Bey
Mint and Canada Post OPI

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MWO (Retd) Paul Peacey
Member

Maj (Retd) Phil Redgrave
Member

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Maj (Retd) John Reilly
Member

LCol (Retd) Dan Burden
Commemorative Coin OPI

Capt Don Leblanc
Commemorative Painting OPI

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LCol Travis Chapman
CO 443 Squadron

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Maj (Retd) Howie Ballantine
Guest Speaker OPI

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Sgt Greg Forsyth
Member

Col (Retd) John Cody
Member

Col (Retd) John Orr
Coffee Table Book

Maj Sarah Thornton
Acting Secretary

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Maj (Retd) Phil & Deborah Dodge
Gala Dinner

Contact Us

As we are a volunteer group, please be patient if we don't respond to your email right away.
info@skr18.ca