Retirement Notice:15112 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER G.C. FEDDERLY, CD, RCN

RETIREMENT 15112 LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER G.C. FEDDERLY, CD, RCN

1. AFTER 37 YEARS (5 AS A SEA CADET AND RESERVE BOSN, 32 AS A REG FORCE MARS OFFICER) OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO QUEEN, COUNTRY, AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, LCDR GENE FEDDERLY IS SWALLOWING THE ANCHOR AND WILL RETIRE ON 09 SEP 13.

2. GENE DONNED SQUARE RIG IN THE FALL OF 1976, JOINING RCSCC CAMPBELTOWN IN SHERWOOD PARK AB AS A SEA CADET, EVENTUALLY RISING TO THE RANK OF CPO2. THIS, HOWEVER, WAS INSUFFICIENT NAVALNESS FOR YOUNG GENE, WHO DURING HIS FINAL YEAR AS A SEA CADET ALSO JOINED HMCS NONSUCH AS AN ORDINARY SEAMAN BOSN. PARADING AT BOTH CAMPBELTOWN AND NONSUCH SO BESOTTED GENE WITH ALL THINGS NAVAL, THAT HE THOUGHT FIT TO ATTAIN HIGHER EDUCATION ON A DRILL SCHOLARSHIP. AND SO, IN JUL 81 HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE REG FORCE AS A MARS OFFICER, AND WAS OFF TO CFOCS IN CHILLIWACK, AND THENCE TO ROYAL ROADS MILITARY COLLEGE (RRMC)

3. GENE MADE THE MOST OF HIS FOUR YEARS AT RRMC, IMMERSING HIMSELF IN THE DRILL, SPORTS, ACADEMICS, AND MESS LIFE OF THE COLLEGE, AND GRADUATED IN 1985 WITH A BACHELOR S DEGREE IN GENERAL SCIENCE. IT WAS ALSO DURING THIS TIME THAT HE MET THE LOVE-O-HIS-LIFE, EILEEN.

4. AFTER INTENSIVE MARS TRAINING AT VENTURE AND IN THE SHIPS OF THE TRAINING SQUADRON, FOLLOWED BY THE NAVAL OPERATIONS COURSE IN HALIFAX, GENE ATTAINED HIS BWK AND CERT II QUALIFICATIONS IN HMCS TERRA NOVA. IN ORDER TO BELLOW THE WAR CRY OF QUOTE A SYSTEM ENGAGE UNQUOTE OVER THE ARMAMENT BROADCAST, GENE CHOSE TO BECOME AN AWWD, AND SUBSEQUENTLY SERVED AS AWWO IN HMC SHIPS TERRA NOVA AND ANNAPOLIS. FOLLOWING A SPELL ASHORE AS A SQUADRON COMMANDER AT RRMC, GENE ATTAINED HIS AWWC QUALIFICATION WHILE DABBLING IN ORO TRAINING IN HALIFAX. A NUMBER OF POSITIONS ASHORE THEN FOLLOWED, INCLUDING JUNIOR LEADERSHIP OFFICER AND SEA DIV COMMANDER AT CFFS(E), MOG2 PLANSO, MARPACHQ SUROPS, AND AREA CADET OFFICER(SEA) AT RCSU(P).

5. GENE AND THE SEA COULD NOT BE LONG SEPARATED, AND HE RETURNED TO THE FLEET AS DECKO OF PROTECTEUR. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY THREE YEARS AT VENTURE WHERE HE HELPED FORGE THE FUTURE LEADERS OF THE RCN, AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO ATTAIN THE ORCA COMMAND QUALIFICATION. UPON PROMOTION TO HIS CURRENT RANK, GENE WENT TO MARPAC HQ AND THE WORLD OF NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS. WHILE THERE HE MANAGED TO SHINE AS THE GUARD COMMANDER FOR A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT EVENTS, INCLUDING THE CONSECRATION OF THE QUEEN S COLOUR, HRH THE EARL OF WESSEX S DEDICATION OF A NAVAL MAST IN STANLEY PARK, THE GOVERNOR GENERAL S VISIT FOR THE NAVAL CENTENNIAL, AND HRH THE DUKE OF YORK S RECENT OPENING OF THE HIGHLAND GAMES. GENE S FINAL TASK IN THE RCN WILL BE THE COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE MANUAL OF CEREMONIAL FOR HMC SHIPS. EXPECT A RETURN TO COCKED HATS AND FULL DRESS TAILCOATS SHORTLY.

6. PAST CHAIR OF THE VICTORIA MONARCHIST LEAGUE, EXPERT ON ALL THINGS CEREMONIAL, DIE HARD WEST COASTER, DEVOTED HUSBAND, PROUD FATHER OF DAUGHTERS EMMA AND CHARLOTTE, GENTLEMAN – LCDR FEDDERLY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY A NAVY HE SERVED PROUDLY. HE PLANS TO RETIRE TO DISTANT LANGFORD, WHERE HE WILL DRESS HIS CATS IN PERIOD COSTUMES AND GENERALLY GET IN EILEEN S WAY. A COMPONENT TRANSFER TO COATS IN ORDER TO DRIVE ORCAS FOR THE SEA CADET PROGRAMME IS ALSO UNDER ACTIVE CONSIDERATION.

7. A FAREWELL FUNCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE NADEN WARDROOM ON MON 09 SEP 13 FROM 1130 TO 1330, TO INCLUDE STIMULATING POTABLES, TRADITIONAL AIR-TOASTED SANGIES AND OTHER ASSORTED NIBBLIES. BUCKING THE RECENT LAMENTABLE TREND, GENE WILL FULLY HOST THIS FUNCTION. DRESS WILL BE N1D (HIGH COLLARED WHITES WITH RIBBONS), OR OTHER SUITABLE CEREMONIAL ORDER OF DRESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT HCW. EXPRESSIONS OF CONGRATULATIONS, ANECDOTES, AND INSIDIOUS SCUTTLEBUTT CONCERNING GENE CAN BE SENT BY EMAIL TO JAMES.WEBB(AT SYMBOL)FORCES.GC.CA. THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND IN PERSON ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE SO TO MR. JAMIE WEBB.

8. 2 TIMOTHY 4-6,7

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