10593 Brigadier-Gen Paul JP McCabe, OMM, CD (RMC ’75) will be retiring from the Canadian Forces on 2 June 2008 after 36 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Forces. BGen McCabe graduated from the Royal Military College in May 1975 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned in the Canadian Forces as an aerospace engineering officer. While serving as an aircraft maintenance officer at Canadian Forces Base Shearwater he met and married his wife Sandra (Squires), formerly of Stephenville, Nfld. In May 1978, he was promoted to Captain and returned to RMC to obtain his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. On 1 July 2002, BGen McCabe was promoted to his current rank and posted to 1 Canadian Air Division as the A4. In June 2005 BGen McCabe was appointed Director General Aerospace Equipment Program Management. He and his wife Sandra will be building their retirement house in Truro Nova-Scotia, where they will enjoy the Maritime life as well as being close to their family. The retirement ceremony will be held 30 May at the WO’s & Sgt’s Mess. Any congratulatory messages, anecdotes and best wishes should be submitted to Lise Lecours ([email protected]) by 15 May 08. Anyone wishing to make a special presentation or say few words during the ceremony may do so by notifying Lise Lecours. Please confirm your intention to attend NLT 15 May.
19297 Captain Zauher H Abdullah (RMC ’94) will retire from the Canadian Forces on May 19th, 2008, after 17 plus years of dedicated service. He enrolled in the regular force on 19 May 1990 as an Aerospace Engineer, and has led an eventful career. After completing his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the Royal Military College in Kingston and completing his AERE training at CFSATE, Borden, he was posted to the Directorate of Intelligence, Security and Operations Automation (DISOA) at NDHQ. This was followed by a posting to NORAD HQ and Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs. Upon his return to Canada he was posted to the CF 188 Software Detachment at WSM Det Mirabel. Capt Abdullah then moved to Ottawa where he spent the last years of his career with DGAEPM in Fighters and Trainers as the CF 18 DMS and ILS Technical Authority. Zauher’s most memorable experience in the CF was participating in a technical assistance visit to Kosovo and Bosnia in 1999. Capt Abdullah’s retirement plans include moving to France to pursue a Master of Science degree at the International Space University. Zauher has lead an outstanding career with the Canadian Forces. A luncheon will take place on May 16th at 11:30 hrs, at the RCAF Mess, located at 158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa, ON. (613) 233-4610. RVSP, farewell messages, anecdotes or questions can be sent to Capt Rod Kelly: [email protected] ASAP.