Almost 42 years of service in CAF
It is not every day that a member retires because of his age with more than 41 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces ( 41 years, 5 months and 14 days exactly). It is because of the exceptional nature of this event that dozens of people celebrated the retirement of Master Warrant Officer Richard Gilbert on September 7th. He has a lengthy service and just as interesting story. "If instead of 60 years old they had told me I would be at age 65, I would have continued because that is what I do." MWO Gilbert spent a large part of his career in Bagotville, but what makes everybody, or almost everyone in Bagotville know Richard Gilbert, is thanks his secondary duties. First with the Auxiliary Security Force ( ASF Ere) and, in 1990, with the Ground Research Team and a few years later, as a tactical evaluator. and operational It was also the secondary duties that prompted the base commander in 2011 to offer him a requisition service. Richard Gilbert does not intend to remain inactive for very long. He is already working as a consultant on civil security with various organizations. He will not have a boring retirement.