Tag Archives: Chief Warrant Officer

Episode 048 – CWO Bill Darling Part 2

Part 2 of the Episode with Chief Warrant Officer Bill Darling continues! Cpl Bill Darling, 1983 – hard at work! Bill’s uncle, HCol (LCol ret’d) Robert Darling, CD (a 3rd generation Highlander) & RSM (CWO) Bill Darling, CD 1999 HEGG David Johnston, CC, CMM, CD presenting CWO Bill Darling with his Military Medal of Merit in 2011

Episode 048 – CWO Bill Darling Part 1

William Darling joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1979 as a Gunner with 2 Field Royal Canadian Artillery, located in Montreal, Quebec. After completing Recruit and Basic training, he completed his TQ1 Artilleryman training at CFB Gagetown. He remained with 2 Field as a Gun Detachment member, being promoted to Bombardier in 1980. In 1982 he relocated to Toronto, Ontario, re-mustered Infantry and joined The 48th Highlanders of Canada, becoming the Regiment’s first 4th generation Highlander. The Darling family has […]

Episode 044 – CWO Scott Patterson

Chief Warrant Officer Scott Patterson, CD joined The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada 1 Apr 1979, after transferring from Central Militia Special Training Unit.  He completed his Basic Parachutist Course January 1982 and Airborne Indoctrination Course August 1983, making his an original member of The QOR of C Jump Platoon. Scott was a devoted member of the Regimental Pioneers, participating in numerous commemorations and parades.  Some of his more enjoyable tasks have been as an instructor and platoon warrant for […]

Episode 032 – CWO Emmett Kelly

CWO Kelly was born in Montréal, Québec in 1965 and was raised and educated in the Montreal area. In 1982, after five years as an Army Cadet with the 3 Field Engineers and The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, he joined the Black Watch as a private soldier in B Company. CWO Kelly was with the Black Watch from December of 1982 until transferring to The Calgary Highlanders in August of 1995. During his tenure with the Black Watch, […]

Episode 024 CWO Mike Lacroix Part IV

And now, Finally, the conclusion of the interview with CWO Mike Lacroix. Follow me on Twitter @MikeLacroix32 and keep track of my results on #Mike100Workouts You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your purchase goes to supporting the show. Kieran helps with the clippers at the Cops for Cancer event in Vaughan. Kieran and Aidan gave the RSM a new haircut! The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth, the […]

Episode 024 CWO Mike Lacroix Part III

In an unprecedented third part of the episode, CWO Mike Lacroix describes the arrival of the Toronto Scottish at their new home in Etobicoke and becoming the 32 Canadian Brigade Group Sergeant-Major. Follow me on Twitter @MikeLacroix32 and keep track of my results on #Mike100Workouts You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your purchase goes to supporting the show.   Members of the Toronto Scottish Regiment visit Hoevelakken […]

Episode 024 CWO Mike Lacroix Part II

The interview with CWO Mike Lacroix CD continues.  Listen as Mike describes being appointed as the Regimental Sergeant-Major of the  Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother’s Own) and planning to march out of Fort York Armoury. Follow me on Twitter @MikeLacroix32 and keep track of my results on #Mike100Workouts You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your purchase goes to supporting the show. WO Mike Lacroix […]

Episode 024 CWO Mike Lacroix Part I

Chief Warrant Officer Michael Lacroix enlisted in 1988 as a Private in The Toronto Scottish Regiment. He completed his Basic Infantry Reconnaissance, Machine-Gunner and Section Commander’s courses early in his career as an Infantry Soldier. He worked his way up to Sergeant by instructing on countless basic courses and, in 1994, became a full-time Army recruiter. During his first year as a Sergeant he completed his Senior Leaders Course and his Infantry Platoon Second-in-Command Course. In 1998 CWO Lacroix was […]

Episode 019 CWO Carl Deroche

This week’s guest is CWO Deroche who enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in July 1980, initially serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment in Gagetown. After completing the Basic Para Course at CFB Edmonton in 1981 he was posted to the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Petawawa.  He served with the Airborne Regiment for a total of eight years and is the youngest person to successfully completed the demanding Patrol Pathfinder Course. He subsequently served extensively in […]

Episode 018 BGen Gary Stafford

Today’s podcast guest is Brigadier General Gary Stafford, OMM, CD. In 1970, Brigadier-General Stafford joined The Royal Regiment of Canada as a Private and progressed to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer in 1983. He held the position of Regimental Sergeant Major from 1983 to 1987. In 1988, Brigadier-General Stafford commissioned from the ranks, promoted to Captain and posted to Toronto Militia District Headquarters (now 32 Canadian Brigade Group) as the Recruiting Officer for one year. He returned to The […]

Episode 016 CWO Grant Lawson

This week’s episode is with CWO Grant Lawson.  Grant has served as a crewman in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in two Regiments: the Ontario Regiment and the Queen’s York Rangers.  He has deployed to the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia and most recently to Afghanistan. His current appointment takes him out of his usual arcs and into the Infantry, serving as the Regimental Sergeant-Major of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.  Grant is a good friend and a trusted advisor.  […]

Episode 008 CWO Kevin West

Today’s Interview is with the Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer, Kevin West, MMM, MSM, CD.  Kevin’s CF Bio can be found at this Link.  Kevin served in the Naval Reserve, then transferred to the regular force in the Royal Canadian Navy.  After a period of five years, he transferred again to the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he worked his way towards the pinnacle of the Non-Commissioned Member corps as the CF CWO. He also was vital to providing leadership […]

Episode 004 LGen Andrew Leslie

In this episode, Lieutenant-General (ret) Andrew Leslie describes his service in the Canadian Army and specifically the Chief Warrant Officers who influenced him and helped guide his decisions as a senior commander. His service was both thrilling, as the Commander of 1CMBG, and heart breaking as the Commander of the Canadian Army during the fierce fighting days in Afghanistan. You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You still enjoy Amazon’s great prices, but a portion of your purchase […]

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Welcome to the podcast page of the Canadian Military History Podcast.  Please listen to the Introductory Episode, where I describe the origins of the podcast as well as the format and goals. Please check back weekly for future episodes. Special thanks go out to: -Scott Gardener and Chris Honeywell, the Two True Freaks -Michael Bailey and Jeffrey Taylor from the Superman Homepage, The Fortress of Baileytude, the Superman Podcast Network and From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast -Ken Ray […]

Episode 000 – The Intro

Canadian Military History Podcast The Podcast Dedicated to Our Veteran’s Own Stories; Past, Present and Eventually Future This is the introduction episode where I introduce the format of the podcast as well as the reasons and influences for starting this podcast. Feedback and comments are welcome. Mike Lacroix CD Mike Lacroix is a Senior Appointment Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.  His current appointment is as the Sergeant-Major for 32 Canadian Brigade Group in Toronto, Ontario.  Past appointments […]

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