Tag Archives: Moss Park Armoury

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 033 – WO Justin Thorn

At 17, Warrant Officer Justin Thorn joined The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in June of 1988. During his 26 years in the Canadian Forces he has completed several taskings and exercises abroad, most notably in France, England, and the United States. Additionally, he has deployed twice domestically during the Ice Storms of January 1998, and during the Toronto winter deployment of January 1999. Warrant Officer Thorn has held several notable Regimental positions: section commander, platoon warrant, and Company Quartermaster. […]

Episode 023 Sgt Tristan Bankasingh

Tristan O’Neil Bankasingh, the son of Jamaican parents, was born in Etobicoke, Ontario. Deciding to take a career path different than other members of his family, he enrolled in the Canadian Forces after completing high school and was sworn-in as an artilleryman on October 21, 2004 at Moss Park Armoury. He completed his basic training in the spring of 2005 and finished within the top three of his class. After completion of his DP1 Artillery course in the summer 2005, […]

Episode 006 Capt Shannon Tyrrell Part 2

Here is the second part of the episode with Capt Shannon Tyrrell. One of the memorable characters that Capt Tyrrell goes on to describe is Cpl Lui from 25 Field Ambulance.  Due to the patience and dedication of his instructors, Cpl Lui went on to found a leadership group known as Monticle. Please take the time to visit the Monticle site. Have you signed the Canadian Military History Podcast Guestbook yet?   You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  You […]

Episode 006 Capt Shannon Tyrrell Part 1

This episode is the first episode with a soldier from the Canadian Forces Health Services and a member of the Canadian Armed Forces not from the Combat Arms.  Capt Tyrrell started her career as a Non-Commissioned Member  in 25 Medical Company which has since grown to become 25 Field Ambulance.  Shannon developed as a junior leader as Medic, then became a Warrant Officer.  A decision point was reached when Shannon had to choose between developing as a Medic Warrant Officer […]