Tag Archives: Sergeant

Episode 056 – WO Aly Hirji

Warrant Officer Aly Hirji a member of The Royal Regiment of Canada was born and raised in East York Ontario. Warrant Officer Hirji completed his basic training through the Cooperative Education Program during February 1995 and May 1995 not earning any money, but in turn earning two High School Credits. Warrant Officer Hirji was promoted to Corporal in 1997, to Master- Corporal in 1999, Sergeant in 2007 and Warrant Officer in 2009. He has deployed to Israel in support of […]

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 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 020 Sgt Christopher Murdy

Sergeant Murdy was born in London, Ontario and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1999.  He follows his Great Uncle Morris Murdy, a WWII signaler who served in the Italian Campaign, as the last known serving member in the family.  Sergeant Murdy has served exclusively with the 4th Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.  He joined the military while completing his Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. Upon completion of his Basic Infantry Qualification, Sergeant […]

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 002 Sgt Greg Briggs Part 2

This is part 2 of my interview with Sgt Greg Briggs. Now, good old Greg made a choice to take a shot at me near the end of the episode, so I hope you good listeners will forgive me if I take a cheap shot back. I know Greg can take it as good as he gives it, but I’m only taking this liberty because of our life-long friendship. Enjoy the second part of my interview with Greg! You can […]

Episode 002 Sgt Greg Briggs Part 1

Welcome to Episode 002 of the Canadian Military History Podcast. This interview is with my life-long friend, Greg Briggs. My podcast creator has an upload limit, so I’ve had to break this up into two parts. This may become more common than not, but I don’t expect that it will take away from the show. Please enjoy my interview with Sgt Greg Briggs of the Toronto Scottish Regiment and the PPCLI. You can support this site by shopping on Amazon.  […]