Shearwater technician and Aboriginal advisor retires after 39 year career

November 6, 2019 - Royal Canadian Air Force

On the brisk, sunny morning of October 24, 2019, Sergeant Tony Parsons gathered with his family, friends, and colleagues at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, to celebrate his retirement after 39 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He spent 36 of those years at Shearwater and, while there, learned of his Mi’kmaq heritage.

“I was emotionally overwhelmed during the flag-raising knowing it would be my last salute,” he said, “and I was elated from the support of command and my fellow peers.”

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