Website changes are coming; stay tuned for a new look in 2019!


Retirement of MCpl Richard Naugler, LINEMAN

12 Feb 2019: After 20+ years of service to the Canadian Armed Forces, MCpl R.S. Naugler will be retiring on 20 Feb 2019. The full retirement message can be viewed here.

A DWD function will be held in his honour at Dooley’s (1198 Onondaga St, Oromocto, NB) on 15 Feb 2019 at 1300 hrs. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, stories and photos are welcome and may be sent to Sgt Goobie at

Retirement of MWO Richard Kliche, LINEMAN

11 Feb 2019: MWO Rich Kliche will be retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces on 03 Apr 2019 after 25+ years of service. Details on an informal DWD will follow at a later date, with the full retirement message available here. Congratulatory messages, stories or anecdotes can be forwarded to WO Art Booker at

New mailing address and membership form

02 Feb 2019: The CAFL NEC has a new mailing address. Forms and other correspondence can now be addressed to:

The Military Communications and Electronics Museum
95 Craftsman Blvd
Kingston, ON
K7K 7B4

Please ensure the first line is included to separate CAFL mail from the museum's. The membership application form has also been updated with this new address.

Donations for Karen Eichler

31 Jan 2019: Lineman Richard Eichler's wife Karen was diagnosed with cancer in December and a GoFundMe page has been set up by his sister to help. Karen and Richard live in Gander, Newfoundland with their 4 children, and the funds raised will help their family with family care, incidental costs, and travel to St. John's for treatment. Any support to help those who support our line family is appreciated.

Retirement of WO Kevin Snyder, LINEMAN

31 Jan 2019: After over 30 years in the service, WO Kevin Synder is retiring, with full details of his illustrious career available here. His retirement ceremony will be held in Ottawa, with further details to follow later. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, stories and photos are welcome and may be sent to WO AJ Woelders at alan.woelders at

Golden Spur 2018 correction

22 Jan 2019: The previous newsletter was published in error without the membership listing. It has been corrected and is available here.

Retirement of WO Patrick Hall, CD, LINEMAN

21 Jan 2019: WO Patrick Hall is retiring after more than 22 years of service in the CAF. The full retirement message can be viewed here, with informal luncheon details to follow. Congratulatory messages, anecdotes, stories, and outright lies can be e-mailed to

Golden Spur Newsletter

24 Dec 2018: A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all linemen, their families, and friends of the trade! The 2018 CAFL Golden Spur newsletter is now available, with accounts from line units across Canada.

Liberation of Holland Battlefield Study Tour

21 Dec 2018: The Communication and Electronics Branch has released the warning order for the Liberation of Holland Battlefield Study Tour. Following the successful 2017 Vimy study tour, this represents a chance to learn about how the Branch played a key role in lifting the Nazi occupation of Holland.

Fundraiser for Paul Byrne

14 Dec 2018: Paul Byrne, lineman and infanteer, was sadly involved in a car accident while riding his motorcycle earlier this month. Those wishing to help Paul with his recovery are invited to donate to his GoFundMe campaign.

2018 Annual General Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting are now available.