This article was first published in the GCC London January Newsletter. You can access it at the following link February-2015-GCC-Newsletter.
CPL Joshua Waring will be honoured at our 11 February 2015 Garrison Community Council noon meeting through the GCC’s Honouring Veterans Initiative. The Honouring Veterans Initiative of the Garrison Community Council (London and Region) acknowledges the service of individual Canadian Forces (CF) and RCMP veterans. As well the Initiative celebrates our rich military heritage, both past and present, while continuing our traditions of Remembrance. The Honouring Veterans Initiative supports the GCC’s mission to focus on building a greater understanding of the Canadian Forces within the civilian community.
- Joshua Waring was born in Pembroke Ontario on 15 Jun 1984 into a military family. As a Military Dependant he experienced CFB Petawawa, CFB Calgary and CFB Lahr in Germany.
- Josh joined 22 Service Battalion in London in Mar 2002 and trained as a Mobile Support Equipment Operator. He deployed to Petawawa in Sep 2009 for predeployment training and on completion served in Afghanistan from April to November 2010 at Patrol Base Wilson (PBW), Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wilson, and at patrol base Shoja . During this time he was employed as a Heavy Truck driver on the resupply convoys as well as operating other heavy equipment inclusive of fuel trucks, the Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) and other Support Equipment. In his “spare time” he off loaded resupply helicopters, stood guard, was a firefighter and did electrical installations.
- Shortly after his return from Afghanistan Joshua completed his Apprentice Electrician training and hours and was awarded his Electricians Journeyman license through IBEW 120 where he works primarily for one of their client companies – Roberts On Site
- Given heavy work and family commitments Joshua released from 22 Service Battalion in 2011.
- Josh has been married to his wife Colleen for eight years and they have two daughters Charlotte and Annabelle. They reside in Byron.