Warrant Officer Robert Wilson
Warrant Officer Robert (RJ) Wilson was born on 16 April 1971 in Newmarket, Ontario. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces at the age of 18 on 11 October 1989, and after finishing basic infantry training was posted to London, Ontario, with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, where he would remain for his entire career.
In his 19 years with the Regiment, RJ completed four previous operational tours including deployments to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and a tour to Kabul in Afghanistan. Most recently, RJ was deployed with Operation Athena in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
RJ loved his profession, but more importantly he dearly loved his family. He was extremely well-liked and respected by his soldiers, peers and superiors. He will be sorely missed by all.