19 August 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of Operational Jubilee—the ill-fated raid on Dieppe. While not often mentioned in the various written histories chronicling this operation, members of the Canadian Provost Corps (CProC) were assigned an important role. To learn more about the 41 men from No. 2 Provost Company who were 'baptized by fire' on that fateful day, and to view additional period photos, read the full article here.
The CMPA is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new MP-themed permanent exhibit at the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC), 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, on Wednesday 29 June 2022. The exhibit, titled Sentry Dogs: Securing Canada’s Nuclear Air Strike Force, explores the sentry dog program operated by the Air Force Police and Military Police in West Germany, from 1963 to 1972, during the Cold War. This program was a critical component of the overall nuclear weapon security scheme that was implemented while the Canadian air force held a nuclear air strike role in support of NATO.
The exhibit also contains two display cases with artifacts related to the handlers and their sentry dogs, as well as three information boards explaining the program and displaying various related photographs.
The CMPA is continuing to work with the NAFMC to implement phase 2 of the exhibit, a multimedia touch-screen kiosk that will allow museum visitors to explore additional photos, videos and news clippings about the sentry dog program. The kiosk will also provide information about the other two nuclear weapon systems protected by Canada's Air Force Police and Military Police during the Cold War.
Additional coverage of the museum exhibit opening can be found in the following online news article at inquinte.ca.
To learn more about the anniversary date, see Looking Back: The Military Police Branch Birthdate, 15 June 1940.
February is Black History Month in Canada. To commemorate this occasion it is appropriate to look back on some early Black military police trailblazers. Recent research has identified two men of colour who served in military policing roles in Canada during the First World War period, and another who provided provost support during combat operations overseas. Read more about these pioneers and their military service to Canada here.
The motorcycle has a long and storied history with Canada's military police. While motorcycles are no longer used by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), they were an important means of transportation for members of the Canadian Provost Corps for almost three decades and continued be used by some CAF military police units, albeit in much smaller numbers, until the 1990s. Learn more about the motorcycles used by Canada's military police and view additional photos here.
L'Unité des enquêtes spéciales (UES) était une unité de police militaire spécialisée qui a fourni aux Forces canadiennes des services de contre-ingérence et d'enquêtes criminelles du 1er avril 1966 au 1er avril 1998. L'UES a été modelée sur l'ancienne unité de l'Aviation royale canadienne du même nom. Après 32 ans de service fier et distingué à travers le monde, l'UES des Forces canadiennes a été dissoute sur la base des recommandations formulées dans le rapport Dickson pour séparer les fonctions de sécurité et d'enquête criminelle. L'UES a été remplacée par deux nouvelles unités :
Looking Back: The Special Investigation Unit
The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) was a specialized military police unit that provided the Canadian Forces with counter-intelligence and criminal investigation services from April 1, 1966 to April 1, 1998. The SIU was modeled on the former Royal Canadian Air Force unit of the same name. After 32 years of proud and distinguished service around the world, the Canadian Forces' SIU was disbanded on the basis of recommendations made in the Dickson Report to separate the security and criminal investigation functions. The SIU was replaced by two new units:
In 1990, a detailed article was published in Sentinelle (the Canadian Forces' French-language magazine) explaining the role and operation of the SIU. This article, which provides a fascinating account of this historic military police unit, is reprinted in its entirety here.
[Note: This article was never published in the English-language Sentinel magazine. If the CMPA is able to obtain permission from the copyright holder (DND/CAF), a translated version of the article may be posted in the future]
Each year, the CMPA awards two $1,000 scholarship to members in good standing whose family members (spouse or children) are pursuing their first year of full or part time post-secondary education. One scholarship will be presented for entry into a university program, and one for entry into a college program.
The attached documents provide full details regarding the rules and application process.
By Law 4 - Scholarship
Deadline for submission is 31 July 2021. No extensions will be granted. Email your submission packages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to all future applicants!
Le nouveau coronavirus fait toujours des ravages au Canada, il n'y a pas de réponse claire quant au moment où les élèves retourneront en classe. La plupart des universités et collèges envisagent de n'avoir que des cours en ligne cet automne. Peu importe où les étudiants apprennent, il est toujours nécessaire de payer leurs études et le Fonds de bourses d'études de l'APMC peut aider.
Le fonds de bourses d’études de l’APMC répond à l’un de nos objectifs principaux: soutenir et faire bénéficier ses membres.
Chaque année, l'APMC attribue deux bourses de 1 000 $ à des membres en règle dont les membres de la famille (conjoint (e) ou enfants) poursuivent leur première année d'études postsecondaires à temps plein ou partiel. Une bourse sera présentée pour l’entrée dans un programme universitaire et une autre pour l’entrée dans un programme collégial.
Les documents ci-joints fournissent des informations complètes sur les règles et le processus de candidature.
Règlement 4 - Fonds de Bourses d’études
La date limite de soumission est le 30 juillet 2021. Aucune prolongation ne sera accordée. Envoyez vos paquets de soumission par courriel à email@example.com
Bonne chance à tous les futurs candidats!
The CMPA is proud to announce the launch of an on-line memorial roll to commemorate those members of Canada’s Military Police who died while serving their country as well as those whose death after returning to civilian life was related to their military service.
The roll was initiated by the students of Military Police Officer Course 2001 (Battista Platoon) in February 2020 as a class project. The CMPA is pleased to host this Military Police Memorial Roll online and will add to it the names of other fallen members who are found to meet the criteria for inclusion (available to view here).
For the purposes of this this roll, the term Military Police includes everyone who served with a service police organization in any of the pre-unification military services of Canada. This includes the Canadian Provost Corps, Naval Shore Patrol Service, RCN Regulating Branch, RCAF Police and Security Services, as well as various First World War military policing organizations. However, it does not include those who were employed only on regimental police-type duties.
The roll currently includes the names of 296 fallen members, 26 of whom died during the First World War period and another 165 who died during the Second World War period. In its current form, the MP Memorial Roll is the culmination of many hundreds of hours of research and validation against records from Veterans Affairs Canada, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, DND/Directorate of History & Heritage, military personnel files available from Library and Archives Canada, numerous newspapers and various genealogical research resources.
Anyone with additional information that could add to the completeness or accuracy of this roll is encouraged to contact the CMPA Director of History and Heritage at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because military personnel files for the post-war period are more heavily constrained by access to information and privacy legislation, we are particularly interested in adding details of Military Police who died in the service of their country from 1948 until the present.
The Military Police Memorial Roll can be accessed by selecting “Memorial Roll” in the menu bar or using the following direct link: https://www.cmpa-apmc.org/memorial-roll.html.
MP — We Shall Remember Them — MP
Credits: Department of National Defence, Veterans Affairs Canada, newspapers.com, forpostaritysake.ca and Cecil Pittman.
As a tribute the provost sign painters, the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy (CFMPA) recently unveiled a new historical display titled "The Artist." Conceived and constructed by Sergeant Ian Beswick, with carpentry assistance from Sergeant Jodi Woolridge, this life-size display depicts a provost sign painter hard at work.
"The Artist," CFMPA Historical Collection, CFMPA Borden (Photos: Sergeant Ian Beswick).
In addition to his regular job as the NCO IC Standards/Development, Sergeant Beswick is the Academy's historian and coordinates its growing heritage collection. Based on a few wartime photos, Sergeant Beswick was able to recreate the look and atmosphere of a less glamourous, but nonetheless essential, aspect of wartime provost work. Careful inspection reveals period-correct signs, paint can labels based on actual wartime examples, and reproduction wooden crates featuring authentically-styled labels and stamps.
Bravo Zulu to Sergeant Beswick and the other CFMPA staff members who helped make this new historical display a reality!
Last month the submissions for the CMPA Annual Scholarships were reviewed with 2 winners being selected to receive a scholarship of $1000 from the Canadian Military Police Association.
The first recipient is Rohnan Frei. Rohnan is a Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School graduate and has enrolled in Ottawa University’s Political Science program. While attending Secondary School, Rohnan received numerous awards and was on the Honour roll each year. Rohnan was selected because of his exceptional academic record, his awards and finally, his involvement in the community. Upon completing his University course, Rohan aspires to become a Military Police Officer or seek a career in either foreign affairs or law enforcement.
BOURSES ANNUELLES DE L'APMC
Le mois dernier, les candidatures aux bourses annuelles de l'APMC ont été examinées et 2 lauréats ont été sélectionnés pour recevoir une bourse de 1 000 $ de l'Association canadienne de la police militaire.
Le premier récipiendaire est Rohnan Frei. Rohnan est diplômé de l’école secondaire Sir Wilfred Laurier et est inscrit au programme de sciences politiques de l’Université d’Ottawa. Alors qu'il fréquentait l'école secondaire, Rohnan a reçu de nombreux prix et était inscrit sur le tableau d'honneur chaque année. Rohnan a été sélectionné pour son dossier académique exceptionnel, ses récompenses et enfin, son implication dans la communauté. À la fin de ses études universitaires, Rohan aspire à devenir officier de police militaire ou à faire carrière dans les affaires étrangères ou dans l'application de la loi.
Left to right: Mario Gaudreau, CMPA Director of Membership, and Rhonan Frei, recipient.
Gauche à droite: Mario Gaudreau, Directeur de l’adhésion de l'APMC, et Rhonan Frei, récipiendaire.
Upon completing his University course, Rohan aspires to become a Military Police Officer or seek a career in either foreign affairs or law enforcement.
The second recipient is Alexa Thobo-Carlsen. Alexa is a graduate of École Secondaire Publique Marc-Garnean (Trenton, ON) and is now enrolled at Sheridan College (Oakville, ON) in a four-year Honours Bachelor of Film and Television program. While attending secondary school in French, she attained the highest average in various courses in both 9th and 10th grade, had the highest overall academic average in 11th grade, and won two achievement awards in her graduating year. Alexa volunteers both on and off the base, and she helped the CMPA by editing some historical Canadian Army videos which were subsequently used on our website in a “Looking Back” feature article. Alexa aspires to work in the film industry creating documentaries and historical fiction pieces.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the CMPA will request some local dignitaries to present the recipients with the cheques and hopefully we will have pictures of these presentations.
On behalf of LCol (Retd) Doug Boot and the members of the CMPA, congratulations to both recipients.
An initiative of Historica Canada, the Memory Project is a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces to share their stories of military service. This year, the Memory Project is developing a video about Canada’s involvement in the Gulf War and is looking for photos to feature in the upcoming video.
Do you have any photos or videos of your service during the Gulf War, and would you be interested in sharing them with us? These would be personal photos, images, or videos that you own and have the right to give us permission to use in this upcoming project.
If so, please send Historica Canada your photos or videos by September 25th and they would be happy to send along a release form to be signed granting them permission. If you have any questions about this project or would like to share your photos or videos, please do not hesitate to reach out to them at email@example.com.
Fenêtre sur le passé : Policiers militaires ou officiers de la paix? (Military Police or Peace Officers?)
Lors d'un exercice de la série Securitas, le major Jean-Guy Plante, alors commandant du 5 PPM à Valcartier, prépare ses ordres en compagnie du sous-lieutenant Dorothy Paquette et de l'adjudant Paul Lachance (Photo : MDN/Sentinelle, volume 21, numéro 1, 1985)
During an exercise in the Securitas series, Major Jean-Guy Plante, Commanding Officer of 5 MP Pl Valcartier, prepare orders along with Second-Lieutenant Dorthy Paquette and Warrant Officer Paul Lachance (Photo: DND/Sentinelle, Volume 21, Number 1, 1985)
A fighter his entire life, Jocelyn “Josh” Gilles Ouellette surrendered peacefully to cancer on January 24, 2020, at the age of 67. Born in Dalhousie, NB, he was the twelfth of 15 children. Coming from a large Acadian family uniquely prepared Josh for battle, whether he was playing in the family's horseshoe tournament, running for elected office, or proudly serving his country. Josh enlisted in the military at age 19. Upon completion of his basic training, he married his high school sweetheart, Lise (née Caron), and Josh began his career as a Canadian Forces military police officer. Josh and Lise had adventures on bases in Quebec and Ontario while making lifelong friends and raising their three children with a strong love for country and a deep appreciation of their Acadian roots. In 1987, the family returned to New Brunswick, where Josh served with several provincial and municipal police departments. In 1998, Josh founded the Bathurst Youth Center, and sat for several years as its president. Josh retired from law enforcement in 2015 as Chief of the BNPP regional police service, at which time he turned his attention to writing “The Catching of a Killer; la job de 'ti-Luc Landry' ”a book about his work as an undercover police officer on a successful case that became one of his proudest professional achievements. He stayed active, serving as a village councilor in Pointe-Verte, volunteering in his community and making regular visits to Tim Horton's. This past May, Josh and Lise relocated to Alexandria, Ontario. As Josh would have said, “It's for the kids,” a motto he applied in his career and grassroots organizing, but also as a father and exceptionally fun Pépère. Josh had a solid moral compass and put his family, community, and country before himself. He was especially fond of 'les Canadiens de Montréal', a good argument (that he never won), and generous pour of rum and red wine. Josh leaves behind Lise, his wife and partner of 45 years, his son René (Erin), daughters Michelle (Matthew) and Natalie (Benoit), as well as his grandchildren Raphael, Seraphine, Henri, Charles, Samson, Rosalie and Caleb. He will be missed not only by his sisters Rina, Rinette, Monique, and Louise, brothers Jean-Eude, Claude, Rino, Rheal, and Gilles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and large extended family, but also by his brothers- and sisters-in-arms and community friends. Josh was predeceased by his parents Irêné and Lilianne, brothers Maurice, Marc, Gerard and Gerald, and sister Reine. In place of flowers,GoFundMe page.
Endowed with courageous determination throughout his life, Jocelyn “Josh” Gilles Ouellette passed away peacefully on January 24, 2020, at the age of 67, after a battle with cancer. Born in Dalhousie (NB), he was the twelfth of 15 children. Coming from a large Acadian family, Josh was particularly equipped to fight, whether during family horseshoe tournaments, when he applied for election, or when he worked with pride in the service of his country. Josh enlisted in the military at age 19 and, after successfully completing his basic education, married his high school girlfriend, Lise (née Caron), and then began his career as a military police officer in the Armed Forces. Canadian. Josh and Lise lived all kinds of adventures on military bases in Quebec and Ontario, while forming loyal friendships, raising three children, and cultivating a deep love for their country and their Acadian roots. By 1987, the family returned to New Brunswick, where Josh worked with several provincial and municipal police departments. In 1998 Josh founded the Bathurst Youth Center, and served as president for several years. Josh retired from policing in 2015 when he was Chief of the BNPP Regional Police. He then turned to writing, writing “The Catching of a Killer; the job of ″ ti-Luc Landry ″ ”, a book documenting his experience as an undercover police officer assigned to an investigation that became one of his greatest professional achievements. He remained active, working as a councilor in the village of Pointe-Verte, as a volunteer in his community and by going regularly to Tim Horton's in the area. Last May, Josh and Lise moved to Alexandria, Ontario. As Josh would have said, “it's for the kids”, a motto that inspired him in his career and in his community involvement, but also in his role as a father and a funny Pépère. Josh had a deep moral sense, choosing to put the needs of his family, community and country before his own. He was a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens, enjoyed a good chicane (which he never won), and a good glass of rum or red wine. Josh is survived by his wife Lise, after 45 years of marriage, his son René (Erin), his daughters Michelle (Matthew) and Natalie (Benoit), as well as his grandchildren Raphael, Seraphine, Henri, Charles, Samson, Rosalie and Caleb. He also leaves his sisters Rina, Rinette, Monique and Louise, his brothers Jean-Eude, Claude, Rino, Rheal and Gilles, many nephews and nieces, cousins and cousins, a large extended family, as well as his brothers and sisters of arms and his friends in his community. Josh now rests in peace with his parents Irene and Lilianne, his brothers Maurice, Marc, Gerard and Gerald and his sister Reine. Instead of flowers, your expressions of sympathy can result in a donation ( his brothers Maurice, Marc, Gerard and Gerald and his sister Reine. Instead of flowers, your expressions of sympathy can result in a donation ( his brothers Maurice, Marc, Gerard and Gerald and his sister Reine. Instead of flowers, your expressions of sympathy can result in a donation (GoFundMe page ) at the Bathurst Youth Center.
AFTER 34 PLUS YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA, THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE MILITARY POLICE BRANCH, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS SYLVAIN BOLDUC WILL RETIRE FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 25 AUGUST 2020
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS (CPO1) BOLDUC ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES IN APRIL 1986 UNDER THE YOUTH TRAINING EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (YTEP) AS A NAVAL ELECTRONIC SENSOR OPERATOR. UPON COMPLETION OF BASIC TRAINING AT ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, HE WAS POSTED TO CFB ESQUIMALT, WHERE HE COMPLETED HIS NAVAL ELECTRONIC SENSOR OPERATOR COURSE. UPON GRADUATING, HE WAS POSTED TO HER MAJESTY’S CANADIAN SHIP (HMCS) SAGUENAY
DUE TO CHRONIC SEA SICKNESS, IN 1989, CPO1 BOLDUC APPLIED AND WAS ACCEPTED FOR AN OCCUPATIONAL TRANSFER TO THE MILITARY POLICE TRADE. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS TRAINING HE WAS POSTED TO 4 WING SECURITY AND MILITARY POLICE SECTION COLD LAKE, ALBERTA. IN 1991, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LEADING SEAMAN
IN 1997, CPO1 BOLDUC WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE SUPPORT DETACHMENT (CFNIS SD) AS A MEMBER OF THE SURVEILLANCE TEAM AND AS A TECHNICAL INSTALLER, WHERE HE PROGRESSED FROM THE RANK OF LEADING SEAMAN TO PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS
IN JANUARY 2004, CPO1 BOLDUC DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ATHENA, AS THE CFNIS DETACHMENT COMMANDER AT CAMP MIRAGE
IN JULY 2004, CPO1 BOLDUC RETURNED TO HIS NAVY ROOTS AND WAS POSTED TO THE FORMATION MILITARY POLICE SECTION HALIFAX, WHERE HE OCCUPIED SEVERAL POSITIONS. CPO1 BOLDUC WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS IN 2008 AND WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES AIR MARSHAL DETAIL IN OTTAWA AS THE DETAIL CHIEF PETTY OFFICER AND TRAVEL OFFICER
IN 2009, HE AGAIN DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ATHENA, THIS TIME TO AFGHANISTAN AS THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY POLICE SERGEANT-MAJOR. DURING HIS TOUR, HE RECEIVED THE MEDAL OF THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA, "FOR HIS COOPERATION AND CONTRIBUTION TO KEEP AND SUSTAIN FREEDOM IN THE WORLD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCE OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN"
IN 2011, HE WAS POSTED TO THE NAVAL MILITARY POLICE GROUP HEADQUARTERS AS THE POLICE OPERATIONS CHIEF PETTY OFFICER. IN AUGUST 2012, HE WAS POSTED TO THE CFNIS HQ AS THE QUALITY ASSURANCES COORDINATOR
IN JUNE 2013, CPO1 BOLDUC WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS AND APPOINTED AS THE CFNIS UNIT CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER AND JOINTLY IN JUNE 2014, HE WAS APPOINTED AS THE CANADIAN FORCES MILITARY POLICE BRANCH CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER
ON 8 JUNE 2015, CPO1 BOLDUC RECEIVED THE ORDER MILITARY MERIT AND ON 15 JUNE 2015, THE MAYOR OF LEVIS, QUEBEC, HIS HOME TOWN RECOGNIZED HIS REMARQUABLE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO CANADA AND INVITED HIM TO SIGN THE GOLD BOOK OF THE CITY IN LEVIS, QUEBEC
IN MARCH 2016, CPO1 BOLDUC WAS AWARDED THE BRONZE ORDER OF THE MARECHAUSSEE FOR HIS EXTENSIVE WORK IN ESTABLISHING A FORMAL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT
IN JULY 2016, CPO1 BOLDUC WAS POSTED TO ST-JEAN SUR RICHELIEU, QUEBEC, RETURNING WHERE HIS CAREER BEGAN IN 1986, APPOINTED AS THE CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN FORCES LEADERSHIP AND RECRUIT SCHOOL, WHICH WAS THE PINNACLE OF HIS CARRER
ON 25 JULY 2018, CPO1 BOLDUC ASSUMED THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF CANADIAN ARMED FORCES JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER
CPO1 BOLDUC WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, AS NO ONE BECOMES A CWO WITHOUT BEING SURROUNDED BY GREAT PEOPLE, FRIENDS, SUBORDINATES, PEERS AND SUPERVISORS ALL OF WHICH HE HAD THE PLEASURE OF ENCOUNTERING
CPO1 BOLDUC WILL ALSO RETIRE FROM HIS SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP, HE PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL REGIONALS AND NATIONALS IN YOUNG/OLDTIMERS HOCKEY AND FAST BALL. HE VALUES ALL THE FRIENDSHIPS HE MADE OVER THE YEARS AND THEY WILL BE SADLY MISSED
SINCE THEIR DAUGHTERS ARE WELL ESTABLISHED IN THE OTTAWA REGION, SYLVAIN AND DENISE WILL REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA UNTIL THEIR NEW HOME IS BUILT AND READY TO MOVE IN L’ORIGINAL, ON, EAST OF OTTAWA
A DEPART WITH DIGNITY CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2020, AT 1230 HRS, AT THE LAGO BAR, 1001 QUEEN ELIZABETH DRIVEWAY, OTTAWA, ON, K1S 5K7. RSVP NO LATER THEN 7 AUG 2020 TO SERGEANT MICHAEL TROTTIER AT MICHAEL.TROTTIER2@FORCES.GC.CA CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, STORIES OR HUMOROUS ANECDOTES CAN BE FORWARDED ALSO TO SGT TROTTIER AT MICHAEL.TROTTIER2@FORCES.GC.CA
Message de Retraite PM1 Sylvain Bolduc
APRÈS 34 ANS DE BONS ET LOYAUX SERVICES ENVERS LE CANADA, LES FORCES ARMÉES CANADIENNES ET LA BRANCHE DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE, LE PREMIER MAÎTRE DE PREMIÈRE CLASSE SYLVAIN BOLDUC PRENDRA SA RETRAITE DES FORCES ARMÉES CANADIENNES LE 25 AOUT 2020
LE PREMIER MAÎTRE DE 1RE CLASSE (PM1) BOLDUC S’EST ENRÔLÉS DANS LES FORCES ARMÉES CANADIENNES EN AVRIL 1986 VIA LE PROGRAMME DE LA FORMATION DE LA JEUNESSE DU PROGRAMME D’EMPLOI (YTEP) À TITRE D’OPÉRATEUR DE DÉTECTEURS ÉLECTRONIQUES (MARINE). À LA FIN DE L’INSTRUCTION DE BASE À ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, IL A ÉTÉ AFFECTÉ À LA BFC ESQUIMALT, OÙ IL A TERMINÉ SON COURS D’OPÉRATEUR DE DÉTECTEURS ÉLECTRONIQUES (MARINE). APRÈS AVOIR OBTENU SON DIPLÔME, IL A ÉTÉ AFFECTÉ AU NAVIRE CANADIEN DE SA MAJESTÉ (NCSM) SAGUENAY.
EN RAISON D’UN MAL DE MER CHRONIQUE, LE PM1 BOLDUC A APPLIQUÉ ET A ÉTÉ ACCEPTÉ POUR UN TRANSFERT AU SEIN DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE EN 1989. UNE FOIS SA FORMATION TERMINÉE, IL A ÉTÉ AFFECTÉ À LA 4E ESCADRE DE SÉCURITÉ ET DE POLICE MILITAIRE DE COLD LAKE, EN ALBERTA. EN 1991, IL A ÉTÉ PROMU AU GRADE DE MATELOT DE 1RE CLASSE
EN 1997, LE PM1 BOLDUC A ÉTÉ AFFECTÉ AU DÉTACHEMENT DE SOUTIEN DU SERVICE NATIONAL DES ENQUÊTES DES FORCES CANADIENNES (SNEFC SD) DANS L’ÉQUIPE DE SURVEILLANCE À TITRE D’INSTALLATEUR TECHNIQUE, OÙ IL A ÉVOLUÉ DU GRADE DE MATELOT DE 1RE CLASSE À CELUI DE MAÎTRE DE 1RE CLASSE
EN JANVIER 2004, LE PM1 BOLDUC A ÉTÉ DÉPLOYÉ COMME COMMANDANT DE DÉTACHEMENT DU SNEFC AU CAMP MIRAGE À L’APPUI DE L’OPÉRATION ATHENA
EN JUILLET 2004, LE PM1 BOLDUC EST RETOURNÉ À SES RACINES AU SEIN DE LA MARINE ET A ÉTÉ AFFECTÉ À LA FORMATION DE LA SECTION DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE À HALIFAX, OÙ IL A OCCUPÉ PLUSIEURS POSTES. LE PM1 BOLDUC A ÉTÉ PROMU AU GRADE DE PREMIER MAÎTRE DE 2E CLASSE EN 2008 ET A ÉTÉ MUTÉ AU DÉTACHEMENT DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE DE BORD DES FORCES CANADIENNES A OTTAWA A TITRE DE PREMIER MAITRE DU DETACHEMENT
EN 2009, IL A ÉTÉ À NOUVEAU DÉPLOYÉ À L’APPUI DE L’OPÉRATION ATHENA, CETTE FOIS EN AFGHANISTAN EN TANT QUE SERGENT-MAJOR DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE INTERNATIONALE. PENDANT SON DÉPLOIEMENT, IL A REÇU LA MÉDAILLE DU MINISTRE DE LA DÉFENSE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DE BULGARIE, « POUR SA COLLABORATION ET LA CONTRIBUTION DE GARDER ET DE MAINTENIR LA LIBERTÉ DANS LE MONDE, CONJOINTEMENT AVEC LA FORCE INTERNATIONALE D’ASSISTANCE À LA SÉCURITÉ DES OPÉRATIONS EN AFGHANISTAN »
EN 2011, IL A ÉTÉ AFFECTÉ À LA MARINE AU QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL DU GROUPE DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE COMME PREMIER MAÎTRE DES OPÉRATIONS POLICIÈRES. EN AOÛT 2012, IL A ÉTÉ AFFECTÉ AU QG DU SNEFC À TITRE DE COORDONATEUR DE LA QUALITÉ DES ASSURANCES
EN JUIN 2013, LE PM1 BOLDUC A ÉTÉ PROMU AU GRADE DE PREMIER MAÎTRE DE 1RE CLASSE ET NOMMÉ ADJUDANT-CHEF DU SNEFC DE L’UNITÉ. PUIS CONJOINTEMENT EN JUIN 2014, IL A ÉTÉ NOMMÉ ADJUDANT-CHEF DE LA BRANCHE DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE DES FORCES CANADIENNES
LE 8 JUIN 2015, LE PM1 BOLDUC A REÇU L’ORDRE DU MÉRITE MILITAIRE ET LE 15 JUIN 2015, LE MAIRE DE LA VILLE DE LÉVIS, QUEBEC, SA VILLE NATALE L’A RECONNU POUR SA REMARQUABLE ET EXCEPTIONNELLE CARRIÈRE AU SERVICE DES FORCES ARMÉES CANADIENNES ET DU CANADA ET L’A INVITÉ À SIGNER LE LIVRE D’OR DE LA VILLE DE LÉVIS, QUÉBEC
EN MARS 2016, LE PM1 BOLDUC A REÇU LA MÉDAILLE DE BRONZE AFIN DE LA MARÉCHAUSSÉE POUR SON TRAVAIL CONSIDÉRABLE DANS L’ÉTABLISSEMENT D’UN PARTENARIAT OFFICIEL AVEC LE SERVICE DES ENQUÊTES CRIMINELLES DE L’ARMÉE DES ÉTATS-UNIS
EN JUILLET 2016, LE PM1 BOLDUC A ÉTÉ AFFECTÉ À ST-JEAN SUR RICHELIEU, QUÉBEC, LÀ OÙ SA CARRIÈRE A DÉBUTÉ EN 1986. SA NOMINATION D’ADJUDANT-CHEF DE L’ÉCOLE DE LEADERSHIP ET DE RECRUES DES FORCES CANADIENNES A ÉTÉ L’APOGÉE DE SA CARRIÈRE
LE 25 JUILLET 2018, LE PM1 BOLDUC A ASSUMÉ LES RESPONSABILITÉS DE L’ADJUDANT-CHEF DU JUGE-AVOCAT GÉNÉRAL DES FORCES ARMÉES CANADIENNES
LE PM1 BOLDUC AIMERAIT REMERCIER TOUS CEUX ET CELLES QUI L'ONT SOUTENUS TOUT AU LONG DE SA CARRIÈRE, RECONNAISSANT QUE PERSONNE NE DEVIENT UN ADJUDANT-CHEF SANS ÊTRE ENTOURÉ PAR DES GENS EXTRAORDINAIRES, TEL QUE LA FAMILLE, LES AMIS, LES SUBALTERNES, LES PAIRS, LES SUPERVISEURS ET TOUS CEUX QU’ IL A EU LE PLAISIR DE RENCONTRER
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We received this notification of the promotion of CWO Barb Smith and posting to 3 Operations Support Sqn Bagotville. On behalf of the President and all members of the CMPA, congratulations Barb on your promotion.
For those who may not know CWO Smith, she is in the MP recruiting video below.
Military Police Branch - 19 June 1940 to 15 June 2020
Sam was born in Winnipeg, MB on 14 November 1933 and gently passed away on 3 May 2020 with loved ones at his side. Predeceased by his mother (Sylvia), father (Alexander), brother (Robert), nephew (Rob) and mother of his children Joan Berry. Survived by his children David (Pam), Ken, Len and Denise, his former wife Jean Donnachie, his granddaughters Mikaela, Courtney, Samantha and Danika, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
With his father serving overseas during the Second World War, he spent his childhood between Vancouver College and St. Louis College in Victoria. He and his brother Bob grew up fast becoming the men of the house. He kept in touch with his college chums throughout his life. His working career started as a logging surveyor on Vancouver Island and as a cook on a fishing boat. In 1952 he joined the RCAF and became a Military Policeman. He was initially employment on varied unit duties at Stations in Goose Bay, NL, Sea Island and Holberg, BC and Lahr, Germany.
On returning to Canada in 1959, he had a brief tours at St Jean, QC, and Aylmer and Camp Borden, ON. In 1964 he was posted to Comox, BC and during this period he also graduated from the Canadian Police College at the RCMP Depot Division in Regina, SK. He rose through the ranks holding many senior staff positions in LaMacaza, QC, Ottawa, ON, Winnipeg, MB and Trenton, ON.
He was promoted to Colonel in 1985 and appointed as the Director of Security and Security Branch Advisor. In 1986 the Directorate was elevated to a Division and he remained as the Director General of Security in Ottawa until his retirement in 1988. He was truly admired by his colleagues, many of whom became great friends.
During retirement he remained active on the executive of the Canadian Intelligence and Security Association as the Pacific Region Representative. He was also made an Honorary Member of the Canadian Provost Corp Association. Sam was a true family man and gentleman who loved and adored his family and friends. He had a quick dry humour that would leave you laughing until it hurt. He had a passion for Dixieland and Jazz and became President and lifetime member of Vancouver Dixie Land Jazz Society. He said it was the beat of the music that followed him.
No words can explain the depths of this man, he will be forever missed.
A celebration of life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation BC and/or the Cancer Society in memory of Alexander (Sam) Stevenson.
Online condolences for the family may be left at:
With the new coronavirus still wreaking havoc in Canada, there’s no clear answer on when students will return to classrooms. Most Universities and Colleges are looking at having only on line courses this fall. Regardless where the students learn, there is still a need to pay for their education and the CMPA Scholarship Fund can help.
The CMPA’s Scholarship Fund reflects one of our main purposes: to support and benefit its members.
Each year, the CMPA awards two $1,000 scholarship to members in good standing whose family members (spouse or children) are pursuing their first year of full or part time post-secondary education.
One scholarship will be presented for entry into a university program, and one for entry into a college program.
The attached documents provide full details regarding the rules and application process.
By Law 4 - Sponsorship
Deadline for submission is 31 July 2020. No extensions will be granted.
Email your submission packages to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck to all future applicants!
Le nouveau coronavirus fait toujours des ravages au Canada, il n'y a pas de réponse claire quant au moment où les élèves retourneront en classe. La plupart des universités et collèges envisagent de n'avoir que des cours en ligne cet automne. Peu importe où les étudiants apprennent, il est toujours nécessaire de payer leurs études et le Fonds de bourses d'études de l'ACPM peut aider.
Le fonds de bourses d’études de l’APMC répond à l’un de nos objectifs principaux: soutenir et faire bénéficier ses membres.
Chaque année, l'APMC attribue deux bourses de 1 000 $ à des membres en règle dont les membres de la famille (conjoint (e) ou enfants) poursuivent leur première année d'études postsecondaires à temps plein ou partiel.
Une bourse sera présentée pour l’entrée dans un programme universitaire et une autre pour l’entrée dans un programme collégial.
Les documents ci-joints fournissent des informations complètes sur les règles et le processus de candidature.
La date limite de soumission est le 30 juillet 2020. Aucune prolongation ne sera accordée.
Envoyez vos paquets de soumission par courriel à email@example.com
Bonne chance à tous les futurs candidats!
During the month of April 2020, Judd Foster was selected as the 2nd recipient of the CMPA Scholarship award. Judd is a Highland graduate and a first-year student at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Engineering Science. This four-year undergraduate program will allow him to specialize in electronics in his third year. Striving for excellence, he earned a 3.85 GPA in his first term and was recognized on the Dean’s Honour Roll after completing his second term.
Community minded, Judd joined the SFU Robot Soccer Club’s electronics team. Working together with mechanical and software teams, the club’s goal is to fabricate a robot that incorporates the use of motors, sensors, and wireless communication to prepare for upcoming competitions. While quickly assuming a general leadership role within his work group, he was appointed Electronics Team Leader. He is currently implementing improvements to make the team more efficient, and even though this adds to his daily work load, it’s also a way for him to relieve stress and share his passion with others as he builds working relationships and make connections with his fellow teammates.
Recently, as part of an Academic project Judd created a device to detect drowsiness in vehicle drivers using an infra-red camera to recognize when the eyes close. It also included capacitive sensors mounted on the steering wheel to detect grip changes.
As a recent Skills Canada Nationals gold medal winner in electronics, he became a member of Team Canada and dedicated himself to over a year of intensive training, competing in World Skills in the UAE in electronics at a post-secondary level. Since the competition, he is volunteering with Skills Canada, offering leadership to participants in the electronics trade. He continues to mentor the Highland First Robotics team, offering direction, guidance and support in programming for their spring competition.
While at High school, he excelled in electronics and wanted to give back to the school's program and he wanted to help inspire students in the field of science and engineering. So to complete this goal he became a teacher’s assistant during his graduating year where he lead, directed and supported students in Robotics by creating electronic and robotic demonstrations for classroom projects and helped manage the class.
Due to the current policies in relation to social distancing and groups, no photo was taken of the cheque presentation.
Congratulations Judd, your scholarship is certainly well deserved!
Fore more information about obtaining a CMPA Scholarship, please visit our by laws. https://www.cmpa-apmc.org/constitution--by-laws.html
The CMPA recently received this information from the Director General, Commemoration Veterans Affairs Canada and felt it should be posted here in order to get the word out.
We are writing to you today because, despite these difficult and unprecedented times, a very important commemorative milestone is upon us. This year marks the 75th anniversaries of the Battle of the Atlantic, the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe (V-E Day). Canadians – whether serving in the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force, or the Canadian Army, overseas or on the home front – all contributed to the long-awaited liberation of Europe.
From September 1939 to May 1945, the Canadian Merchant Navy transported vital supplies and troops across the Atlantic Ocean, helping fuel the eventual Allied victory in Europe. Tens of thousands of brave Canadians took part in the Battle of the Atlantic, serving on merchant vessels and naval warships, as well as in the air force planes that helped protect the Allied convoys. More than 4,600 of them would lose their lives in this bitter struggle at sea.
The Liberation of the Netherlands, from the fall of 1944 to the spring of 1945, is one of our country’s best known efforts during the Second World War, and saw close to 175,000 Canadians take part. Our soldiers steadily pushed back the enemy on the battlefield and also undertook humanitarian relief efforts like air-dropping desperately needed food for the starving Dutch civilians. On 5 May 1945, Canadian troops accepted the surrender of the remaining German forces in the Netherlands. Two days later, all German forces surrendered across Europe. The next day, 8 May 1945, was officially declared V-E Day.
Although in-person ceremonies and events commemorating these special anniversaries have been postponed, we are providing Canadians with a virtual opportunity to safely commemorate and remember those who have sacrificed for our freedom. We are actively telling our Veterans’ stories, promoting learning activities and encouraging participation on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) using interactive tools such as videos, imagery, and podcasts.
We are also encouraging audiences (parents, grandparents, caregivers, children, youth) to take advantage of our online learning materials to learn more about the importance of remembrance. Our webpage includes Faces of Freedom stories, options for virtual postcards, historical information, learning materials, visuals, our commemorative poster and more. You can also join us in taking part in a long lasting Dutch tradition to honour those who served and sacrificed. The National Day of Remembrance in the Netherlands takes place annually on May 4 and includes two minutes of silence. In these unprecedented times, let’s be #SilentToRemember and show our Veterans that we will recognize them from our homes – in Canada and in the Netherlands.
Many of our partners are also commemorating this milestone with interactive and digital initiatives. Visit our webpage for a list of partners and to learn more about their initiatives.
In the shared spirit and goal of remembering this commemorative milestone, we hope that you will take a moment to share our content on your channels and within your networks. We believe a big part in making these anniversaries a success will be our partners, like you, who are willing to share and highlight these initiatives with their members, many of whom have personal connections to the Liberation of the Netherlands.
We also recognize that you may be undertaking efforts to shift commemorative activities to a digital platform. We encourage you to not only share your material, but also let us know what you are planning so we can promote your initiatives wherever possible.
As always, we encourage you to join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #CanadaRemembers, #Netherlands75 and #VEDay75.
Together, we can ensure that those who served are properly honored despite these difficult and unprecedented times.
The courage and valour of those who served in the first half of the 20th century is still reflected in today’s Canadian Armed Forces. Thank you for your service.
Director General, Commemoration
Veterans Affairs Canada
Director General, Communications
Veterans Affairs Canada
L'APMC a récemment reçu cette information du directeur général, Commémoration Anciens Combattants Canada et a estimé qu'il devrait être affiché ici afin de faire passer le mot
Le présent message vise à vous informer que, malgré la situation difficile et sans précédent que nous traversons, nous nous apprêtons à souligner un jalon important de notre histoire. Ce printemps marque le 75e anniversaire de la bataille de l’Atlantique, de la libération des Pays‑Bas et du jour de la Victoire en Europe. Les Canadiens – qu’il aient servi dans la Marine royale canadienne, l’Aviation royale canadienne ou l’Armée canadienne, à l'étranger ou sur le front intérieur – ont tous contribué à la libération tant attendue de l'Europe.
De septembre 1939 à mai 1945, la Marine marchande canadienne a transporté des troupes et des fournitures essentielles de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique et ainsi contribué à la victoire finale des Alliés en Europe. Des dizaines de milliers de courageux Canadiens ont pris part à la bataille de l’Atlantique à bord de navires marchands, de navires de guerre et d’aéronefs afin de protéger les convois alliés. Plus de 4 600 d’entre eux ont perdu la vie dans cet âpre combat en mer.
La libération des Pays‑Bas, qui s’est déroulée de l’automne 1944 au printemps 1945, a été l’un des efforts de guerre du Canada les mieux connus de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Près de 175 000 Canadiens y ont pris part. Nos soldats ont constamment repoussé l’ennemi sur le champ de bataille et ont déployé des efforts d’aide humanitaire, notamment par le largage de denrées alimentaires essentielles depuis les airs pour les civils hollandais affamés. Le 5 mai 1945, les troupes ont accepté la capitulation des forces allemandes qui restaient encore aux Pays‑Bas. Deux jours plus tard, toutes les forces allemandes d’un bout à l’autre de l’Europe ont capitulé. Le jour suivant, le 8 mai 1945, a été déclaré officiellement le jour de la Victoire en Europe.
Étant donné que les cérémonies et autres activités commémoratives qui devaient se dérouler en personne pour souligner cet important jalon ont été reportées, nous tenions à offrir aux Canadiens la possibilité de les souligner de façon virtuelle et sécuritaire, et de se souvenir de ceux qui se sont sacrifiés pour notre liberté. Nous travaillons activement à faire connaître les histoires de nos vétérans, à promouvoir des activités d’apprentissage et à encourager la participation sur nos médias sociaux (Facebook, Twitter et Instagram) à l’aide d’outils interactifs tels que les vidéos, les images et les balados.
Nous encouragerons également les divers publics (parents, grands‑parents, proches aidants, enfants, jeunes) à profiter de nos ressources d’apprentissage en ligne pour en apprendre davantage sur l’importance de la commémoration. Notre page Web comprend, entre autres, des histoires de vétérans dans le cadre de l’initiative Visages de la liberté, des options de cartes postales virtuelles, des fiches de renseignements historiques, du matériel d’apprentissage, des images, notre affiche commémorative et plus encore. Vous pouvez aussi vous joindre à nous pour participer à la tradition de longue date des Hollandais visant à honorer ceux qui ont servi et qui ont consenti le sacrifice ultime. Aux Pays‑Bas, la Journée nationale du Souvenir est soulignée chaque année le 4 mai et comprend deux minutes de silence. En cette période sans précédent, observons une #pausesilence pour nous souvenir de nos vétérans et manifester notre reconnaissance depuis notre domicile, au Canada et aux Pays‑Bas.
Bon nombre de nos partenaires soulignent cet important jalon au moyen d’initiatives interactives et numériques. Consultez notre page Web pour obtenir la liste de nos partenaires et en apprendre davantage au sujet de leurs initiatives.
Ayant comme objectif commun de commémorer cette page importante de notre histoire, nous espérons que vous prendrez un moment pour diffuser notre contenu sur vos chaînes de médias sociaux et au sein de vos réseaux. Nous croyons que les partenaires comme vous qui sont disposés à faire connaître et à mettre en valeur ces initiatives auprès de leurs membres, dont bon nombre ont des liens personnels avec la libération des Pays‑Bas, contribuent en grande partie au succès de ces anniversaires.
Nous sommes par ailleurs conscients que vous avez peut‑être dû déployer des efforts pour faire passer vos activités commémoratives à une plateforme numérique. Nous vous invitons non seulement à diffuser votre contenu, mais également à nous faire savoir ce que vous planifiez afin que nous puissions promouvoir vos initiatives lorsque c’est possible.
Comme toujours, nous vous invitons à prendre part à la conversation sur les médias sociaux à l’aide des mots‑clics #LeCanadasesouvient, #PaysBas75 et #JourVE75.
Ensemble, nous pouvons veiller à ce que ceux qui ont servi soient honorés comme il se doit, malgré cette période difficile et sans précédent.
Le courage de ceux qui ont servi pendant la première moitié du XXe siècle est encore présent dans les Forces armées canadiennes. Merci d’avoir servi le Canada.
Directeur général, Commémoration
Anciens Combattants Canada
Directrice générale, Communications
Anciens Combattants Canada