On 12 November 2019, the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal launched a new Facebook page dedicated to Canada's Military Police at www.facebook.com/MilitaryPoliceMilitaireCanada/. Reprinted below are Brigadier-General Trudeau's introductory remarks for this new Military Police Branch communications venture. The launch was accompanied by a new MP branding graphic (above).
From the office of the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal | Cabinet du Grand Prévôt des Forces canadiennes:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal Facebook page where we will share the stories of the men and women of Canada’s Military Police whose mission is to provide professional policing, security and detention services to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence globally, across the full spectrum of military operations.
The Military Police success on operations, at home and around the world, is a direct result of our member’s exceptional skills, dedication and professional competence. I am extremely proud of the remarkable men and women of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group, both military and civilian. Their unwavering dedication in executing the Military Police program provides value to the commanders we support, and ultimately contributes to the safety, effectiveness and readiness of the CAF.
C’est avec plaisir que je vous souhaite la bienvenue sur la page Facebook du Grand prévôt des Forces canadiennes, où nous partagerons les histoires des hommes et des femmes de la Police militaire du Canada dont la mission est de fournir des services de police professionnels, des services de sécurité et de détention offerts pour les Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) et pour le ministère de la Défense nationale à l’échelle mondiale, dans l’ensemble des opérations militaires.
Le succès de la Police militaire dans les opérations, au pays et partout dans le monde, est le résultat direct des attributs exceptionnels, du dévouement et de la compétence professionnelle de chacun de nos membres. Je suis extrêmement fier des hommes et des femmes remarquables du Groupe de la police militaire des Forces canadiennes, tant militaires que civils. Leur dévouement indéfectible à l’égard de l’exécution du programme de la police militaire est précieux pour les commandants que nous appuyons et, en fin de compte, contribue à la sécurité, à l’efficacité et à l’état de préparation des FAC.
Brigadier-General | Brigadier-général
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal | Grand Prévôt des Forces canadiennes
Commander Canadian Forces Military Police Group | commandant du Groupe de la Police militaire des Forces canadiennes.
The details of the sinking of the S.S. Nerissa were highly classified until almost 50 years after the event. The tragic loss of this ship on 30 April 1941 resulted in the third largest loss of life for a ship sunk by U-boats in the approaches to the British Isles. The deaths of 81 Merchant Navy seamen, 100 Canadian, British and Norwegian troops, 9 American Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilots and 17 civilian passengers touched not only Canadian families at the time, but also many families in the allied nations and the neutral United States. This book focuses on the events which led up to the sinking by U-552 (Erich Topp) and the resulting public relations dilemma on the Canadian home-front. Also included are eye witness accounts from many of the survivors and some stories of those who perished. Much of the material is based on the analysis of testimony, recollections and official reports taken from survivors, as well as declassified Canadian, British and German documents.
This book is currently trending at about #6 in Amazon’s Canadian Naval Military History “hot new releases”: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/new-releases/books/928740
* Note: Cpl Johnstone was the first fatal CProC casualty of the Second World War.
The CMPA Kit Shop, in partnership with the Military Police Fund for Blind Children (MPFBC) executive, are pleased to announce a new coin has been minted for the MPFBC. This unique coin has the MPFBC Logo on the front with the words “MILITARY POLICE FUND FOR BLIND CHILDREN” “FONDS DE LA POLICE MILITAIRE POUR ENFANTS AVEUGLES” around the coin'Sedge.
The back of the coin has 4 miniature MPFBC logos around the coin edge and the title Military Police Fund for Blind Children inscribed in Braille.
In order to maximize sales and increase the amount of money going to our charity, the coin is available at the low price of only $15.00
Rarely do you see MPFBC merchandise available so get yours now before they are gone. This coin and other MPFBC merchandise is available at the CMPA Kit shop at https://shop.en.mpkitshop.ca/MP-FUND-FOR-BLIND-CHILDREN-ITE…
All sales of MPFBC merchandise will go directly to our charity the Military Police Fund for Blind Children.
Order early to guarantee a delivery by Christmas
For more information about the Military Police Fund for Blind Children, visit their Facebook page, as their website is currently under construction, at https://www.facebook.com/Military-Police-Fund-for-Blind-Children-273882969289752/
This Cold War Veteran Ball cap is now available for purchase at the following link https://www.shop.en.mpkitshop.ca/Ball-cap-COLD-WAR-VETERAN-…
Cost of this unique Ball Cap is only $18.
Your CMPA Kit Shop is pleased to announce a new coin being minted to honour the various Air Force Police and Military Police K9 teams that have operated in support of RCAF and CAF operations from 1963 until present.
All sale proceeds will go to the Air Force Police Exhibit Trust Fund at the National Air Force Museum of Canada, Trenton ON, and be used exclusive to build and maintain a permanent exhibit showcasing the role of AFP/MP Sentry Dog teams in securing Canada’s nuclear-armed fighter-bomber force in Germany (1963 to 1972).
This is a limited-edition coin, with only 300 being manufactured. The MP Kit Shop is now accepting orders at the following link https://www.shop.en.mpkitshop.ca/Challenge-Coins_c15.htm. Cost of this unique coin is only $20
For more information about the Air Force Police Exhibit please visit our article titled CMPA Partners With National Air Force Museum of Canada to Showcase MP History, found below
As most of you are aware, 1 July 2018 the CMPA made changes to the CMPA Membership, Departure Gift, and Retired Credentials bylaws which made it easier to become and remain a member in good standing of the CMPA and be eligible for departure gifts and retired MP credentials.
Changes to membership
The following were the changes made and the cut off dates associated with the changes
Any regular member who has paid dues for at least five (5) consecutive years will automatically become a Lifetime member by submitting Annex A to By Law #1. You must apply for your Lifetime membership prior to 31 Dec 19. After this date, you will be required to apply as a new member.
Any regular member who has previously received a CMPA departure gift or Retired MP credentials will become a Lifetime member upon submitting Annex A to CMPA By Law #1 and there will not be any further cost.
Any regular member who has either missed annual payments or paid their dues sporadically, is considered to be a member NOT in good standing. In order to be a member in good standing, you have until 31 Dec 19 to pay a one-time payment of $125. submit your application and will then become a Lifetime member.
Anyone who wishes to join the CMPA for the first time can pay a one-time fee of $250 and become a lifetime CMPA member.
Anyone who is on a MP QL3 or MPOC course will receive a discount of $50.
At the recent Executive meeting, it was decided to extend the cut off date by one year - therefore you have to 31 Dec 2020 to join at the introductory price.
English version follows
Diner regimentaire du 5C Regiment de Police militaire
C’est avec un immense plaisir que nous souhaitons vous convier au Diner regimentaire du
5C Regiment de Police militaire qui se deroulera le jeudi, 26 septembre 2019, entre 18h00 et
23h00, au Pavilion Dextraze du College militaire royal de Saint-Jean, salle Grand fort, 15, rue
Jacques-Cartier Nord, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc
Cet evenement, partie integrante de la grande tradition militaire, reunira de nombreux membres
du 5C Regiment de Police militaire provenant des differentes gamisons du Quebec ainsi que
plusieurs dignitaires des quartiers generaux et autres partenaires des forces de police du Quebec.
Pour cette occasion, notre invite d’honneur sera le Lieutenant-gouvemeur du Quebec, Son
Honneur 1’honorable J. Michel Doyon.
Ce serait un privilege et un honneur pour le 5C Regiment de police militaire de pouvoir compter
sur votre presence. Ci-joint, les details relatifs a cet evenement.
Pour de plus ampies informations, vous pouvez communiquer avec le Cplc Karl Primeau (450)
358-7099, poste 6880 ou 7561
Major J. Balaguer, CD
5 Military Police Regiment’s Regimental Dinner
It is with great pleasure that we wish to invite you to the 5 Military Police Regiment’s
Regimental Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019, between
6:00 pm and 11:00 pm, at the Dextraze pavilion of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean,
room Grand Fort, 15 Jacques-Cartier Street North, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc.
This event, an integral part of the great military tradition, will bring together many
members of the 5 Military Police Regiment from Quebec’s different garrisons as well as
several dignitaries from headquarters and other Quebec police force partners. On this
occasion, our guest of honour will be Quebec’s Lieutenant-Governor, His Honour the
Honourable J. Michel Doyon.
It would be a privilege and an honour for the 5 Military Police Regiment to be able to
count on your presence. Attached, are the details related to this event.
For more information, please contact MCpl Karl Primeau (450) 358-7099, extension
6880 or 7561.
Major J. Balaguer, CD
CMPA Director of History & Heritage LCol (Ret'd) Paul Thobo-Carlsen presents a cheque to NAFMC Curator Laura Imrie while NAFMC Executive Director Kevin Windsor and CMPA Veterans' Membership Rep Maj (Ret'd) Wayne Kendall look on.
On 8 July 2019, the CMPA presented a $5000 cheque to the National Air Force Museum of Canada (Trenton ON) to assist in building a permanent exhibit to explain the important role played by Air Force Police and Military Police in securing the nuclear weapons used by Canada’s air force during the Cold War. This money, combined with other private and corporate donations, will be used to create and maintain a high quality display at this publicly accessible museum.
Phase 1 of the exhibit, planned for completion in the next 12 months, will focus on the sentry dog program at Canada’s air bases in Germany (1963 to 1972) and will feature an AFP sentry dog/handler display (full size mannequins and backdrop depicting a nuclear-armed CF-104 fighter-bomber in an alert area), along with accompanying storyboards and artifact display cases.
Phase 2, to commence once the museum’s new expansion annex is completed in approximately 3-4 years, will see the display moved to the planned Cold War section and enlarged to showcase the various roles played by AFPs and MPs in securing other RCAF/CAF nuclear weapon systems, including the BOMARC surface-to-air missiles and Genie air-to-air rockets deployed in Canada under the NORAD umbrella.
The National Air Force Museum of Canada has established a specific trust fund to collect the remaining money necessary to complete and maintain the AFP/MP exhibit, and donors will be provided charitable donation receipts for income tax purposes.
Donations to the trust fund may be made by cheque to the “National Air Force Museum of Canada.” Please ensure all cheques are clearly annotated with “Attn: Air Force Police Exhibit Trust Fund” to ensure they are appropriately directed. Donation cheques should be mailed to:
National Air Force Museum of Canada
220 RCAF Road
Astra, ON K0K 3W0
Any former AFP or MP sentry dog handlers who wish to donate related artifacts in support of this exhibit should contact the CMPA (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details of items for consideration. Any artifacts subsequently accepted into the NAFMC collection will also be eligible for income tax receipts.
Message from LCol Dan Dandurand
I am seeking your support for a major event taking place in Ontario. Our hope is to raise a significant amount of funds in order to purchase much needed equipment for adaptive sports. Specifically, we want to be able to equip Team Canada for the 2020 Invictus Games and 2020 Warrior Games.
I have recently taken part in the 2019 Warrior Games and can personally attest to the transformative power of adaptive sports for ill and injured soldiers.
Please note; you do not have to be present to win and you can also make donations which we will be happy to provide a tax receipt (for donations above 10.00).
Attached are posters and you can also take a look at my article which was published in the Maple Leaf, a Canadian Armed Forces newspaper.
Your support is much needed and even more appreciated.
Please buy tickets, donate, volunteer, participate and share.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Together we can make a huge difference in the lives of our ill and injured.
In the Internet era it is easy to forget that newspapers were once a primary means of reaching potential military recruits. A scan of Canadian newspapers from 1940 to 1968 reveals a surprisingly large number of ads seeking service police members for the three pre-unification armed services. Read the full article and view these historical recruiting ads.
Attached is a letter from the CF Provost Marshal announcing the new and present Senior Officers and CWO/CPO1 along with their positions within the CF MP Group.
This year’s 1st Annual NCR Mixed Dining Mess Dinner in support of the Branch Birthday was a striking success with much comradery, laughter and socializing with spouses experiencing the military traditions associated with Mess Dinners of old.As the organizing committee for this event sought to keep expenses on the lower scale, it is with great thanks to the CMPA for their generosity in subsidizing this event.
Your continued support and engagement in events such as this will continue to contribute to the “esprit de corps” of the Military Police family.
Much thanks to the CMPA for stepping forward.
Lieutenant Colonel K.L. Cadman
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.
Deadline for submission is 30 July 2019. No extensions will be granted.
Email your submission packages to email@example.com
Good luck to all future applicants!
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 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 2019. Aucune prolongation ne sera accordée.
Envoyez vos paquets de soumission par courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonne chance à tous les futurs candidats!
CFPM-Comd MP Branch Birthday Greetings/Message d'anniversaire de la Branche PM du GPFC/Cmdt - Année 79e!
On 15 June 2019, the MP Branch will celebrate its 79th Birthday
Attached are bilingual birthday greetings from the CF Provost Marshal
The Thunderbird, in the Northwest Pacific Coast First Nations style, has been the primary symbol the Military Police of the Canadian Armed Forces for almost half a century. The Thunderbird badge was first adopted by the Security Branch, the predecessor of the current Military Police Branch, in the early 1970’s. Read more about how this symbol came to be adopted by the Military Police and view some early draft versions of the Branch badge here.
Security Branch badge – 1972 to 1999
Military Police Branch badge – 1999 to present
The following article was received from Cpl Michael Smith, MPU Esquimalt, BC
It’s a new year for Tour de Rock, with Military Police members being selected as part of the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team. This year’s team is made up of 13 Police Officers, 3 Firefighters, 2 Paramedics and 2 guest riders from 17 different Vancouver Island departments and 1 media rider from Victoria, British Columbia.
The Tour de Rock is a two-week bicycle journey in which a team of police officers rides more than 1,000 kilometres from the north end of Vancouver Island to the south, raising money to fight childhood cancer through research funding while providing the opportunity for kids to attend Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children with cancer and their families.
This year’s ride takes place September 21st to October 4th, but the team has been actively training since March in order to prepare for the long endurance, highly emotional, and well publicized event. Training consists of three days a week: Tuesdays are hill nights, Thursdays are speed nights, and Sundays are the long-distance training rides.
Money is raised throughout the year by 27 communities that are all visited by the Tour de Rock Team during the big ride. As participants, all team members are also expected to raise a minimum of $5000 which is money that goes directly to helping fight childhood cancer through support programs such as Camp Goodtimes. Last year’s team was able to raise in excess of $1,300,000 and since 1997 Tour de Rock has raised over $25,000,000.
Throughout the training and community events that members are involved in over the duration of the seven months, it also provides a great opportunity for liaising with other law enforcement agencies as well as building stronger relationships within the communities that the MP live and work in while supporting such a great cause. It is a particularly special year in that there is representation from two different MP Units which assists in educating people outside of the MP Branch about the diversity that CFMP provides on a day to day basis.
More information on the Tour de Rock can be found at: www.tourderock.ca
Fundraising information and training activities of the MP riders can be followed on social media at:
Since 1939, Canadian Provost and Military Police units have generally made do with light, soft-skinned vehicles to provide mobility in support of field operations – the motorcycle, Jeep, Iltis and G-Wagon being the most ubiquitous examples. During ISAF operations in Afghanistan, to help counter the ever-present ballistic and explosive threats, Canadian Military Police units did make limited use of RG-31 armoured patrol vehicles while conducting certain types of tactical operations. Presently, some Military Police field platoons are adopting the Canadian Army’s new TAPV (Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle).
Interestingly, the first known use of armoured vehicles by Canadian Military Police was not in Afghanistan, but in Germany at the end of the Second World War. Read more about these CProC armoured vehicles and see more photos here.
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From the CMPA Membership Director
Are you a serving member of the Military Police ?
Are you recently retired from the Military Police?
Here’s your chance to be a member of Canadian Military Police Association (CMPA)
Membership with the CMPA has been made easier by redefining the membership categories, by opening them up and changing the renewal period for Regular members to a Lifetime membership.
In short, any MP (Regular or Reserve) who is attending, or has completed, a Regular Force MP QL3 or MPOC is qualified to be a regular member of the CMPA. This also includes former Provost Corps, Air Force Police and Naval Regulating Staff.
Any regular member who has previously received a CMPA departure gift or Retired MP credentials will automatically become a Lifetime member at no further cost and upon submitting their application. You may be requested to provide a photograph of your departure gift or retired credentials.
Any regular member who has paid dues for at least five (5) consecutive years will automatically become a Lifetime member. You must apply for your Lifetime membership prior to 31 Dec 19. After this date, you will be required to apply as a New member. Please note that the Membership Director may require your assistance to determine when you paid.
Any regular member who has either missed annual payments or paid their dues sporadically, is considered to be a member NOT in good standing. In order to be a member in good standing, you have until 31 Dec 19 to pay a one-time payment of $125. and will then become a Lifetime member.
As this is an interim period, anyone who wishes to join the CMPA for the first time, can pay a one-time fee of $250 and become a Lifetime CMPA member. This incentive will last until 31 Dec 19 after this date, the CMPA may change the Lifetime member fees.
Anyone who is on a MP QL3 or MPOC course will receive a discount of $50. This offer is only valid until the graduation date of their course and their money will be refunded should they be unsuccessful on their course.
On the back of all Lifetime Membership cards will be a code to obtain a 15% discount from the MP Kit shop.
As stated, these offers are only valid until 31 Dec 19, after which you must apply as a new member.
Effective now, membership applications are available from the CMPA Website and payments can be made online via the MP Kit Shop.
The definitions of Honorary and Associate members were also redefined.
Please read By-law 1- Membership for definitions and further information.
Questions regarding your membership may be emailed to email@example.com
CMPA Membership Director
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Du directeur de l’adhésion de l'ACPM
Êtes-vous un membre de la police militaire?
Avez-vous pris votre retraite récemment de la police militaire?
Voici votre chance d’être membre de l’association de la police militaire Canadienne (APMC)
Nous avons simplifié la tâche en redéfinissant les catégories de membres et en modifiant la période de renouvellement du membre régulier à membre à vie.
En bref, tout policier militaire(PM) (militaire régulier ou de réserve) qui assiste ou a terminé sa formation de la Force régulière QL3 ou MPOC de la Force régulière est qualifié pour être un membre régulier de l'ACPM. Cela inclut également les anciens membres du Corps des Prévôt, la police militaire de la force aérienne et du personnel de la marine.
Tout membre régulier qui a déjà reçu un cadeau de départ CMPA ou des titres de créances de policier militaire retraité deviendra membre à vie sans frais supplémentaires et au moment de soumettre sa demande. Il peut vous être demandé de fournir une photo de votre cadeau de départ ou de vos identifiants de retraite.
Tout membre régulier qui a payé sa cotisation pendant au moins cinq (5) années consécutives deviendra automatiquement membre à vie. Vous devez demander votre adhésion à vie avant le 31 décembre 19. Après cette date, vous devrez faire une demande en tant que nouveau membre. Veuillez noter que le directeur de l'adhésion peut avoir besoin de votre aide pour déterminer quand vous avez payé.
Tout membre régulier qui a manqué des paiements annuels ou payé ses cotisations de façon sporadique est considéré comme un membre NON en règle. Pour être membre en règle, vous avez jusqu'au 31 décembre 19 pour payer un paiement unique de 125 $. et deviendra ensuite un membre à vie.
Comme il s’agit d’une période intérimaire, toute personne souhaitant se joindre à l’ACPM pour la première fois peut payer des frais uniques de 250 $ et devenir membre à vie de l’ACPM. Cette incitation durera jusqu’au 31 décembre 19 après cette date, l’ACPM peut modifier les frais d’adhésion à vie.
Toute personne qui suit un cours de MP NQ3 ou MPOC recevra un rabais de 50 $. Cette offre n'est valable que jusqu'à la date d'obtention du diplôme de leur cours. L'argent sera remboursé en cas d'échec de leur cours.
Sur le verso de toutes les cartes de membre à vie se trouve un code permettant d’obtenir un rabais 15% auprès du magasin MP Kit.
Ces offres ne sont valables que jusqu'au 31 décembre 19, après quoi vous devez postuler en tant que nouveau membre.
À partir de maintenant, les demandes d'adhésion sont disponibles sur le site Web de l’ACPM et les paiements pourront être effectués en ligne via le MP Kit Shop.
Les définitions des membres honoraires et associés ont également été redéfinies.
Veuillez lire le règlement 1- Adhésion pour les définitions.
Les questions concernant votre adhésion peuvent être envoyées par courrier électronique à firstname.lastname@example.org
Directeur de l’adhésion
On 6 September 1967, Base Aerienne 139 Lahr ceased to be an entity of the French Air Force in West Germany and became Canadian Forces Base Lahr – the new home of 1 Wing and 1 Air Division Headquarters. That afternoon, the French flag was lowered, and the Canadian national emblem raised in its place. The Canadian Armed Forces now controlled the Lahr airbase and Canadian MPs assumed responsibility for base security and policing. Read full story about the Lahr Military Police Section (LMPS) and view additional historical photos here.
Below is an update on the Island MP Reunion from Carl
Greetings to all our members who have advised they are considering coming to the 2019 reunion. Our ISLAND MP’S are once more inviting all our veteran MP’s to come join us this July on Prince Edward Island. Many of those who attended the 2014 reunion are coming back and we have many new ones on our list. In 2014 we had 284 and as of today, in only a few weeks, we already have 215 so very little doubt we will surpass 2014. A wonderful time to see so many of our comrades and wives some that we haven’t seen for many years.
We (ISLAND MP’S) as in 2014 have lots of activities planned, more details will follow as our Island MP’s get together and make this event bigger and better.
I have attached the attendee list, for the most part I think that I have the information correct, but call upon you to advise me of any errors. Other than the name of the member and their wife/guests I don’t need anything more until I send out the registration forms and fees. I do however, need the name of your wife/husband or guest that is not on my list, names are necessary to give me the correct count of who is coming. So please let me know ASAP. The names on this list are sure to bring back lots of memories.
I have attached the accommodation list and the host hotels that area sponsoring this reunion. Also on this attachment are the addressed for PEI tourism that will give you lots more information and activities on the Island during your stay. Many that come to the reunion make it a holiday, why not, if you come from afar extend your holiday and enjoy our Island lots to do lots to see. The Island is surrounded by beached and many gold courses, deep sea fishing and much much more.
The poster will give you a overview of the schedule of events, more details will follow as we negotiate prices for all the activities and food/beverage services. Once this is ratified we will be sending out the registration forms and fees to be sent in. We will also have a cut off date in case of cancellations and we will refund. We will also be asking for T-Shirt sizes and selection of meal choices. Danny Goss will be coordinating a round of golf, more details to follow. We will also have a Island M/C ride and hopefully once more a boat ride to the Confederation Bridge.
Anything else please let me know. Looking forward to another great reunion
Carl and the ISLAND MP’S
Message received from the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal
I am pleased to inform you that LCol Renée Point was promoted to the rank of Colonel on 21 December. She will assume the position of Senior Advisor Security and Force Protection at Canadian Joint Operations Command, replacing Col Brian Frei who is retiring effective 7 January 2019.
Please join me in congratulating Col Point in achieving this significant milestone in her CAF/MP career.
Message reçu du grand prévôt des Forces canadiennes
J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que le 21 décembre, le lcol Renée Point a été promue au grade de colonel. Elle occupera le poste de conseillère principale, Sécurité et protection de la force au Commandement des opérations interarmées du Canada en remplacement du col Brian Frei qui prendra sa retraite le 7 janvier 2019.
De Joignez-vous a moi afin de féliciter le col Point d’avoir franchi cette étape significative dans sa carrière au sein de la PM et des FAC.
Military Police personnel who served between the 1960s and 1990s will almost certainly remember the satirical and sometimes risqué cartoons of Sergeant Doug Scott (Retired), best known by his signature name Scotty. Many younger MP Branch members may be unfamiliar with this talented artist whose illustrations often featured military police themes. Read the full story about Scotty and view his cartoons here.
Image adapted from the cover artwork of the Scotty Cartoons book published in 1974 to
support the Military Police Fund for Blind Children. Used with the kind permission of Doug Scott.
This is the first in the new "Looking Back" series of web articles that will explore various historical aspects of the Canadian Military Police Branch, Security Branch and pre-unification service police predecessors. We hope you will check back regularly to view future articles in this series.
Info received from Carl
I have received numerous calls/emails regarding the possibility of another MP Veterans reunion here in Summerside. The ISLAND MP’S once more will consider this great event to be held here July 25-28 2019. The last reunion held here in 2014 was a major success with 281 in attendance. For those of you who were here in 2014 I’m sure the memories are still with you. For most of us retired MP’S our friends from our past service are seldom in our lives as most live miles apart, A REUNION IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND SOCIALIZE WITH OUR BUDDIES THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH FOR SO MANY YEARS. Also, a great opportunity for our wives to meet, as with us serving members our wives were always at our side and made many friends over the years.
In order to plan such a reunion, accommodations, venue and funding are needed but above all need attendees. The venue, same as 2014 has been secured as well as accommodations at the Loyalist Country Inn and the Quality Inn, all tentative of course, at this date.
NOTICE ONLY: All I need at this point is a note from those who would consider attending, once we get sufficient numbers to confirm the event we will go out to all with the details and registration. Thus far without any notice I have 30 on the list.
You will probably receive a number of notices from various systems so I apologize in advance but this is necessary to ensure we reach as many retired: CProC; AFP and MP’s as possible.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.