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.
From the CFMPA RSM,
CWO Ridley, MMM, CD.
On behalf of LCol Battista, CD and all members of the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy (CFMPA) I would like to cordially invite our distinguished MP Veterans to our upcoming MPQL3 Red Beret Ceremony and Graduation. Please see below information:
Loc: Dyte Hall, Bldg A-78, CFB Borden (Off Craftsman Road)
Time/date: 0900 hrs, 11 Dec 18
Dress: The dress of this event for honoured veterans/ former members is suitable civilian attire. Those wishing to wear medals/ headdress are invited to do so.
Loc: Dyte Hall, Bldg A-78, CFB Borden (Off Craftsman Road)
Time/date: 1330 hrs, 12 Dec 18
Dress: The dress of this event for honoured veterans/ former members is suitable civilian attire. Those wishing to wear medals/ headdress are invited to do so.
Please note, it is recommended you arrive 15 min early for seating. BGen Trudeau will be the RO for the Grad Parade and our Veteran Mentors will share the duties for the Red Beret Ceremony. Following the Grad Parade will be a reception at CFMPA.
Please RSVP to me if you are able to attend.
We look forward to seeing you all!
Received from Greg Losier
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We are aggressively growing our network of Private Investigators, and are in need along the 401 Corridor, Barrie, GTA (and surrounding areas) and Durham/York regions.
Be advised that effective 22 Dec 18, the MP Kit shop will be closed
for the Holidays and there will be no shipments until 7 Jan 2019.
There will be no delivery of Departure Gifts,
Retirement Credentials or Kit shop Orders during our closure.
Soyez avisé qu'à compter du 22 décembre 18, le magasin de Fourniment
sera fermé pour les vacances et qu'il n'y aura aucune
Livraison jusqu'au 7 janvier 2019.
Il n’y aura pas de livraison de cadeaux de départ,
lettres de Crédit de Retraite de ou de commandes du magasin
de fourniment lors de notre fermeture.
il a été porté à notre attention que certaines informations d'identification sur les insignes de retraités en français qui furent inscrites avaient été mal libellées, à la fois sur l'insigne et / ou sur la carte d'identité. Nous avons appris que les mots RETIRÉ ou RETIRÉE étaient utilisés à la fois sur les insignes et les cartes d’identité délivrés à certains membres.
Le libellé approprié devrait être RETRAITÉ ou RETRAITÉE.
Si vous êtes en possession de l'un de ses insignes et / ou de la carte d'identité qui furent mal libellés et que vous souhaitez en obtenir un autre, veuillez les envoyer à l'adresse suivante:
CMPA/ MP Kit shop
PO Box 712
Assurez-vous d'inclure votre adresse de retour complète.
Si vous avez également besoin d’une nouvelle carte d’identité de retraité/retraitée, veuillez envoyer une photo à email@example.com
Une fois reçu, un nouvel insigne et / ou une nouvelle carte d'identité vous seront délivrés gratuitement. De plus, si vous ne l'avez pas déjà fait, veuillez remplir l'annexe A du règlement 1 sur l'adhésion et l'envoyer avec votre demande. https://www.cmpa-apmc.org/uploads/7/1/9/7/71970193/by_law_1_-_annex_a_-_cmpa-membership-application-form-french_revised_1_dec_18.pdf
Ainsi, vous serez converti gratuitement en membre à vie.
L'ACPM regrette tous les inconvénients que cela a pu causer.
Good Day, it has come to our attention that some previously issued French Retirement Credentials were issued with the wrong wording on both the Badge and/or ID Card.
We have learned that the wording “RETIRE” or RETIREE was used on both the badges and ID Cards issued to some members. The proper wording should be RETRAITE or RETRAITEE.
If you are in possession of one of the improperly worded badges and/or ID card and you would like a replacement, please mail them to the following address
CMPA/ MP Kit shop
PO Box 712
Ensure to include your full return address. If you require a new Retired ID Card also, please send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once received a new badge and/or ID card will be issued to you at no charge. Furthermore, if you have not already done so, please complete Annex A to Membership By-Law 1 https://www.cmpa-apmc.org/uploads/7/1/9/7/71970193/by_law_1_-_annex_a_-_cmpa-membership-application-form-english_-_revised_6_jul.pdf
and send it along with your request, by doing so, you will be converted to Life Member at no charge.
The CMPA regrets any inconvenience this has caused.
25 November 1951
The 27th Brigade Provost Detachment was formed in Hanover, West Germany. This unit would later be renamed No. 4 Provost Platoon in November 1958. In 1968, the unit would undergo a 3rd name change – 4 MP Platoon and would remain in place until it was stood down in 1992 with the withdrawal of Canadian Forces from Europe.
The seven members of the Canadian Provost Corps shown in the above photograph are believed to have been serving in Germany in the Early fifties at the time the photo was taken.
The RCMP HQ Ottawa (Barrhaven) is looking for dedicated and qualified former police officers to enhance and support several units within the organization. Various opportunities requiring a variety of skill sets and experience are available and the screening process will begin within the month.
Please see the accompanying "call out" document for further information. There is also a document describing the business lines within RCMP Federal Policing and a pamphlet describing the Security Intelligence Background Section of the RCMP.
Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Strategic Business Management Initiatives,Federal Policing
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
73 Leikin Dr. Ottawa ON K1A 0R2
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 13, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Odette Osborne for 48 years. He was the most awesome father to Paula Osborne (Tanyssa, Shannel) and Lynn Schoug (Wally, Zachary, Haley, Blake, Kassandra, Emily and Jayden). He will be greatly missed by his sister Bonnie Loder and brother Colin (Jana) Osbourne and a large circle of family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the:
Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes,
403 Richmond Rd, Ottawa (at Roosevelt Ave)
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Memorial service on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the Chapel at 2:30pm. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
The inaugural issue of "Thunderbird Journal" is published as an official periodical of the Security Branch. The Thunderbird Journal would remain in print for nearly 16 years.
You can catch up on back issues of Thunderbird Journal here on the CMPA website.
10 Service Detention Barracks (SDB) moves to Edmonton from Calgary, while SDBs in Winnipeg and Esquimalt were closed. A fourth, 14 SDB, remained open in Valcartier.
10 SDB would later be disbanded and closed on 30 September 1968. However, 14 SDB was eventually relocated to Edmonton, and on 1 August 1980, was renamed Canadian Forces Service Prison and Detention Barracks (CFSPDB). It remains in service to this day.
17 July 1974
Cpl Farquharson and Cpl Worsnup of MP QL3 course 7403 become the first two female members of the Security Branch, and thus the first female MPs since unification.
Photo: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada
You may have heard the rumours...and it's finally true. Membership in the CMPA is now better than ever!
As our Canada Day gift to you, we've made massive changes to your CMPA membership that will significantly benefit you now and for years to come.
These changes to the CMPA Membership, Departure Gift, and Retired Credentials bylaws will make 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
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.
What about Departure Gifts and Retirement Credentials?
All members of the CMPA are entitled to a once in a lifetime departure gift, at no cost, when leaving the MP Branch. Credentialled MP may receive their MP Badge mounted in a shadow box with an appropriately engraved name plate. Non-credentialled MP and other CMPA members will receive a gift approved by the CMPA Executive.
Any member of the CMPA who was a credentialled MP and is fully retired or released (including medical release) from the CAF may purchase either Retired or Veteran MP Credentials from the CMPA Kit Shop, some restrictions apply.
Happy Canada Day from the CMPA to all members of the MP family...Regular, Reserve, civilian, and dependants!
The CMPA’s co-Director of History and Heritage, LCol (Ret’d) Paul Thobo-Carlsen, is researching the history of CAF Military Police working dog programs from 1972 to present (after the RCAF Police Sentry Dog Program ended*) and is seeking relevant information and photos from anyone with knowledge of any of these locally-run K9 programs.
To date, twelve MP handlers and eleven working dogs are known to have operated in support of MP operations from 1987 to present. These include:
A significant amount of information is known about the three most recent MP K9 teams operating from 2006 onward. However, much less is know about the earlier MP teams and the security dog programs in Germany.
Former supervisors or co-workers of dog handlers, or anyone with knowledge of one or more of these earlier programs, is requested to contact the CMPA. Of particular interest are details on how these teams came into being, trained, operated and were supported at the MP unit and base levels. Other historically relevant information includes photos of handlers and dogs, unit-level documentation (e.g. K9 SOPs, commendation letters, etc), newspaper articles related to MP K9 programs, stories about cases that K9 teams worked on, and amusing anecdotes.
Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated to help shed light on an area of MP Branch history that has not been yet be well covered.
NOTE: The recently published book by LCol (Ret’d’) A.J. Murtagh and Maj (Ret’d) A.W. Kendall (The History of the RCAF Police Sentry Dog Program: 1963-1972. Burnstown ON: Burnstown Publishing House, 2017) does an excellent job of telling the story of Canada’s only formal and sustained military working dog program. If you're interested in purchasing a copy of this book, you can do so by visiting www.rcaf-sentrydogs.ca/order.html (website is not associated with the CMPA).
Trust Fund created for AFP/MP Sentry Dog and Nuclear Security exhibit at the National Air Force Museum of Canada
The CMPA is working with the National Air Force Museum of Canada, at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton ON, to create a new exhibit showcasing the role of RCAF Air Force Police and CAF Military Police in securing the nuclear weapons used by Canada’s air force during the Cold War.
The exhibit project lead is Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) Paul Thobo-Carlsen, CMPA Co-Director of History & Heritage. The project technical advisors are Major (Ret’d) Wayne Kendall, CMPA Director of Membership (Veterans) and a former AFP sentry dog handler, and Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) Andy Murtagh, who organized and implemented the Sentry Dog Program while serving as a staff officer at RCAF 1 Air Division Headquarters, Metz, France.
The exhibit will be implemented in two phases:
The National Air Force Museum of Canada has established a specific trust fund to collect the money necessary to create a professional looking exhibit. The money collected in this trust fund will be used only to build and maintain the AFP/MP exhibit, and donors will be provided charitable donation receipts for 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
Any former AFP or MP sentry dog handlers who wish to donate related artifacts in support of this exhibit should contact the CMPA (email@example.com) with the details of all items for consideration. Any artifacts subsequently accepted into the NAFMC collection will also be eligible for income tax receipts.
15 June 2015
The Military Police Branch celebrates its 75th Anniversary. While celebratory events are held at locations throughout Canada, the centre of gravity was in Ottawa, where numerous events, including a Casino Night, Golf Day, the return of Thunderbird Challenge, and a Gala Dinner at the Canadian War Museum were held throughout the week to celebrate this auspicious anniversary.
New Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM) BGen Simon Trudeau (left) assumes command of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group from outgoing CFPM BGen Rob Delaney (right) at a change of command ceremony presided over by LGen Alain Parent (centre), Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, on May 28, 2018, at Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa. Photo credit: Corporal (Cpl) MacIsaac, Canadian Armed Forces.
BGen Simon Trudeau is the new the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM) and Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group (CF MP Gp).
BGen Trudeau assumed the role from BGen Rob Delaney, at a change of command ceremony held May 28, 2018 in Ottawa. LGen Alain Parent, Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, was presiding officer at the ceremony.
Canadian Forces Military Police provide a variety of operational, law enforcement, investigative and security services at military establishments across Canada and throughout the world, wherever members of the Canadian Armed Forces serve.
“We expect all Canadian Armed Forces members to serve with honour and fulfil their missions, but the expectation of trust is highest when considering the role of the Military Police who protect military communities – the foundation of our effectiveness and readiness as a fighting force,” said LGen Parent.
The CFPM is an advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff on policing matters. He or she is an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. As the new CFPM, BGen Trudeau commands all Military Police directly involved in policing duties. He is responsible for investigations conducted by any unit or other element under his command, as well as the selection, training and professional standards for the military police.
He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988 and commenced his Military Police career following graduation from the College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean in 1992. He has held numerous leadership positions across various functions with the Military Police, including operational deployments in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997 and Afghanistan in 2002. Prior to his appointment as CFPM, he was Deputy Commander of the CF MP Gp.
In his comments at the change of command parade, BGen Trudeau took the opportunity to thank BGen Delaney for his service and outline his vision for the years ahead.
“On behalf of the women and men of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group, I thank Brigadier-General Delaney for his leadership these past five years. Under his watch we have transformed, expanded, and built on our proud history as a policing organization respected worldwide for its professionalism and integrity,” said BGen Trudeau. “I am looking forward to working with the dedicated and talented members of the MP Group to ensure that Canada’s Military Police remains operationally oriented as we implement Canada’s defence policy Strong, Secured, Engaged.”
BGen Delaney was appointed CFPM and group commander in August of 2013, and he is scheduled to deploy to Iraq this summer as the Ministerial Liaison Team Director – Operation IMPACT.
“It was an honour to serve with the Military Police for more than 25 years, and for five years to command an organization that provides steadfast police and security support to every Canadian Armed Forces installation in Canada and virtually every CAF operation worldwide,” said BGen Delaney. “We have the finest police officers in the world, and it has been my privilege to contribute to the ongoing strength of Canada’s Military Police capability.”
Within the next few weeks, we’ll be announcing some major changes to the way the CMPA serves its members.
But before we do, we need your help! Mark Twain once observed that "everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it". Well, now is your chance to help steer the CMPA.
We’re looking for volunteers to take over three critical positions on the CMPA Executive Committee:
If you think you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and help steer the CMPA into its new future, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A message from CWO Crystal Krammer, outgoing Military Police Branch Chief:
"I am in midst of finishing off a project at the Academy before I depart, and I require your assistance.
I am looking for a high resolution picture of an early C Pro C member. This picture will be blown up to about 10 feet.
I currently had submitted one but the graphics designer has indicated that it is not of good enough quality. (it was taken from the internet)
Could you please see what you have in your arsenals for me? I am particularly looking for a gentlemen standing and perhaps looking left.
If you have something can you please send it to my civilian e-mail email@example.com.
All CMPA members are cordially invited to the upcoming Change of Command ceremony Brigadier-General R.P. Delaney, OMM, CD and Brigadier-General S. Trudeau, CD.
The ceremony will take place The ceremony, which is scheduled for Monday, 28 May 2018, at 1000 hrs, will take place at Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elisabeth Dr., Ottawa.
The event is open to all serving and retired members of the CMPA, however, it is requested that you RSVP before 18 May 2018 by contacting Nicole.Vidal@forces.gc.ca. Note, seating is limited and there is no guarantee to have a seat upon arrival.
Dress for all attendees is DEU 1A for military personnel, and business suit or equivalent for civilians.
Attendees are asked to be seated by 0945 hrs, and a reception for invited guests will follow the parade.
Additional details are contained in the downloadable invitation.
We’ve learned the hard way that having a serving member function as the CMPA Gift Coordinator simply doesn’t work. Operational tempo, TD & deployments, and daily workload are simply incompatible with keeping on top of the massive amount of requests for Departure Gifts that arrive weekly. As a result, we continually find ourselves with a huge backlog of unfulfilled orders. This hurts our members and is unacceptable.
However, we've now found a solution.
Effective immediately, the CMPA Kit Shop has assumed full responsibility for members requesting Departure Gifts. A retired MP has stepped forward and volunteered his service as our new Gift Coordinator and will be working with the Kit Shop to ensure the backlog of orders is filled as quickly as possible, and that all new orders are processed in a timely fashion. This new process should address the current situation with the backlog of outstanding gifts.
All requests for or queries about Departure Gifts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to stress that this is for departure gifts only and that we are still trying to find someone to coordinate Retirement Credentials. If you are interested in helping out with this function, please contact the kit shop at this email address.
In the coming weeks we hope to be able to update the website with the new bylaw on Departure Gifts and an updated order form.
The February 2018 edition of the MP Branch Newsletter is now available online.
This issue features a farewell from CWO Krammer, MP Branch CWO, who will be retiring in May 18 after completing 30 years of service with the Military Police.
This issue also features articles about MP operations and exercises in Ukraine, Latvia, United Kingdom, and here at home.
You can find this month's issue along with all the previous publications by clicking here.
By 2Lt Suzanne Nogue, CFSU(O) Public Affairs
Originally published in 30 Nov 17 edition of "Guard of Honour"
For the second article in our Local Units Profile series, we sat down with Maj Claude Lemieux, Commanding Officer of the Military Police Unit (Ottawa) (MPU(O)), as well as MWO Marc Paulin, unit Sergeant-Major and Lt Adam Carleton, OIC of Services Platoon.
For most in the National Capital Region (NCR), their typical interaction with the Military Police occurs at pass control for NCR building passes and National Defence Identification Cards. However, behind the secured area, members from this unit work around the clock to provide police and security services to the NCR Defence community. Recognized for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and transparency, the unit provides a variety of services including, investigations, training for their staff and counterparts, security, patrolling, victim services and community outreach, to name a few. Not only do they work closely with military and DND personnel throughout the NCR, they also work closely with their civilian partners, such as at the RCMP, the Ottawa Police Services and the Ontario Provincial Police.
“90 percent of what we do at MPU(O) is how we can best support CFSU(O) and the Defence community,” said Maj Lemieux. “We’re part of the team and we work every day to do our absolute best to support […] we win as a team and we lose as a team,” added Maj Lemieux.
With CFSU(O) being the largest unit in Canada in terms of the number of military and civilian personnel it supports, MPU(O) operates in a very complex and unique environment. In addition to supporting the Commandant, DND buildings in the NCR and their staff, MPU(O) is also responsible for close protections services and OUTCAN units in Germany and throughout the United States. According to Maj Lemieux and MWO Paulin, the unit would not fulfill these mandates if it weren’t for their troops.
“All our missions are no-fail missions,” said MWO Marc Paulin. “We put a huge responsibility on our younger troops and they come through with flying colours. It’s really about the guys and girls that are here […] it’s phenomenal to be able to support them and see them succeed.”
“This is the place to be […] you can tell that the CoC really supports the troops and that they have your back,” added Lt Carleton.
With the big move to NDHQ (Carling) underway and a growing Defence community, the main challenge facing the unit is to remain operationally ready and in a position to support the Commandant, with the same existing resources. For members of MPU(O), it also brings exciting opportunities for unique training, increased stability and new detachments to their teams. Amongst all the changes, the main priority for Maj Lemieux remains the same: to take care of his team and provide them with the tools to succeed, while always supporting the mission.
“To be able to give my team exactly what I wanted 15 years ago as a young corporal […] what I wish I had, that’s the most rewarding for me,” said Maj Lemieux.
Cpl Cornfield of 12 MP Flight Comox and Cpl Bennett of 1 MP Platoon Edmonton conduct traffic control in the Fraser River Valley to allow a flatbed transporting a LAV to have full access of the bridge.