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
LE PM1 BOLDUC PRENDRA ÉGALEMENT SA RETRAITE DE SA BOURSE DE SPORTS, OÙ IL A PARTICIPÉ À PLUSIEURS COMPÉTITIONS RÉGIONALES ET NATIONALES DE HOCKEY DANS LES CATÉGORIES JEUNES / VÉTÉRANS AINSI QU’EN BALLE RAPIDE. IL APPRÉCIE TOUTES LES AMITIÉS NOUÉES AU FIL DES ANS. ELLES NE SERONT JAMAIS OUBLIÉES
ÉTANT DONNÉ QUE LEURS FILLES SONT BIEN ÉTABLIES DANS LA RÉGION D’OTTAWA, SYLVAIN ET DENISE DEMEURERONT DANS LA RÉGION JUSQU’À CE QUE LEUR NOUVELLE MAISON À L’ORIGINAL, À L’EST D’OTTAWA SOIT CONSTRUITE ET PRÊTE
UNE CÉRÉMONIE DE DÉPART DANS LA DIGNITÉ AURA LIEU LE VENDREDI 11 SEPTEMBRE 2020, A 12 H 30, AU LAGO BAR, 1001, PROMENADE REINE-ÉLIZABETH, OTTAWA (ONTARIO) K1S 5K7. RSVP AU PLUS TARD LE 7 AOUT 2020 AU SERGENT MICHAEL TROTTIER, MICHAEL.TROTTIER2@FORCES.GC.CA. LES MESSAGES DE FELICITATIONS, DES HISTOIRES OU DES ANECDOTES DRÔLES PEUVENT ÊTRE TRANSMIS AUSSI AU SGT TROTTIER AU MICHAEL.TROTTIER2@FORCES.GC.CA
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
On 21 Feb 2020, LCol Adam Battista, Commandant of the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy had the pleasure of presenting a scholarship cheque on behalf of the CMPA to Miss Meghan Ridley, who was accompanied by her Father CWO Dave Ridley, Academy CWO.
In addition to a solid academic performance, Meghan demonstrated a strong community and school involvement with multiple organizations. Meghan “considers giving back to your community to be one of the most significant accomplishments a young person can have” Her most noteworthy involvement is the 250+ hours she has devoted to the local Hospital Emergency Room. She volunteers weekly and helps the nurses, patients and visitors in any way possible.
Meghan has also volunteered as a coach for a local Under 9 girls Lacrosse Team where, as a coach, she is able to not only motivate the young girls, but is able to act as a positive role model, mentor and leader to these young girls. She further volunteers her time once a week as a Teacher’s assistant for predominantly grade 6-8 students. Specifically, she works with young children who have learning disabilities or those who are struggling with the educational material.
Meghan aspires to be working in the pharmaceutical field which requires a lengthy amount of education and finances. She will start this long journey this fall at Queen’s University where she will go into her first year of her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Engineering and then in her second year, she will specialize in chemical engineering.
Congratulations Meghan, 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
Next year's tournament will be hosted by the Kingston Police, and the MP Watchdogs look forward to once again lacing up their skates and representing the Canadian Military Police Association in the this law enforcement event!
For more information about the International Police Hockey tournaments, please visit http://www.internationalpolicehockey.com/
The MP Kit shop has finally received the smaller 2 x 2 inches CADPAT Close Protection (CP) Qualification badge patch with Velcro backing.
There are now 2 Sizes of patches available.
Large Size measuring 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches is great for mounting in shadow boxes or displays, worn on vests or ball caps.
Smaller size measuring 2 x 2 inches which is the official size for wearing on the CADPAT uniform by serving members
Initially, when attempting to fabricate the CP Patch, we were advised by our supplier that due to the extensive detail required for this patch, the smallest patch possible would be the 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches patch.
Our suppler, who is the same for CANEX and the CF, has now designed the newer and smaller version so that it meets the current CF Regulations on Qualification badge sizes.
Any currently serving member, who purchased the larger size patch believing it was an authorized patch may, from their "Forces email account" contact the Kit shop manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for a replacement - please include your invoice number if possible.
The management and staff of the MP Kit shop apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused.
Serving Members: There is a CANFORGEN out ref the placement of badges on CADPAT and authorized providers.
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