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Governor General to preside over inaugural presentation ceremony of General Campaign Star and General Service Medal at Rideau Hall

November 26, 2004

OTTAWA –– Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over the inaugural presentation ceremony of the General Campaign Star and the General Service Medal on Monday, November 29, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., at Rideau Hall.

The General Campaign Star recognizes military service in a theatre of operations in the presence of an armed enemy. The General Service Medal acknowledges civilian and military service in direct support of operations in the presence of an armed enemy. Both honours are issued with bars identifying specific operations.

The list of 45 recipients is attached (Annex A).

Members of the media wishing to cover the event should use the Princess Anne Entrance and should arrive by 9:30 a.m.

For further information on the medals, please refer to the attached backgrounders (Annex B and C). Additional information is posted on www.forces.gc.ca/dhh.

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Media information
Rideau Hall Press Office
(613) 998-0287 or (613) 998-7280
www.gg.ca

For additional information on the medals and the recipients
Department of National Defence
Media Liaison Office
(613) 996-2353 or (613) 996-2354
www.forces.gc.ca/dhh


Annex A

List of 45 recipients

NAME

PROVINCE OF RESIDENCE

Corporal R.G.M. Atkinson, General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Major R.M. Barker, C.D., General Service Medal (Allied Force)

Alberta

Corporal R.C. Beerenfenger (posthumous)*, General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)
*The star will be received by his wife, Ms. Tina Beerenfenger.

Ontario

Captain V.H.A.D. Breton, C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Quebec

Private J.G.A.P. Chagnon, General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Quebec

Sergeant J.D.J. Champagne, C.D., General Service Medal (Allied Force)

Quebec

Captain J.R.P. Chouinard, C.D., General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

Quebec

Corporal E.V. Darling, C.D., General Service Medal (Allied Force)

Alberta

Brigadier-General D.A. Davies, M.S.M., C.D., General Service Medal (Allied Force)

Manitoba

Major D. Dionne, C.D., General Campaign Star (Allied Force)

Quebec

Warrant Officer P.G. Dooks, C.D., General Campaign Star (Allied Force)

Nova Scotia

Sergeant E. El-Kesserwani, General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

Quebec

Colonel P.S. Faucher, C.D., General Campaign Star (Allied Force)

Quebec

Warrant Officer J.G.M. Gabanna, C.D., General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

Quebec

Captain R.D. Hardwick, C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Captain C.A. Heilman, General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Major W.S. Henson, C.D., General Campaign Star (Allied Force)

Alberta

Sergeant V.L. Hicks, C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Lieutenant-General R. J. Hillier, C.M.M., C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Mr. J.T. Hindson, General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

British Columbia

Colonel M.D. Hodgson, C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Captain I.P. Kozak, General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Corporal C.A. Laidlaw, General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Lieutenant-Colonel M. Latouche, C.D. General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force),

Manitoba

Sergeant J.J.M. Lepage, C.D., General Service Medal (Allied Force)

Quebec

Major-General A.B. Leslie, O.M.M., M.S.C., M.S.M., C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Corporal L. Lopez, General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

British Columbia

Petty Officer 2nd Class J.B.E. Madore, C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Quebec

Lieutenant-Colonel R. Maillet, C.D., General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

Quebec

Major J.M. Manning, C.D., General Campaign Star (Allied Force)

Quebec

Leading Seaman A.E. McLean, General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Captain C.M. Murphy, C.D., General Campaign Star (Allied Force)

Nova Scotia

Corporal J.B. Murphy, C.D. (posthumous*), General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)
*The star will be received by his wife, Ms. Candace McCauley.

Ontario

Sergeant M.W. Nearing, C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Corporal E.L. Oliver, General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Quebec

Lieutenant-Colonel J.P.A. Pelletier, C.D., General Campaign Star (Allied Force)

Ontario

Lieutenant-Colonel J.P. Ruel, C.D., General Campaign Star (Allied Force)

Quebec

Master Corporal M. Salem, General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Petty Officer 2nd class  P.J.J. Saunders, C.D., General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Sergeant L.D. Scott, C.D., General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

Alberta

Sergeant R.A. Short, C.D. (posthumous*) General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force),
*The star will be received by his wife, Ms. Susan Short.

New Brunswick

Master Warrant Officer A.W. Simmons, C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario

Sergeant D.B. Standish, C.D., General Service Medal (Allied Force)

Alberta

Petty Officer 1st class M.J. Timoshyk, C.D., General Service Medal (International Security Assistance Force)

Nova Scotia

Major J.D.V. Vass, C.D., General Campaign Star (International Security Assistance Force)

Ontario


Annex B

General Campaign Star Backgrounder

The General Campaign Star is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces and to members of allied forces working with the Canadian Forces who are deployed in a defined theatre of operations to take part in operations in the presence of an armed enemy. The General Campaign Star is always issued with a bar specifying the operations being recognized, and each bar has its own criteria. The descriptions of the General Campaign Star bars approved to date follow.

General Campaign Star Bars:

ALLIED FORCE:

This bar is awarded to fighter pilots and Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) crew members who flew at least five sorties during Operation ALLIED FORCE from March 24 to June 10, 1999, in the theatre of operations that consisted of the airspace over Kosovo and other territories of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Adriatic and Ionian seas.

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF):

This Bar is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces and to members of allied forces working with the Canadian Forces who served with the Canadian contribution to the ISAF in Afghanistan for at least 30 days cumulative between April 24, 2003, and a termination date to be determined, in the theatre of operations that consisted of the political boundaries and airspace of Afghanistan.


Annex C

General Service Medal Backgrounder

The General Service Medal is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces and to members of allied forces serving with the Canadian Forces who are deployed outside Canada, but not necessarily in a theatre of operations, to provide direct support, on a full-time basis, to operations in the presence of an armed enemy.

The General Service Medal may also be awarded to Canadian citizens who are not members of the Canadian Forces and who are deployed outside Canada, either inside or outside a theatre of operations, and who are working with the Canadian Forces to provide direct support, on a full-time basis, to operations in the presence of an armed enemy. The descriptions of the General Service Medal Bars approved to date follow.

General Service Medal Bars:

ALLIED FORCE:

This bar is awarded to personnel who served at least 30 days cumulative in direct support of Operation ALLIED FORCE in Aviano and/or Vicenza, Italy, from March 24, to June 10, 1999.

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF):

Canadian citizens other than Canadian Forces members who worked with the Canadian Forces and served with the Canadian contribution to the ISAF in Afghanistan at least 30 days cumulative between April 24, 2003, and a termination date to be determined, in the theatre of operations which consisted of the political boundaries and airspace of Afghanistan.

Members of the Canadian Forces, other Canadian citizens and members of allied forces working with the Canadian Forces who served in the following locations for at least 90 days cumulative in direct support, on a full-time basis, of the Canadian contribution to the ISAF:

  • Logistic support in Taranto, Italy, from May 1, 2003
  • Interim Staging Base (ISB) in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 2, 2003; and
  • National Support Element (NSE) in Camp Mirage from August 17, 2003.
Updated: 2004-11-26
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