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#1 TacHel

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 18:03

The Sacrifice Medal was created to recognize a member of the Canadian Forces, a member of an allied force, or a Canadian civilian under the authority of the Canadian Forces who, as of October 7, 2001, died or was wounded under honourable circumstances as a direct result of hostile action.

This is a link to the web site of the Governor General of Canada for this particular award, as far as I know, no info or pictures there have any copyright unless clearly specified from outside agencies.
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#2 Gordon Craig

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:03

Frank,

Interesting post. I looked at the GGs site and it only indicates how a member of the armed forces would start proceedings for the award of this medal. In the case of the Canadian Diplomat who was killed by an IDE in Afghanistan last year, I wonder how Foreign Affairs would initiate their proceedure?

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 22:03

QUOTE (TacHel @ Mar 22 2009, 18:03 ) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Sacrifice Medal was created to recognize a member of the Canadian Forces, a member of an allied force, or a Canadian civilian under the authority of the Canadian Forces who, as of October 7, 2001, died or was wounded under honourable circumstances as a direct result of hostile action.

This is a link to the web site of the Governor General of Canada for this particular award, as far as I know, no info or pictures there have any copyright unless clearly specified from outside agencies.
Governor General of Canada

Cheers!


The awarding of the Sacrifice Medal is currently on hold. The first award of the this new medal was scheduled to take place on 14 Nov 08, but was cancelled by the Governor General after public outcry regarding the criteria for the award of the medal. Here is a link to a news item on this topic:

http://www.theglobea...y/National/home

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#4 Gordon Craig

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:19

JP,

Thanks for the response. If you ever come across the criertia for applying for this medal in a civilina context I'd appreciate it if you would post it.

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Gordon


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 19:24

QUOTE (JPL @ Mar 25 2009, 18:03 ) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The awarding of the Sacrifice Medal is currently on hold. The first award of the this new medal was scheduled to take place on 14 Nov 08, but was cancelled by the Governor General after public outcry regarding the criteria for the award of the medal. Here is a link to a news item on this topic:

http://www.theglobea...y/National/home

Regards,

JP


Wow. ohmy.gif I was not aware of this. Thanks for the info...

Unaware, but not that surprised... We have what is probably the worst award system in the free World! blush.gif Another example of a completely botched award is our General Campaign Cross. In my opinion, it's an obscenity! But I digress and am swerving off topic.

Edited by TacHel, 27 March 2009 - 19:24 .


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Posted 08 November 2009 - 21:45

The first award of the Canadian "Sacrifice Medal" will be made in November 2009 following an extensive review and amendment of the award prerequisites. Governor General of Canada MichaŽlle Jean will present the first ones this month.

A heated debate had developed over the award criteria, only personnel wounded or killed while facing an hostile force were eligible. This has now been expanded as follows:

Criteria for award of the "Sacrifice Medal":

- Death or injuries sustained as a result of hostile action; and
- Death while in military service (since Oct. 7 2001), training, rescue etc.

#7 leigh kitchen

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:28

Your original link is down now, list of recipents & images / description of medal now here:

http://www.gg.ca/doc...t.aspx?id=13352

#8 Gordon Craig

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 14:36

Gentlemen,

The first award of this medal will take place today, Monday, 9 Nov. 2009 by the Governor General. Here is a link to her website announcing the awards.

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Gordon
http://www.gg.ca/doc...t.aspx?id=13352

Edited by Gordon Craig, 09 November 2009 - 19:27 .


#9 para38

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 19:01

Bonjour. Je recherche liste des ordres et medals honorifique attribueť par L' Angletaire pour le Canada.Merci




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