Canadian Forces Decorations for two RMR’s before Christmas

Sergeant Dupuis being congratulated by the CO, Lieutenant-Colonel John Shone, for earning his Canadian Armed Forces Decoration. Photo credit MCpl Mai.

Master-Corporal Marchand has his CD medal pinned on by the RSM, Chief Warrant Officer Stephan Leroux. Photo credit MCpl Mai.

Westmount, Quebec – 14 December 2021: The RMR’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Shone presented two Canadian Forces Decorations at the Regiment’s Honorary Colonel’s Christmas parade held in the armoury on 11 December 2021.

The Canadian Forces’ Decoration is awarded to officers and Non-Commissioned Members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of service. The decoration is awarded to all ranks, who have a good record of conduct.

The decoration is awarded to the regular forces, reserve forces, officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC), Canadian Rangers and holders of honorary appointments in the CF. Service in the regular and reserve or auxiliary forces of the British Commonwealth of Nations will be counted towards the medal if the final five years have been served with the Canadian Forces and no other long service, good conduct or efficiency medal has been awarded for the same service. The medal may be awarded to persons in possession of any long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration or medal clasps, provided that the individual has completed the full qualifying periods of service for each award and that no service qualifying towards one award is permitted to count towards any other. The service need not be continuous. This award supersedes all other long service awards for members joining the Canadian Forces after 01 September 1939.

A clasp (bar) shall be awarded for every subsequent period of ten years of qualifying service.

Source:
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/199

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