1971 – Present

Honours and Awards    1971 to Present

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Order Of Canada

The Order of Canada (French: Ordre du Canada) is a Canadian national order, admission into which is, within the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada, the second highest honour for merit. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, which is within the personal gift of Canada’s monarch.

To coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation, the three-tiered order was established in 1967 as a fellowship that recognizes the achievement of outstanding merit or distinguished service by Canadians who made a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavour, as well as the efforts made by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions. Membership is thus accorded to those who exemplify the order’s Latin motto, desiderantes meliorem patriam, meaning “they desire a better country.”, a phrase taken from Hebrews 11:16 of the Holy Bible.   The three tiers of the order are Companion, Officer, and Member.

Member (C.M.) The Member of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community,group or field of activity
Companion (C.C.) The Companion of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement and merit of the highest degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large
Officer (O.C.) The Officer of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large

 

 

 

Commander of the Order of Military Merit (CMM)

CONTEXT     The Order of Military Merit was established to provide a worthy means of recognizing conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of the Canadian Forces both regular and reserve.
Military nominations shall be processed through the chain of command in accordance with A-AD-200-000/AG-000 – Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces .
ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA     Appointment to the level of Commander is made for outstanding meritorious service in duties of great responsibility. This has been interpreted to mean that, as a guideline, only Flag and General Officers are generally eligible to be appointed a Commander.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer of the Order of Military Merit (OMM)

 

CONTEXTThe Order of Military Merit was established to provide a worthy means of recognizing conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve.
Military nominations shall be processed through the chain of command in accordance with A-AD-200-000/AG-000 – Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces.
ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIAAppointment to the level of Officer is made for outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility. This has been interpreted to mean that, as a guideline, officers of the ranks of Lieutenant-Commander or Major to Captain(N) or Colonel are generally appointed to this level. Occasionally, a Flag or General Officer, A Lieutenant(N) or Captain, a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class or Chief Warrant Officer may be appointed as an Officer if it is more appropriate for their level or responsibility.  For the latter (CPO1 and CWO), this usually occurs through promotion within the Order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member of the Order of Military Merit (MMM)

 

CONTEXTThe Order of Military Merit was established to provide a worthy means of recognizing conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve.
Military nominations shall be processed through the chain of command in accordance with A-AD-200-000/AG-000 – Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces.
ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIAAppointment to the level of Member is made for exceptional service or performance of duty. This has been interpreted to mean that, as a guideline, Non-Commissioned Members (NCMs), Petty Officers, Warrant Officers, and Junior Officers are generally appointed to this level.  This is a guideline however and occasionally, Lieutenant-Commanders or Majors are appointed as Members is this is more appropriate for their level of responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)

 

CONTEXTThis Honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall.  The nomination process for the military division however, is administered by the Department of National Defence.  For more information on the Civil Division of the Meritorious Service Decorations, visit www.gg.ca.
Military nominations shall be processed through the chain of command in accordance with A-AD-200-000/AG-000 – Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces .
ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIAThe Meritorious Service Medal (military division) recognizes a military deed or activity that has been performed in a highly professional manner or of a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to the Canadian Forces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cleminson, F. Ronald Wing Commander   OC    October 6th, 2006

W/C Cleminson was a Radio Officer, on 408 Squadron in the period 1958-1962, during which time he was also the Squadron Intelligence Officer; and an expert in the history of the Canadian Arctic.  W/C Cleminson was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada on October 6th, 2006.  The citation relative to his appointment reads as follows:

“Through his unfailing commitment and dedication, F. Ronald Cleminson has helped to establish Canada as a leader in the promotion of international disarmament.  He used his expertise to establish and direct the Canadian Verification Research Program at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  As a Member of the College of Commissioners of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, he continues to contribute to our nation’s influence in arms control”.

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Carr,  Lieutenant-General William K., CMM, DFC, OStJ, CD    1976

Sharp,  General Fred R. CMM, DFC, CD       1972

Kinney,  Major-General Clifton, CMM, CD         1983 

MacKenzie,   Lieutenant-General Pablo, CMM, CD   1981
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Gates ,  Colonel Morris, OMM, CD          1984

Ives,  Lieutenant-Colonel David F., OMM, CD    1980

 

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Campbell, Master Warrant Officer Daniel, MMM, CD 2015
MacWilliams , Warrant Officer Patricia,  MMM, CD 2010
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Smyth,Jeffery Douglas  Lieutenant-Colonel  MSM, CD   2011

With keen insight, Lieutenant-Colonel Smyth advanced Canadian tactical aviation as Commanding Officer of the Canadian Helicopter Force (Afghanistan) from September 2009 to August 2010. He was committed to taking troops off the dangerous Afghan road networks, and led the maintenance staff as they ensured aircraft serviceability was never a limiting factor.  Mastering the employment of new equipment, he enhanced support provided to ground forces. Lieutenant-Colonel Smyth’s remarkable efforts were critical to the success of operations, including the largest airmobile operation in the history of Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan.

Friolet, Joseph Jacques Master Warrant Officer  MSM, CD 2011

While deployed to Afghanistan from November 2009 to August 2010, Master Warrant Officer Friolet was instrumental in the establishment and operational employment of the Task Force Freedom Maintenance Flight in Afghanistan.  Under his skilled leadership, the flight maximized its support capability, doubling the amount of aircraft available for operations. On numerous occasions, his skilful and diplomatic engagements with coalition allies ensured the successful coordination of critical support requirements.  Master Warrant Officer Friolet’s outstanding leadership and professionalism ensured the effective employment of Canadian aviation assets.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Just wanted to let you know that my father HAROLD HINSON who was a POW in WWII just passed away at age 92. His memorial service will be Friday May 6th at 10am at OceanView Cemetary 4100 Imperial Burnaby and wanted to reach out to any of the remaining members of the 408 Goose Squadron in Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta or Surrey BC to see if they would like to attend. Please feel free to contact me at lesliedisler@gmail.com or 604 318 6661

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Harold-Hinson&lc=3644&pid=179755592&mid=6905082&locale=en_CA

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