Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Armed Forces > Military Ceremony and Honours > Awards, Decorations and Medals
Triquet and Jean-Victor Allard recall the actions that earned Triquet the VC.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Many of those whose lives were claimed by the Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence have no known grave. Their lives, and their sacrifices, are commemorated on Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorials on both sides of the Atlantic. This website gives account of these memorials and awards.
Veterans Affairs Canada
This section illustrates a selection of firearms and bladed weapons used by British and Canadian military units during the 18th and 19th centuries.
In fighting along the Cote d’Azur at the end of WW2, the Canadian officer Ralph Wilson Becket won the American Silver Star, along with Sergeant Thomas Price, the most decorated Canadian aboriginal soldier.
Unlike so many of the Tribals, she was spared from the scrapyard, thanks to the efforts of a private organization, HAIDA Inc. which bought her from the Navy for use as a museum ship.
A second contingent of Canadian soldiers was offered to the British with better training and suitability for South African service. This contingent was composed of five field artillery batteries and two mounted infantry battalions. Canada’s first overseas Victoria Crosses were won by members of this group.
British army officers were primarily responsible for supervising the activities of their men. The British took up the practice of awarding military medals only in the nineteenth century. First for officers only, then for all ranks, campaign medals became a source of great pride.
Medal awards ceremony and requiem mass for fallen soldiers interrupts fighting in Italy during World War II for the Van Doos.
Many Canadians excelled as combat pilots throughout the war zones and later laid the ground-work for an independent Canadian Air Force.
Converted after the war to a destroyer-escort, (DDE) and bearing the new pennant number 215, HMCS Haida served two tours of duty in Korea.