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Subject > Soldiers, Warriors and Leaders

Date > 1900 > 1990-1999

Van Doos: Batisse, the Royal 22nd's Mascot Goat, is Unemployed

Type: Film and Video

A report on the history and tradition of the Van Doos' mascot goat, Batisse.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Royal 22nd Regiment Prepares for Oka

Type: Film and Video

Royal 22nd Regiment prepares to help resolve dispute with Mohawks at Oka, Quebec.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sentencing of Private Kyle Brown - The Somalia Affair

Type: Film and Video

Two days after he was found guilty of the beating death of Shidane Arone, a Somali teenager, Private Elvin Kyle Brown is sentenced to five years in jail and is dismissed with disgrace from the Canadian Armed Forces. His lawyer, Patrick McCann, reports that Brown is relieved with the outcome.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada Decorates Jack Porter 40 Years After He Fought in Korea

Type: Film and Video

Television news clip features awards ceremony on May 8, 1992, in which a Korean War veteran is decorated with the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal 40 years after serving in that "forgotten war."

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Affair: Defending the Airborne Regiment

Type: Film and Video

Interview with Sergent Ronnie Smith, Corporal Patrick Couture, and Captain Hercule Gosselin of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa in which they describe their experiences as part of the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia. They describe how they feel that the schools they built, the infrastructure they developed and the people they saved are all being overlooked by Canadians due to media coverage of a few isolated incidents.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Soldiers under Investigation

Type: Film and Video

Reporter Jim Day witnesses the curious removal of an unconscious soldier from a holding cell in Belet Huen. He finds out that the soldier, Corporal Clayton Matchee, has attempted suicide. The rest of the story – one of torture, murder, racism, aggression and denial - will unfold over the next four years. In this CBC Television report, Paul Adams indicates that four soldiers have been taken into custody for the murder of a Somali man.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Affair: Mea Culpa

Type: Film and Video

Video footage of Day 3 of General Jean Boyle's testimony at the Somalia Inquiry. Boyle has come under fire for allegedly running interference between the press and the army's public relations department, reporting that he was unaware of any alterations to documentation. The documents in question are RTQ's (Response to Queries), internal briefing documents prepared for those who deal with the media.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Rebels in 'Two Commando': The Somalia Affair

Type: Film and Video

Report on rebels within the Two Commando unit, part of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. Five soldiers from this unit were barred from participating in the Somalia mission, but some may have gone to Belet Huen. Members of the Two Commando unit were involved in many of the scandals that took place in Somalia during their peacekeeping mission there.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Gulf War: Revisiting the Protecteur

Type: Film and Video

Report on the Gulf War through the eyes of the crew of HMCS Protecteur. The Canadian warship is a long way from the battle front, operating in the southern Persian Gulf. The crew's mission is to supply the ships that do the fighting; they probably won't see action as their weapons are for defence only, but they are conducting regular battle exercises.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Rampant Racism in the Airborne Regiment

Type: Film and Video

Video footage of the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia shows how racial slurs and brutality were prevalent amongst the soldiers. These home videos were shot just prior to the death of Shidane Arone, a Somali teenager.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation