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  Canadian Forces - CAForces.com
Some units in the Canadian Forces derive their lineage to before the War of 1812 when militia units were formed to assist in defending British North America from invasions by the United States.
Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (CEFCOM) Under the a transformed CF structure, Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (CEFCOM) is responsible for the planning, and conduct of all Canadian Forces (CF) international operations, with the exception of operations conducted solely by the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM).
Canadian Forces reserve force The CF reserve force comprises the Primary and Supplementary Reserves, the Canadian Rangers and the Cadet Instructor Cadre and is represented, though not commanded, at the national level by the Chief of Reserves and Cadets (a Major General or Rear Admiral).
www.caforces.com   (3735 words)

  Canadian Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the Canadian Constitution, the Command-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces is vested in Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada.
Canadian Forces personnel train to defend Canadian sovereignty, and serve operationally in Canada, in support of NATO tasks, and around the world in international and United Nations peace missions.
The CF reserve force comprises the Primary and Supplementary Reserves, the Canadian Rangers and the Cadet Instructor Cadre and is represented, though not commanded, at the national level by the Chief of Reserves and Cadets (a Major General or Rear Admiral).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Forces   (4853 words)

 Canadian Forces Air Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) is the air force element of the Canadian Forces.
AIRCOM is the descendant of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), which was Canada's air force from its foundation in 1924 until February 1, 1968.
AIRCOM is responsible for all aircraft operations in the Canadian Forces, enforcing Canada's airspace and provides aircraft for supporting the missions of Maritime Command and Land Force Command.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Forces_Air_Command   (1697 words)

 Canadian Forces - MSN Encarta
As the Land Force Command component of the CF, the Canadian army is responsible for land combat and for physically protecting people and land-based resources.
The Canadian Rangers, a subgroup of the Canadian Army Reserve, represent the CF in rural or isolated areas of Canada.
As the Maritime Command component of the CF, the Canadian navy is responsible for ensuring that the oceans within Canada’s jurisdiction are free from enemy interference.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_461511150_2/Canadian_Forces.html   (893 words)

 CBC.ca - News - Interactive Feature
Canadian Forces personnel are involved in training and in the transition of security responsibilities to the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police.
Canadian Forces personnel work at the United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) headquarters in Tampa, Fla., and Bahrain to keep abreast of intelligence related from the CENTCOM’s areas of operations including the Horn of Africa, the northern Red Sea, south and central Asia and Iraq.
A Canadian naval vessel is part of the NATO Maritime Group squadron consisting of destroyers and frigates from the alliance nations.
www.cbc.ca /news/interactives/gmaps/cdn-forces   (659 words)

 Canadian Forces Decoration - Veterans Affairs Canada
The Canadian Forces Decoration is awarded to officers and men of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of service.
Service in the regular and reserve of auxiliary forces of the British Commonwealth of Nations will be counted towards the medal if the final five years have been with the Canadian Forces and no other long service, good conduct or efficiency medal has been awarded for the same service.
The tombac bar is 0.25 inches (6 mm) high, has the Canadian coat of arms in the centre surmounted by a crown, and is gold in colour.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu/group11/cfd   (675 words)

 cric.ca - Canada's Portal - Quick Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Formally established in 1947, Canadian Rangers are responsible for protecting Canada’s sovereignty by reporting unusual activities or sightings, collecting local data of significance to the Canadian Forces, and conducting surveillance or sovereignty patrols as required.
Air Reservists are actively involved in the vast spectrum of Air Force activities including: surveillance and control of Canadian airspace; world-wide airlift of Canadian Forces personnel and material; support to the navy and army; support to other government departments; search and rescue; and humanitarian operations.
The Joint Task Force Two (JTF 2) of the Canadian Forces is a Special Operations Forces unit that is responsible for federal counter-terrorist operations.
www.cric.ca /en_html/guide/canadian_forces/canadian_forces.html   (901 words)

 Canadian Forces Station in Bermuda 1963 to 1993   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Canadian demands for duty-free privileges were reinforced by what had been approved for USA and Royal Navy protocols but still had to be ratified by the Home Government in London.
Canadian personnel were still not receiving Foreign Service Pay nor duty-free privileges because the Memo of Understanding still had not been approved by the Government in London.
Canadians stationed in Bermuda had developed excellent relationships with the community, participating in local ceremonial and cultural occasions and daily life.
www.bermuda-online.org /canadianforcesstationbda.htm   (1987 words)

 Canadian Armed Forces Support | free blog Website | News from Canada overseas troops |Image library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rear-Admiral Robertson has served in the Canadian Forces for 32 years in a variety of key positions, including command of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Annapolis and HMCS Athabaskan, and command of the Canadian Task Group during its six-month Operation APOLLO deployment to Southwest Asia.
Canadian Forces (CF) Show Tours, featuring a group of Canadian performers, will visit the Middle East from December 6 th to 16 th while a second group of performers head off to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert from December 9 th to 16 th.
Canadian soldiers face a complex and demanding mission in diverse landscapes ranging from mountainous, isolated and remote regions to busy urban centres with large populations.
dndtalk.com /wordpress/tag/canadian_forces   (1737 words)

 The Canadian Forces Housing Agency - About CFHA
The Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) was established as a provisional Special Operating Agency (SOA) of the Department of National Defence in October 1995.
The Agency's mandate is to operate and maintain the portfolio of approximately 15,000 military family housing units (married quarters) at Canadian Forces bases and wings across Canada.
This includes allocating housing to Canadian Forces members and their families, carrying out maintenance and repairs, administering the rent system and managing the housing assets on behalf of the Department.
www.cfha-alfc.forces.gc.ca /info/aboutcfha_e.asp   (192 words)

 Canadian Armed Forces Support | free blog Website | News from Canada overseas troops |Image library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It provides a force capable of rendering armed assistance in the resolution of an incident that is affecting, or has the potential to affect, the national interest.
OTTAWA – A Canadian soldier was killed during a firefight with insurgents that occurred approximately 24 kilometres west of Kandahar.
Canadian Forces, in cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan, assist Afghan security forces in the conduct of these operations to rid the region of those insurgents seeking to destabilize the security situation in which the Afghan people live and raise their families.
dndtalk.com /wordpress   (1923 words)

 Gary Walsh, Interoperability Of United States And Canadian Armed Forces, 15 Duke J. of Comp. & Int'l L. 315 (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, the Canadian Forces may not use anti-personnel mines other than those that are command-detonated and may not request the non-party State, such as the U.S., to use anti-personnel mines in the defense of the Canadian Forces.
In the example above, if the combined force is under the command and control of a U.S. commander, the Canadian Force would recognize the right of the U.S. Force to defend itself through the use of anti-personnel mines, although the Canadian Force could not be actively involved in the planning or emplacement of the mines.
In this instance, the differing authority for the use of deadly force in self-defense and defense of property was resolved with the issuance of ROE specific to the Canadian contingent.
www.law.duke.edu /journals/djcil/articles/djcil15p315.htm   (5278 words)

 Write to the Troops | National Defence and the Canadian Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Canadian Forces Day – Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
Canadian Forces Day offers an opportunity for Canadians to recognize CF members’ contributions to peace and security at home and abroad.
This CF Day, salute the men and women of the Canadian Forces by posting a CF Day message of support and show your pride for the Canadian Forces.
www.forces.gc.ca /site/Community/Messageboard/index_e.asp   (122 words)

 Canadian Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Several Canadian units were raised to serve under British command in the Second Boer War.
In each command (except Atlantic), regular force troops comprising a mechanized brigade group (CMBG) are supported by reserve forces in nine brigade groups.
5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in CFB Valcartier, Quebec (the francophone brigade).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Armed_Forces   (4853 words)

 Canada Post - Canadian Forces Mail
Canadian Forces Mail is mail sent to or by Canadian Forces personnel, their dependents and the civilians attached to the Canadian Forces served through a Canadian Forces Post Office or a Fleet Mail Office.
Letters: Letters destined to a Canadian Forces Base overseas or Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship, and sent through a CFPO or a FMO located in Canada, may be sent at the prices and conditions of domestic services.
Parcels: Parcels destined to a Canadian Forces Base overseas or Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship, and sent through a CFPO or a FMO located in Canada, may be sent at the prices and conditions of domestic services.
www.canadapost.ca /tools/pg/manual/e12-e.asp   (1652 words)

The recruitment campaign follows a 1989 decision by a Canadian human rights tribunal directing the armed forces to remove any remaining employment restrictions based on sex, with the exception of submarine duty and Roman Catholic chaplaincy.
The first woman to become an officer in the Canadian infantry, young and promising Captain Sandra Perron was tied to a tree and subjected to a mock execution during a training exercise in 1992 at the Gagetown base in New Brunswick.
Speiser comes to the military naturally -- her father and uncle were Air Force pilots and her brother is in the Navy.
www.geocities.com /Wellesley/3321/win10c.htm   (1246 words)

 Canadian Forces Pension Home Page
Our responsibilities are to administer pension, release and survivor benefits on behalf of the Department to Canadian Forces members, retirees and families, while providing the best service possible.
Our roles are to determine, calculate and pay pension benefits under the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act for both Regular Force members and Reservists and their survivors.
All categories of issues facing releasing members or former members and their families can now be found on the sidebar located on the left side of the page.
www.admfincs.forces.gc.ca /pension/intro_e.asp   (213 words)

 Canadian Forces Superannuation Act
(b) a person on leave of absence from employment outside the regular force who, in respect of current service continues to contribute to or under any superannuation or pension fund or plan established for the benefit of employees of the person from whose employment the member is absent.
(b) to the Canadian Forces Pension Fund, in respect of the period beginning on January 1, 2004, in addition to any other amount required under this Act, at the rates determined by the Treasury Board on the joint recommendation of the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister.
(4) If a contributor who makes an election under subsection (1) is subsequently re-enrolled in or transferred to the regular force and required by section 5 to contribute to the Superannuation Account or the Canadian Forces Pension Fund, the election is deemed to be revoked at the time determined in accordance with the regulations.
laws.justice.gc.ca /en/c-17/30881.html   (6665 words)

 Canadian Forces Appreciation Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That today’s celebration should have been generated from the community is a signal of a renewed appreciation of the role played in all our lives by those who serve this beloved country with their dedication to duty, service and discipline.
We all know our Forces come from every corner of this great country and that those heroic actions of past and present always contain many British Columbians who have made their own contributions to the Canada that we have become.
We are proud that our Forces are recognized and respected around the world as being among the best trained, most highly disciplined and skilled Forces to be found anywhere on earth.
www.ltgov.bc.ca /whatsnew/sp/sp_jun06_2004.htm   (1181 words)

 The Last Amazon: Leaving the Golan
Canadian forces are leaving the Golan Heights after 32 years without peace being withing sight.
I can remember when Canadian forces were first deployed and so it was a bit of shock to realize that it has actually been 32 years since their original arrival.
More than 12,000 Canadian troops passed through the Golan's narrow UN Disengagement Observer Force buffer zone during Canada's decades-long presence on the escarpment east of the Sea of Galilee.
thelastamazon.blogspot.com /2006/03/leaving-golan.html   (531 words)

 Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces in military art prints by the worlds leading military artists, David Rowlands, David Pentland, Robert Taylor, Nicholas Trudgian.
A small mixed force of 5,000 Canadian troops and 1,000 British Troops landed at Dieppe and came under immediate attack by General Kurt Zeitzler's German troops.
LVT Mark II and IV Buffaloes of 79th Armoured Division carry the men of 3rd Canadian Infantry Division through the flooded lower Rhine valley to secure the left flank of the Anglo-Canadian operation.
www.world-wartwo.co.uk /canadian_forces.htm   (922 words)

 Security and Military Police Branch, Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces Security Branch 1967-2001, by John Cameron.
History of the Canadian Provost Corps, by James D. Lumsden.
Canadian Military Police Virtual Museum, by John Cameron.
www.regiments.org /regiments/na-canada/corps/police.htm   (136 words)

 The Epoch Times | Canadian Forces Battle Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The price is Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which a Canadian Military Ombudsman report says “touches up to twenty percent of the Canadian Forces.” Last week’s special screening of Crash Landing in Ottawa was hosted by Senator Michale Meighen and the highly decorated Senator Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire.
Doctor Mark Zamorski, head of the deployment, health section at the Canadian Forces Health Services group shared his general reaction to the film.
Canada’s Peacekeeping forces came into existance in 1956 when Lester B. Pearson’s (then Secretary of State for External Affairs) proposed a peacekeeping mission to ease tensions between Egypt and Israel in the suez canal crisis.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-11-5/34189.html   (701 words)

 The Canadian Army - SkyHawks
In the teams 36-year history the Canadian Force Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, have performed around the world to an estimated 70 million spectators under our signature Canadian Flag Parachutes.
As Canadian Soldiers we pride ourselves in demonstrating physical fitness, teamwork and professionalism that is part of the Canadian Forces.
The SkyHawks are proud to demonstrate one of the many advanced skill sets that is taught in the Canadian Forces.
www.army.forces.gc.ca /Land_Force/English/3_3_1_1_0.asp   (300 words)

 Canadian Forces Station Alert
Alert was first settled in the early 1950s as a weather station of the Joint Arctic Weather Station System.  The Canadian military station was established in 1958 and has been expanding ever since.
Expeditions to the Canadian Arctic islands occur on a regular basis and DND reviews requests for support on a case-by-case basis.
It is situated on the northeastern tip of Ellsemere Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, at 82O 30” 6’ North latitude, and 62O 19” 47’ West longitude.
www.img.forces.gc.ca /org/cfiog/alert_e.asp   (947 words)

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