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The First Canadian Army was a field army and the senior formation of the Canadian Army that served on the Western Front from July 1944 until May 1945 during the Second World War. The First Canadian Army was formed in early 1942, replacing the existing unnumbered Canadian Corps, as the growing number of Canadian forces in the United Kingdom necessitated an expansion to two corps. By the end of 1943 Canadian formations in the United Kingdom consisted of three infantry divisions, two armoured divisions, and two independent armoured brigades. The first commander was Lieutenant-General A.G.L. "Andy" McNaughton, who was replaced in 1944 by General H. D. G. "Harry" Crerar. Both had been senior artillery officers in the Canadian Corps in the Great War. Allied formations of other nationalities were added to the First Canadian Army to keep it at full strength
United Nations Command (UNC) United Nations Command (UNC)


Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly, UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets) can include soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.
The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers


The RCEME are charged with the maintenance of all electrical and mechanical equipment in use in the Canadian army today. The branch is broken down into five trades: Vehicle technicians: whose task is to repair and maintain anything that operates with an internal combustion engine, including heaters, chainsaws and outboard motors, as well as staff cars, Jeeps, trucks and armoured vehicles. Weapons technicians: are responsible for maintenance of all weapons employed throughout the army, from bayonets to advanced air defence artillery systems, as well as Coleman Company stoves and lanterns, and locks, safes and high security containers. Electronic-Optronic technicians: the previously named fire control systems technicians were originally a collection of two dozen other trades, but were condensed into three, then into one. They maintain and repair optical systems, electronic targeting systems, laser and infrared ranging and targeting systems, air defence anti-tank systems, night vision equipment, etc. Materials technicians: have a very diverse job that stretches from being a welder, to repairing tents, to auto-body and carpentry. This is the most recent arrival to the RCEME trade group, added in 1985, and formed from a number of various army and air force trades. RCEME officers - maintenance officers are responsible for managing and leading RCEME workshops, both in garrison, and in the field, by making technical, administrative and tactical decisions that determine the unit's effectiveness and operational capacity. Due to the job involving "playing with big boy's toys", the nickname of RCEME is "every man's envy".

Battle Honours
Cpl Albert Joseph Myers
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: SB10454
Born: Jun 22, 1926 Campbellton, New Brunswick
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Peacekeeping , Korea
Service: CA (Canadian Army)
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Regiment: The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Korea Service Badge Korea Service Badge
1950 - 1953
Korean War veterans who served with the Canadian forces or associated support groups between June 27, 1950, and July 27, 1954 are eligible for the badge. The immediate family of a deceased veteran may also apply for the badge.
Dag Hammarskjöld Dag Hammarskjöld
The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the United Nations (UN) to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in September 1961.
Service Details :


United Nations Service Medal Korea
The medal was earned for serving one day under United Nations' command in Korea or adjacent areas, including Japan and Okinawa. The medal could also be awarded for an aggregate of thirty days, which need not have been consecutive, spent on official visits of inspection to the qualifying area. The qualifying period was 27 June 1950 to 27 July 1954 (one year longer than for the Canadian Korean War Medal).
Canadian Korea Medal
Awarded to Canadian military personnel for one day on the strength of an army unit in Korea; or 28 days afloat; or one sortie over Korea by a member of the RCAF , 02 July 1950 - 27 July 1953.
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea
A former member of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army or the Royal Canadian Air Force is eligible to be awarded the medal where the member: 1. was in the Canadian armed forces during all or part of the period from 27 June 1950 to 27 July 1954: 2. was in the qualifying area (defined as Korea and the adjacent areas, including Japan, Okinawa and Korean waters); and 3. during the period referred to in (a), 1. was on the strength of an army unit or formation in Korea for at least one day; 2. was on active service for at least 28 days on a ship or craft engaged in operations in the qualifying area; 3. flew one sortie over Korea or over Korean waters in the Yellow Sea or Sea of Japan, or: 4. accumulated at least 28 days service in the qualifying area.The medal may be awarded posthumously. There is no bar to this medal.
Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to all United Nations Peacekeepers in 1988 in recognition of their collective efforts in the cause of peace. This inspired the creation of the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM) to acknowledge the unique contribution to peace that Canadian peacekeepers have made since 1947.
UN Emergency Force (UNEF)
Through the efforts of Canada's External Affairs Minister, Lester B. Pearson, the UN General Assembly agreed to its first peacekeeping force to secure peace in the region (previous operations had been only observer forces). Under the command of a Canadian, MGen Eedson Louis Millard BURNS, (OC) DSO OBE MC, the UNEF, on 07 November 1956, was given a mandate to secure the removal of Israeli, British and French troops from the Suez canal zone and the Gaza Strip and to maintain peace in the area. The first Canadian troops arrived in Egypt on 24 November 1956, and Egypt abruptly asked them to leave in May 1967, leading to the six-day war between Israel and Egypt. Thirty-two Canadians lost their lives serving with this force.
Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 07 November 1956 to 17 June 1967.

Service Notes:
Enlisted: August 31, 1951 Toronto, Ontario
Pre/Post War:

Deceased: November 19, 1961 at Gaza, Israel
Cemetery GAZA War Cemetery Gaza, Israel
Marker: Post War Section A Row 4 Grave 8
Obituary: Son of Joseph and Florence Albert of Saint John, New Brunswick. Husband of Edna (nee Barker) now Cannon. Father of Joseph Jr., Norman and Cheryl. Brother of George, Vernon, James, Ronald, Francis, Norman, Beverly and Lorraine.
 
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United Nations Service Medal Korea
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