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The Canadian Forces have derived many of their traditions and symbols from the military, navy and air force of the United Kingdom, including those with royal elements. Contemporary icons and rituals, however, have evolved to include elements reflective of Canada and the Canadian monarchy.
ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Motto: Assistance and Cooperation

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, established by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001 by Resolution 1386, as envisaged by the Bonn Agreement. Its main purpose was to train the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and assist Afghanistan in rebuilding key government institutions, but was also engaged in the 2001–present war with the Taliban insurgency.
425 All Weather Fighter Squadron 425 All Weather Fighter Squadron

425 was decommissioned at the end of the war. It was reactivated in 1954 at St-Hubert, Quebec, equipped with the CF-100, the last Canadian-designed and built fighter. Its new role was that of all-weather fighter interceptor within the North American Air Defence Command (NORAD). In 1961, 425 Squadron was re-equipped with the CF-101 Voodoo at Namao, Alberta. In July 1962, the Alouettes finally settled at the Bagotville base. Since then, the squadron has retained its fighter interceptor role in NORAD. A new era dawned in 1985 when it re-equipped with an ultra-modern aircraft, the CF-18 Hornet. 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron is an integral part of NORAD and of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In peacetime, the squadron's fighters provide continuous surveillance of the East Coast of Canada. In addition, it must be ready for rapid deployment anywhere in the world in support of NATO or contingency operations.

Battle Honours
Cpl Fortin Joseph Dany Olivier
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: A38 162 035
Born: Oct 05, 1979 Baie-Comeau, Québec
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: 425 All Weather Fighter Squadron
Service Details :

Sacrifice Medal (SM)
The Sacrifice Medal was created in the context of increased casualties in overseas operations to fulfill the desire of Canadians and the Government to provide formal recognition, through the award of an official medal emanating from the Crown, to those who die as a result of military service or are wounded by hostile action. This honour replaces the Wound Stripe
The Medal may be awarded to members of the Canadian Forces, members of an allied force working as an integral part of the Canadian Forces such as exchange personnel, civilian employees of the Government of Canada or Canadian citizens under contract with the Government of Canada, on the condition that they were deployed as part of a military mission under the authority of the Canadian Forces, that have, on or after October 7, 2001, died or been wounded under honourable circumstances as a direct result of hostile action on the condition that the wounds that were sustained required treatment by a physician and the treatment has been documented.
The Medal may also be awarded posthumously to any member of the Canadian Forces who served on or after 7 October 2001 in the Regular Force, Primary Reserve, Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service or Canadian Rangers, or any member of the Supplementary Reserve who served in or with one of the components aforementioned on or after 7 October 2001, and dies under honourable circumstances as a result of an injury or disease related to military service.
When a death is obviously related to service, the SM will be issued immediately. When the cause of death is not clear, the SM will only be issued once Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has officially determined that the death was related to military service, in such a case, delays are to be expected before the SM can be awarded.
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)
This general service award has been created as a means to recognize - in a timelier manner - those who serve in operations in the presence of an armed enemy. Rather than creating a new honour for each new Canadian Forces operation as it arises, the General Campaign Star and General Service Medal - with their theatre or service specific ribbons - can be awarded in future to honour participation in any operation that meets the criteria. The General Campaign Star (GCS) is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces and members of allied forces working with the Canadian Forces who deploy into a defined theatre of operations to take part in operations in the presence of an armed enemy.
The GCS is always issued with a ribbon specific to the theatre or type of service being recognized, and each ribbon has its own criteria.
The GCS with South-West Asia ribbon is awarded to Canadian Forces members and members of allied forces working with the Canadian Forces who served either:
with the Canadian contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan for at least 30 days cumulative between 24 April 2003 and 31 July 2009, in the theatre of operations which consisted of the political boundaries and airspace of Afghanistan; and/or in the theatre of operations consisting of the political boundaries of Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, the Suez Canal and those parts of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea that are west of sixty-eight degrees East longitude and north of five degrees South latitude, as well as the airspace above those areas for at least 30 cumulative days commencing on August 1, 2009, provided that the service has not been recognized by another service medal.

Service Notes: Cpl Fortin joined the air force branch in 2001 and was on his first mission in Afghanistan. "Dany-O" to his friends, he was described as an intelligent, sincere and morally upright soldier with a keen sense of humour.
Enlisted: January 18, 2001 CFB Bagotville
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Deceased: March 03, 2009 at Northwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan
Cemetery Cimetière Saint-François-Xavier, Chicoutimi ,
Obituary: He was killed after his armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Arghandab District approximately 10 kilometres northwest of Kandahar City. They were returning to base after defusing another roadside bomb. Corporal, from 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec. Aged 29, he was originally from Baie-Comeau, QC. He was deployed as a weapons technician with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan. He is survived by his fiancée Manon Gaudreault, mother Christine Morin, father Laval Fortin (Hélène Baril), sister Valérie Fortin (Frédéric Lafleur), grandmothers and extended family.
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Cpl Joseph Dany Olivier Fortin
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)

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Left to right- Sgt Mark Jones, Unidentified RCMP officer, WO Dennis Brown, Cpl Darryl Dawson, Cpl. Dany Fortin and an Afghan National Police Officer. Afghanistan, TF 3-08
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Left to right- Sgt Mark Jones, WO Dennis Brown, Cpl Darryl Dawson, Cpl. Dany Fortin. EOD team 4. Afghanistan, TF 3-08
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