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Canadian Forces CF (Canadian Forces)


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.
430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron


With unification , it was assigned to CFB Valcartier as a tactical helicopter squadron and equipped with the CH-135 Twin Huey and CH-136 Kiowa . On January 1 1971, the Squadron was reformed at CFB Valcartier as 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. With the phase out of the Twin Huey and Kiowa helicopters, the Squadron acquired the CH-146 Griffon helicopter in 1994. Among its international missions was its role in the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) . Equipped with five CH-146 Griffon helicopters and two Mi-8 (Russian civilian helicopters under contract in support of the mission), the Squadron provided the UN force with casualty evacuation, a day and night mission capability, and a medium airlift transportation capability.

Battle Honours
MCpl Audet CD Patrice Yvon
Rank: Master Corporal MCpl
Service Number: A42 278 895
Born: Apr 19, 1971 Montreal, Québec
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: 430 Tactical Helicopter 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.
Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
The Canadian Forces' Decoration is awarded to officers and Non-Commissioned Members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of service. The decoration is awarded to all ranks, who have a good record of conduct.

The decoration is awarded to the regular forces, reserve forces, officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC), Canadian Rangers and holders of honorary appointments in the CF. Service in the regular and reserve or auxiliary forces of the British Commonwealth of Nations will be counted towards the medal if the final five years have been served with the Canadian Forces and no other long service, good conduct or efficiency medal has been awarded for the same service. The medal may be awarded to persons in possession of any long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration or medal clasps, provided that the individual has completed the full qualifying periods of service for each award and that no service qualifying towards one award is permitted to count towards any other. The service need not be continuous.

Service Notes:
Enlisted: November 15, 1988 CFB Valcartier
Pre/Post War: MCpl. Audet was on his second overseas deployment, the first in Afghanistan. A scuba enthusiast, he was passionate about exploration and travel. Pat was remembered as a big man with a gentle heart, sparkling eyes and an infectious laugh.

Deceased: July 06, 2009 at Zabul Province, Afghanistan
Cemetery Parc Commémoratif de la Souvenance Quebec, Canada
Obituary: Master-Corporal Pat Audet was killed when a Canadian CH-146 Griffon helicopter crashed during take-off. The incident occurred at a Forward Operating Base in Tarnak Va Jaldak, Zabul Province, northeast of Kandahar City at around 1:50 p.m., Kandahar time, on 6 July 2009.. Predeceased by his mother Micheline Lefebvre, he is survived by his wife Katherine Potvin, his parents Gilles Audet & Yvette Lebreux and many other family members.
 
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)
Canadian Forces' Decoration (C.D.)

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