To Honour Canada's Military


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.
The Royal Canadian Regiment The Royal Canadian Regiment
Motto: Pro Patria (For Country)

The RCR was originally authorized as the Infantry School Corps on 21 December 1883, and established its first three company stations at Fredericton, New Brunswick; St Jean, Quebec; and Toronto, Ontario. In 1887 a fourth Company was authorized and the next year was established at London, Ontario. Now consisting of three Regular Force battalions and one Reserve Force battalion, the regiment's four battalions are now stationed in Ontario and New Brunswick. With many of its soldiers drawn from Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces in recent decades, the regiment maintains a general connection as the "local" infantry regiment for eastern Canada. The RCR maintains a Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) in Petawawa, Ontario, which has no operational command role but handles regimental affairs outside the responsibility of the individual Battalions. The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is located within historic Wolseley Hall in London, Ontario. Wolseley Barracks in London has been continuously occupied by some element of the regiment since construction of Wolseley Hall was completed in 1888. At various times Wolseley Barracks has been the home of the Regimental Headquarters, the 1st and 2nd Battalions, and remains the home of the 4th Battalion today.

Battle Honours
South African War

Paardeberg * South Africa, 1899–1900

Great War

Ypres, 1915, '17 * Gravenstafel * St. Julien * Festubert, 1915 * Mount Sorrel * Somme, 1916 * Pozières * Flers–Courcelette * Ancre Heights * Arras, 1917, '18 * Vimy, 1917 * Arleux * Scarpe, 1917, '18 * Hill 70 * Passchendaele * Amiens * Drocourt–Quéant * Hindenburg Line * Canal du Nord * Cambrai, 1918 * Pursuit to Mons * France and Flanders, 1915–18

Second World War

Landing in Sicily * Valguarnera * Agira * Adrano * Regalbuto * Sicily, 1943 * Landing at Reggio * Motta Montecorvino * Campobasso * Torella * San Leonardo * The Gully * Ortona * Cassino II * Gustav Line * Liri Valley * Hitler Line * Gothic Line * Lamone Crossing * Misano Ridge * Rimini Line * San Martino–San Lorenzo * Pisciatello * Fosso Vecchio * Italy, 1943–1945 * Apeldoorn * North-West Europe, 1945

Korea, 1951–1953

Afghanistan
Cpl Murphy Jamie Brendan
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: T58 528 380
Born: Jul 08, 1977 Conception Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: The Royal Canadian Regiment
Service Details :
1st Battalion, Parachute Company 3rd Battalion Group in Operation Athena, Afghanistan.


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: Killed in Action near Kabul when a suicide bomber with explosives strapped to his body reportedly jumped on one of two Iltis jeeps carrying six Canadian soldiers on patrol.
Enlisted: March 27, 1997 CFB Petawawa
Pre/Post War: A talented fielder who played third base and shortstop for the Stags, a prestigious team, Murphy was driving to Ottawa for a ball tournament one summer with a friend when his Pontiac Firebird caught fire. Instead of calling it quits, they simply grabbed their gear from the trunk and hitchhiked the rest of the way. "I got a call saying the car was on fire, but they were still going to play ball," says Candace. "That's how he was about everything. No matter what was put in front of him, he always found the good in it. He stayed positive about everything." Murphy grew up in a house overlooking the sea in the small fishing village of Conception Harbour, N.L. He applied to a trade school and the army after finishing high school. When the army called back first, he signed up with the infantry, even though he was allergic to grass and weeds. Jamie was a proud Canadian soldier who was honoured to wear his uniform. Above anything else, Jamie was first a son, uncle, friend and to myself a person who completed every part of my existence that was missing, to make my life whole. His life and this tragedy has touched all lives ... his smile brought warmth, joy and happiness to everyone. St. John's Newfoundland named a new street in honour of Jamie in the city's east end "Jamie Murphy Street".

Deceased: January 27, 2004 at Near Camp Julien, Kabul, Afghanistan
Cemetery SAINT ANNE'S Roman Catholic Cemetery Conception Harbour, NL, Canada
Obituary: MURPHY, Corporal Jamie Brendan - It is with great sadness that the family of the late Cpl. Jamie Brendan Murphy announce his passing. Cpl. Murphy died while on duty in Afghanistan on January 27, 2004 at the age of 26 years. He is predeceased by his grandparents John and Bertha Skeffington and Brendan and Agnes Murphy. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his parents Alice and Norman Murphy, his partner Candace McCauley, sisters Rosemary Ryan (Rodney), Norma Murphy (John Mahoney), one brother John Murphy (Wendy Linthorne), nieces Jenessa Murphy, Kearsty Ryan, nephew Rodney Ryan, best friends Doug Rotchford, Edward Dalton, Jamie Dalton, Mark Morgan and Dion Dalton, and all his military friends. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends.
 
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
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Canadian soldiers stand at attention as army pipers play during a memorial service for Cpl. Jamie Brendan Murphy, 26, of Conception Harbour, Nfld.,