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.
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.
Members of the Canadian Forces Military Police are also involved in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led formation that operates in Afghanistan under the authority of the UN. The Canadian Forces contribution to ISAF is conducted under Operation ATTENTION, and through this operation, CFMP members are primarily based in Kabul, Afghanistan, where they are employed across the city in a variety of training and advisory roles. CFMP members are also stationed with the Canadian Contingent Training Mission - Afghanistan (CCTM-A) Military Police Element, where they are responsible to enforce Canadian Law among the CF personal, and to assist other Military Police of different nations in enforcing conduct and discipline
Under the former Operation ATHENA, CFMP members were stationed with Task Force Kandahar for the Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT), Operational Mentor and Advisory Teams (OMATs) and the Police Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (P-OMLT). CFMP also had a unit supporting Task Force Afghanistan.
Cpl Payne Randy Joseph
Service Number: N37 877 750
Born: May 29, 1973 Lahr, Germany
Discharged: Killed In Action
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group:ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: Military Police Branch
Service Details :
1 Military Police Unit, CFB/ASU Wainwright Military Police Platoon (Wainwright, Alberta). 4 Feb 2006 - Deployed to TF Afghanistan - Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
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.
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.
In September 2005, Cpl Payne decided to submit his application for the Close Protection Team that was being put together for duties overseas in Afghanistan. Cpl Payne was an excellent candidate for this training as he was one of the top performers of the Wainwright MP Platoon. The CP Team accepted his application and he began his training in earnest in October 2005. Between training sessions and a busy personal schedule, he succeeded in becoming a full-fledged member of the Team and was deployed to Afghanistan at the end of January, 2006.
Cpl Payne was a mature, down-to-earth Military Policeman who was universally liked. His professionalism was only matched by his dedication to the CF and he could be relied upon to do his duty with a great deal of skill, enthusiasm and finesse. He was an exceptionally quick study and this, coupled with his sharp intellect, allowed him to master his patrol duties in a very short amount of time. At the time of his departure from the Platoon for the CP Team, it was apparent to all that his level of ability had far surpassed the confines of his posting, and everyone at the Wainwright MP Platoon was exceptionally proud to see one of their own qualify for so worthy a position. Both his peers and superiors alike will sincerely miss him, and his loss will be sorely felt for a very long time to come.
15 May 2003 Wainwright, Alberta
Cpl Randy Payne was born in Lahr, Germany, on 29 May 1973 to David and Nancee Payne. The member of a proud military family, he joined the CF on 15 May 2003 from Kingston, ON and graduated from his MP QL3 course shortly thereafter. He was then posted to Wainwright, Alberta in March 2004, where he worked diligently as a patrolman until the summer of 2005 when he was selected to assist at the Vernon Cadet Camp. There he was instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of the small MP Detachment and provided the Base with excellent police support.
April 22, 2006 at Gumbad, Afghanistan
*Grave Location Unknown* ,
Corporal Randy Payne, of Gananoque, Ont. was one of four soldier killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan on April 22. Randy was born in Lahr, Germany and was stationed with 1 GRN MP Coy Wainwright in Alberta. Son of Dave and Nancee Payne of Peterborough, Ontario. Husband of Jody Payne and father of Jasmine and Tristan. Brother of Christopher Payne of Ottawa, Ontario.
Randy was a member of the Close Protection Team that was assigned to protect the Regional Command South Commander, Brigadier General David Fraser.
Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)
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Book of Remembrance (Click to Enlarge)
Cpl Randy Payne Memorial Bridge
Cpl Randy Joseph Payne Clicking Thumbnail will enlarge image
Photograph of Cpl Randy Payne and his comrades checking for danger in a field of poppies.
Tthe Government of Ontario officially dedicated the Highway 2 bridge at Highway 401 (Exit 648) in the township of Gananoque in honour of Corporal Randy Joseph Payne, a fallen Military Police member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Military Police Support the Troops pin was struck to honour Cpl Matthew Dinning, Cpl Randy Payne and Cpl Stephen Gibson.