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 Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Second World War

Three platoons took part on the raid on Dieppe on 19 August 1942. On 6 July 1944, the battalion landed in France as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 30 November 1945.

The 1st Battalion suffered more casualties than any other Canadian infantry battalion in Northwest Europe. Disaster seemed to follow the unit;
On the voyage to France on the day of the Dieppe Raid, casualties were suffered by the unit during a grenade priming accident onboard their ship, the HMS Duke of Wellington.
During the Battle of Verrières Ridge on July 25, 1944, 325 men left the start line and only 15 made it back to friendly lines, the others being killed or wounded by well entrenched Waffen SS soldiers and tanks.
On 13 October 1944 - known as Black Friday by the Black Watch - the regiment put in an assault near Hoogerheide during the Battle of the Scheldt in which all four company commanders were killed, and one company of 90 men was reduced to just four survivors.

Post-Second World War

On 4 May 1951, the regiment mobilized two temporary Active Force companies designated, "E" and "F" Companies. "E" Company was reduced to nil strength upon its personnel being incorporated into the 1st Canadian Highland Battalion for service in Germany with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It was disbanded on 29 July 1953. "F" Company was initially used as a replacement pool for "E" Company. On 15 May 1952, it was reduced to nil strength, upon its personnel being absorbed by the 2nd Canadian Highland Battalion for service in Korea with the United Nations. "F" Company was disbanded on 29 July 1953. The 1st Canadian Highland Battalion originated in Valcartier, Quebec on 4 May 1951. On 16 October 1953, it was redesignated the 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.
The 2nd Battalion served on NATO duty in West Germany from 1962 to 1965. Several members of the Regiment served on operations in Afghanistan.

Battle Honours
The Second World War

BOURGUÉBUS RIDGE * Faubourg de Vaucelles * Verrières Ridge–Tilly-la-Campagne * FALAISE * Clair Tizon * Forêt de la Londe * Dunkirk, 1944 * Antwerp–Turnhout Canal * THE SCHELDT * Woensdrecht * South Beveland * Walcheren Causeway * THE RHINELAND * The Hochwald * Xanten * THE RHINE * Groningen * Oldenburg * NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944–1945

War in Afghanistan


Cpl Warren Jason Patrick
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: V43921011
Born: Oct 17, 1976 Québec City, Québec
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
Service Details :
Afghanistan, Bosnia in 2002
External Links
Obituary in The Montreal Gazette

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 Service Medal – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GSM-SWA)
This general service award has been created as a means to recognize in a more timely manner those who provide direct support to 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 the addition of individual operational bars - can be awarded in future to honour participation in any operation that meets the criteria.
The General Service Medal (GSM) is awarded to members of the CF and members of allied forces serving with the CF who deploy outside of Canada - but not necessarily into a theatre of operations - to provide direct support, on a full-time basis, to operations in the presence of an armed enemy.
The GSM may also be awarded, depending on the operation, to Canadian citizens other than members of the Canadian Forces, who are deployed outside Canada, either inside or outside a theatre of operations and working with the CF to provide direct support, on a full-time basis, to operations in the presence of an armed enemy.
The GSM is always issued with a ribbon specific to the theatre or type of service being recognized, and each ribbon has its own criteria.
The GSM with SOUTH-WEST ASIA ribbon is awarded to: Canadian citizens other than members of the Canadian Forces who served either:
in direct support of the Canadian participation to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan while deployed inside the theatre of operations consisting of the political boundaries of Afghanistan and its airspace for at least 30 cumulative days between April 24, 2003 and July 31, 2009;
and/or in direct support of the Canadian military operations while deployed inside 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 the aforesaid areas for at least 30 cumulative days commencing on August 1, 2009.
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.
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY)
After the peaceful conduct of the September 1996 elections, IFOR successfully completed its mission of implementing the military annexes of the General Framework Agreement for Peace. However, it was clear that much remained to be accomplished on the civil side and that the political environment would continue to be potentially unstable and insecure. On 25-26 September, one week after the Bosnian elections NATO Defence Ministers concluded that the Alliance needed to re-assess how it might continue to provide support for the establishment of a secure environment after the end of IFOR's mandate in December. The role of IFOR (Operation Joint Endeavour) was to implement the peace. The role of SFOR (Operation Joint Guard / Operation Joint Forge) is to stabilise the peace. The difference between the tasks of IFOR and SFOR is reflected in their names.

Service Notes: Warren joined the Canadian Forces and the Black Watch in 1999 and served under Mackay's command. On return from Bosnia, he joined the Canadian PSYOPS Group based Montreal. He was serving as a Psychological Operator in Afghanistan at the time of his death. "We relied on him for his for leadership," a visibly shaken Mackay said at a news conference in the downtown Montreal armoury Saturday afternoon. "He was an excellent soldier, tough physically and mentally."
Enlisted: February 9, 1999 Montréal, Québec
Pre/Post War: An intense, hard-working soldier with an enormous grin and a hearty laugh, Warren, who had trained as a graphic artist, worked by day in the information branch of the army supply depot at Longue-Pointe, and volunteered on weekends with the Black Watch.

Deceased: July 22, 2006 at Kandahar, Afghanistan
Cemetery NATIONAL Military Cemetery (Beechwood) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Obituary: Cpl. Jason Patrick Warren, 29, a Montreal-based soldier from the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada was killed in Afghanistan Saturday. Warren and Cpl. Franciso Gomez, 44, of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, died when their battle-weary convoy was hit by the first of two suicide bombings near Kandahar City. Son of Gerald and Deborah Warren of Kanata, Ontario. Corporal Warren also had seen service in Bosnia in 2002. He also left a brother and a sister to mourn his loss. Corporal Warren attended Quebec High School, graduating in 1994. The Alumni Foundation confirmed that the School would be commemorating the life of Cpl Warren.
Cpl Jason Patrick Warren on other official websites
Canadian Virtual
War Memorial
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Researched By: Sean Wilson

Cpl Jason Patrick Warren
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Medals and Commendations
(In Order):

Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Service Medal – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GSM-SWA)
Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY)

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