HONOURS & AWARDS

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Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals when awarded are displayed in sequential order of precedence from left to right starting at the top with the Victoria Cross.

With TRS being Veteran Owned Veteran Operated, our core of highly decorated professionals have been recognized for the following Citations and Nominals. 

Member of the Order of Military Merit (MMM)

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The Order of Military Merit (ORMM), created in 1972, recognizes conspicuous merit and exceptional service by active members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Appointment to the rank of Member of the Order of Military Merit recognizes outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility..

Star of Courage (S.C.)

The Star of Courage recognizes acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril.

It is a silver star of four points with a maple leaf in each of the four angles: on the obverse of which, superimposed in the centre, is a gold maple leaf surrounded by a gold wreath of laurel, and on the reverse of which the Royal Cypher and the inscription COURAGE appear.

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Medal of Bravery (MB)

The Medal of Bravery is awarded for acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

It consists of a circular silver medal with a maple leaf surrounded by a wreath of laurel; and

on the reverse, the Royal Cypher and the words BRAVERY / BRAVOURE shall appear.

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Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M.)

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The Meritorious Service Medal (military division) recognizes a military deed or activity that has been performed in a highly professional manner or of a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to the Canadian Forces.

The medal is a circular silver medal, 36mm in diameter, ensigned with the royal crown. On the obverse: a representation of the Meritorious Service Cross, and on the reverse: The Royal Cypher (EIIR) is in the centre, within a double circle are the words "MERITORIOUS SERVICE MERITORIE" with a maple leaf at the bottom separating the words "MERITORIOUS" and "MERITOIRE".

General Campaign Star - SW Asia (GCS-SWA)

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The General Campaign Star (GCS-SWA) is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces and members of allied forces working with the Canadian contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan 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.

Operational Service Medal - Humanitas

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The OSM with HUMANITAS ribbon is awarded for service in approved humanitarian missions conducted in response to a disaster or human conflict including rescue, relief, and reconstruction outside Canada. 

The Operational Service Medal (OSM) is awarded to those who served in a theatre of operations, provided direct support on a full-time basis to operations or served under dangerous circumstances outside Canada.

Special Service Medal (SSM)

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The Special Service Medal (SSM) recognizes those who have performed a service determined to be under exceptional circumstances in a clearly defined locality for a specified duration.

This medal is always issued with a bar that specifies the special service being recognized (there are no rotation bars to the SSM), each bar having its own criteria.

Cdn Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM)

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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.

UN Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

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This mission was established to prevent the recurrence of fighting between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and, as necessary, to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions. The mandate has included supervising the cease-fire and maintaining a buffer zone between the lines of the Cyprus National Guard and of the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces.

UN Disengagement Observation Force

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Established in June 1974 to supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria, and to establish a buffer zone, as provided in the Agreement on Disengagement between Israeli and Syrian Forces of 31 May 1974. The Mission continues to perform its functions effectively with the cooperation of the parties.

UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

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Following the increase of violence along the border between Israel and Lebanon, this Mission was established to confirm the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon, to restore international peace and security, and to assist the Government of Lebanon in ensuring the return of its effective authority in the area.

UN Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM)

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UNOSOM was established to monitor the cease-fire in the capital by a group of United Nations military observers, deployed along the demarcation line separating Mogadishu into two zones. Regarded as humanitarian assistance, the security personnel were to provide protection and security for United Nations personnel, equipment, and escort deliveries of humanitarian supplies to distribution centres, authorized to fire in self-defence as a last resort if deterrence should not prove effective. 

UN Assistance Mission For Rwanda (UNAMIR)

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This mission was established to monitor the cease-fire, security situation, and process of repatriation of refugees; to assist with mine clearance and the coordination of humanitarian assistance; and to contribute to the security of the city of Kigali.

UNAMIR also contributed to the security of International Tribunal for Rwanda personnel and of human rights offices in Rwanda as well as assisting in the establishment and training of a now-integrated national police force.

NATO Medal - Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY)

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Awarded for service on the land or in the air spaces of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslavia (including Kosovo), Albania, and the Former Republic of Macedonia.

Based on UN Security Council Resolution 1031, NATO was given the mandate to implement the military aspects of the Peace Agreement. A NATO-led multinational force, called the Implementation Force (IFOR), started its mission on 20 December 1995.

NATO Medal for Kosovo (NATO-K)

This armed conflict caused a humanitarian catastrophe which had to be urgently addressed by a consorted action of the broad international community. NATO took an active part in the peace campaign as well as contributing to Kosovo's reconstruction process after the conflict has been terminated with the help of the international community.

This medal is awarded for service from 18 October 1998 to 31 December 2002 in Kosovo and other territories of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albania, the Former Republic of Macedonia, and the Adriatic and Ionian Seas theatre of operations.

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Non-Article 5 NATO - Balkan Operations

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Awarded for service on the land or in the air spaces of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslavia (including Kosovo), Albania, and the Former Republic of Macedonia.

Based on UN Security Council Resolution 1031, NATO was given the mandate to implement the military aspects of the Peace Agreement. A NATO-led multinational force, called the Implementation Force (IFOR), started its mission on 20 December 1995.

Confederation of Canada Medal (125th)

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The medal was awarded to those making a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their community, or to Canada. 

Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medal

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second to the Throne as Queen of Canada.

Eligible candidates have made significant contributions to Canada or to a particular province, territory, region, or community within Canada, or for an outstanding achievement abroad that has brought great credit to Canada,

Canadian Forces' Decoration (CD)

The Canadian Forces' Decoration is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of service. The decoration is awarded to those who have a good record of conduct.

A clasp (bar) is awarded for every subsequent period of ten years of qualifying service.

CD

CD 1st Clasp

CD 2nd Clasp

Sikorsky Rescue Award

This award honors individuals who directly perform lifesaving rescue flying a Sikorsky helicopter. Recipients are:

Terran Berry

Patrick Keavney

Cliff Gragg

Andrew Rowley

Mark Huver

Mynarski VC Memorial Trophy

The Mynarski, VC Memorial Trophy is awarded annually by the RCAF Association to the most deserving federal, provincial or civilian organization, crew or individual in recognition of a significant contribution to air search and rescue in Canada. Recipients are:

Cormorant Trophy

The Cormorant Trophy was commissioned by AgustaWestland as a trophy to be presented annually to a Canadian civilian, government or military helicopter crew performing the most demanding helicopter rescue of the year. Recipients are:

The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award is presented annually by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators based in London, U.K., to an individual or crew of a helicopter or helicopters for an act of outstanding courage or devotion to duty in the course of land or sea search and rescue operations. Recipients are:

TRS UnSung Hero Award

The Unsung Hero Award identifies RCAF SAR Technicians and Flight Engineers that have gone above and beyond the call of duty for their fellow crewman, those in need, or for someone unable to do things for themselves in relation to life saving, health and welfare, community involvement and betterment.

2019 Recipients

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