CONGRATULATIONS

Frank and Maureen Patrick (*) were each awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a special ceremony in Peterborough, on June 27th. Their contributions to both church and community life in Canada as well as internationally was honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during this, her 60th anniversary of accession to the Throne. Frank and Maureen are among 60,000 other deserving Canadians to be recognized.

Their daughter, Cheri Patrick, attended the presentation.


(*) Piper Frank Leslie Patrick, CD, 2nd Bn, Canadian Guards

Doug Yuill was presented with the QDJM at the RCL Branch 14 Annual Veterans’ Dinner in the Grandview Kinsmens Community Hall by Robt Sopuck, the MP for this Riding. About 200 people were in attendance at the Dinner which was followed by a performance of a one hour play entitled “Jake’s Gift” by Julia Mackey.. I was recognized for my time in uniform, some 44 years in total, as well as for work done in support of the Grandview Museum and in the formation of the Grandview Foundation.


“Jake’s Gift” is a very moving play based on the return to Normandy on the 60th Anniversary of the Landings and of the encounter between Jake, a veteran of the landing who lost a brother in Normandy and a 10 year old French girl who tends his brother’s grave. The play is based on two brothers, the Hebners, from Grandview, who died, one during the landings and the other subsequently in Belgium. It is advertised on the web under the title and is strongly recommended.

Cheers; Doug  Posted Nov 28, 2012)


Presentation Of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal To
 Maj(Retd)
Nick Puddicombe.MMM,CStJ,CD

Senator Bob Runciman,Gord Brown MP,Steve Clark MPP.

The photo was taken at the Army Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Convention in Winnipeg in September 2012. For the sharp- eyed, my tie is an ANAVETS tie not the Cdn Gds tie.


Bob Cassels, 1st Bn, about 1958 to 1963, received the QDJ Medal as well. He was a member of the 1st Bn's winning Prix Leclerc team of 1962. Bob has been active with ANAVETS for years and was its Dominion President for two terms.


Gerry Wharton


Gerry I was first in the second Bn, then the 1st Bn, when I went to Germany from 1959 to 1963 and I served three terms as Dominion President of Dominion Command 1990- 1992, 2000- 2004


Bob Cassels

Latest update 1 June 2013

Special Const. George Morris (MWO  Ret’d G.A. Morris CD)

Special Const. George Morris of St. Catharines receives a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Federal Justice Minster and Niagara Falls riding MP Rob Nicholson at the Niagara Regional Police Association member recognition luncheon at Club Castropignano  in Thorold on 8 Dec 2012

Chris Beattie receiving her QDJ medal from the Lt Governor of NS,
 the Hon JJ Grant, at the investiture at Government House on February 14, 2013.


This shows MPP, Rod Jackson (Barrie) at the QDJM presentation ceremony in August.

John C Hayter