Canada Awards Commander in Chief Unit Commendation to 1st Battalion, 3rd SFG(A)

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    Canada Awards Commander in Chief Unit Commendation to 1st Battalion, 3rd SFG(A)

    Post by kriegsmodell on Thu May 24, 2012 8:18 pm


    The Governor General of Canada - Presentation of the Commander in Chief Unit Commendation:


    Governor General Announces the Awarding and Presentation of the
    Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation


    OTTAWA— His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, announces the awarding and presentation of the Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (United States Army). On behalf of the Governor General, Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare, C.M.M., M.S.M., C.D., Commander Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, presented this honour to the battalion during a ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on May 23, 2012.

    1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (United States Army)
    Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.


    During August and September 2006, the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), United States Army, displayed extraordinary heroism and outstanding combat ability while battling insurgents in support of a Canadian-led operation in Afghanistan. After completing their initial objectives, they willingly engaged a much larger force to secure the Canadian Battle Group’s flank and prevent the enemy from staging an effective counter-offensive. Outnumbered and facing a well-prepared enemy, they were relentless in their assault and eventually captured the position after days of intense fighting.

    The Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation was created on July 3, 2002, to recognize outstanding service by units of the Canadian Forces under direct fire in times of conflict. This commendation is the highest level of award a military unit can receive from Canada and only six such commendations have ever been awarded to Canadian Forces units. The 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) is the first-ever allied unit to be awarded this honour by Canada.


    Full story at link below:

    http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14543




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    Re: Canada Awards Commander in Chief Unit Commendation to 1st Battalion, 3rd SFG(A)

    Post by MyZone on Fri May 25, 2012 5:15 am

    Local newspaper link here (with a couple photos):

    http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/05/23/1179747?sac=fo.military

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