The Bomber Command Bar
In June 2012, the Government of Canada announced its intention to create an official honour to recognize Canadian Veterans who served in Bomber Command during the Second World War. The honour, in the form of a bar clasp, is to be worn on the ribbon of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM). The design of the bar was unveiled on April 15, 2013, at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.
Recognizing that the successes of Bomber Command started on the ground and finished in the air over Fortress Europe, all Canadian Bomber Command Veterans who earned the CVSM, regardless of rank or role, are eligible for the honour.
Living Veterans and eligible next of kin may apply for the honour by submitting an online application form or by calling Veterans Affairs Canada’s National Contact Centre Network at 1-866-522-2122.
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