Petty Officer Cook Bert Grant (left) and assistants preparing Christmas puddings. December 1941, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Photo: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-105652
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Private Fernand M. Bonneau distributing bread to children attending Christmas party sponsored by the 1st Canadian Army, Tilburg, Netherlands, 24 December 1944.
Photo: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-114066
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Senior Welfare Officer Mary Scott of the Canadian Red Cross preparing Christmas basket for distribution to patients at No.10 Canadian General Hospital, R.C.A.M.C. 15 December 1944 / Tilburg, Netherlands.
Photo: Ken Bell / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-133613
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Preparations for Christmas dinner aboard HMCS Prince David. 25 December 1944 / Ferryville, Tunisia.
Photo: Canada. Dept. of National Defence /Library and Archives Canada
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Personnel of 42 Company, Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.), hosting a Christmas party for children, England, 19 December 1943.
Photo: Lieut. Kenneth H. Hand / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-150134
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Children at a Christmas party sponsored by the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, Elshout, Netherlands, 17 December 1944.
Photo: Lieut. H. Gordon Aikman / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-152495
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Canadian soldiers enjoying a few drinks on Christmas Day at the front, Ortona, Italy, 25 December 1943.
Photo: Lieut. Frederick G. Whitcombe / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-163936
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High School students help out during the Christmas rush at the Post Office during the Second World War. Ottawa, Ont., Nov 1943.
Photo: F.C. Tyrell / National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada / PA-166789
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General H.D.G. Crerar with St. Nicholas (Lieutenant H.J. Tingle) and children during a Christmas party at First Canadian Army Main Men's Mess. Tilburg, Netherlands. 24 Dec 1944.
Photo: Barney J. Gloster / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-166865
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Personnel of No. 2 Motor Ambulance Convoy Detachment, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (R.C.A.S.C.), displaying toys which will be presented to Dutch children during a Christmas party, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 20 December 1944.
Photo: Lieut. Donald I. Grant / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-197000
R 22e R Christmas
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Royal 22e Régiment Museum, Ph3-172-407, R22eR sergeants celebrate their fourth Christmas in England in their Mess prior to the Midnight Mass parade, December 24, 1942, England, Canadian Military Photograph.
Canadian Forces members show off their 2010 Olympic mitts during a Canadian contingent visit for the Christmas holidays. December 25, 2009, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Photo: Department of National Defence / AR2009-0078-173 / Cpl Owen W. Budge, Joint Task Force Kandahar Image Tech, Afghanistan Roto 8.
A big hug
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LCol Blair receives a big hug from one of the students. This is the third year in a row that the Canadian contingent has supported the Institute for Special Children's Education, Mjedenica, in Sarajevo. Presents included individual packages with toys and candy. The group also donated a Christmas tree and ornaments. It was a very worthwhile and magical experience to see the excitement shown by these young children during our visit and it made our Christmas brighter, said LCol Blair, the Acting Task Force Commander. December 24, 2007, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Photo: Department of National Defence / NA2008-1001 / Lt Dunsiger, CJ 6 Co-ordination Officer in NATO HQ Sarajevo on Roto 6 with Op BRONZE.
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A rare site of two Canadian subs sailing together into homeport for the Christmas holidays. Seen leading the pack is the HMCS Cornerbrook with the HMCS Windsor following. December 21, 2006, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Photo: Department of National Defence / HS2006-0814-02 / Cpl Rod Doucet, Formation Imaging Services Halifax
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The ship's company of HMCS Montreal gathered on the flight deck with honoured guests, including Her Excellency the Governor General Adrienne Clarkson on Christmas Day. HMCS Montreal is operating in and around the Arabian Sea as part of Operation Apollo, Canada's military commitment to the international campaign against terrorism. December 25, 2002.
Photo: Department of National Defence / HS025129d62 / MCpl. Paz Quillé / Imaging Services Halifax aboard HMCS Montreal.
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Mail arrives just in time for Christmas on HMCS Fredericton while on patrol in the Gulf of Aden. HMCS Fredericton is deployed on a six-month mission to the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa to conduct counter piracy and counter terror operations alongside our NATO and Coalition partners. December 25, 2009.
Photo: Department of National Defence / HS2009-N082-005 / Corporal Peter Reed, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Private Melissa Wiseman, a medic with 2 Field Ambulance stationed at Forward Operating Base Ma'sum Ghar gets into the spirit on Christmas morning and manages to get a call through to home on a satellite phone. December 25, 2006, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
Photo: Department of National Defence / AS2006-0930a / Sergeant Dennis Power, Army News-Shilo
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Two CH-146 Griffon helicopters (call signs Rudolph and Blitzen) flies past Toronto’s CN Tower en route to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. The Griffon crews delivered Santa’s undercover elves and over 500 presents collected from military members and the local community to brighten the day for young patients unable to spend Christmas at home with their families. December 16, 2005, Toronto, Ontario.
Photo: Department of National Defence / FA2005-0183a / Master-Corporal Larry Wilson, 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron