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Canadians buried in Ars-laquenexy Cemetery:

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Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Delisle, Johnny André Fernand 1956

Ars-laquenexy Cemetery

Entrance to village cemetery

Canada has played an integral role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since its inception on 4 April 1949. Canada's commitment to have four fighter wings in Europe resulted in the creation of the 1 Canadian Air Division with its Headquarters in Metz, France and the following Wings located in France and Germany:
    1 (F) Wing at Marville, France;
    2 (F) Wing at Grostenquin, France;
    3 (F) Wing at Zweibrücken, Germany; and
    4 (F) Wing at Baden-Söllingen, Germany.

Logistical support for the Division was provided by 30 AMB in Langar, England.

Ars-Laquenexy is a village a few kilometres east of Metz. It is close to where 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters were. One Canadian child, Johnny Delisle was buried in the village cemetery. A plaque was placed in Johnny Delisle’s memory during a prayer service held in 2003.

Background Information on these sites has been extracted from: the Pinetree Line Web Site; the 2 (F) Wing RCAF Grostenquin, France Information Booklet (1957); publication 4 CMBG Canada's NATO Brigade, 1983, Moritz Schauenburg Gmbh & Co. KG.

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