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Canadians buried in Karlsruhe Cemetery:

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Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Hickey, Patrick Sean 1979 1980

Karlsruhe 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.

Following a restructure of the Canadian Forces in Europe, 4 (F) Wing was renamed Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Baden-Söllingen.

Service members and their families posted to CFB Baden-Söllingen often made their homes in the surrounding cities and towns. Karlsruhe was no exception. It is located approximately 20 kilometres north of Baden-Söllingen.

While his father was serving at Baden-Söllingen, Patrick Sean Hickey died. He was cremated and his urn was placed in a niche in the Karlsruhe cemetery.

As with cemetery plots in Europe, niches are only rented for set period of time. Canada is working with municipal authorities in Karlsruhe to seek a 50-year lease on Patrick Sean Hickey’s final resting place.

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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