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Cambridge Afghanistan Memorial

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  • Cambridge Afghanistan LAV (III) Monument
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  • Cambridge Afghanistan LAV Monument in front of the Col. J.A. McIntosh, DSO, ED Armour.  Headquarters of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
  • Unveiling the commemorative plaque by HCol Brian Rainville, CD and HCol (Ret'd) Tom Jenkins, OC
  • Dedication Of Afghanistan LAV Monument.

Municipality/Province: Cambridge, ON

Memorial Number: 35011-031

Type: Canada Company LAV III Monument

Address: 1 Valour Place

Location: In front of the Cambridge Armoury

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 43.3579525   Long: -80.3137389

RHFC Honorary Colonel (Ret'd) Tom Jenkins proposed that deactivated Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV III), that had been used in Afghanistan, be offered to communities as memorials. The Governmant accepted the idea and offered over 250 LAV IIIs  to communities across Canada.

On Sunday Sept 18, 2016, the City of Cambridge, in partnership with The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada (RHFC) Regimental Trust, dedicated a LAV III. It is located in 1 Valour Park in front of the Colonel J.A. McIntosh, DSO, ED Armoury, the Regimental Headquarters of The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada.

This monument commemorates the Afghanistan service of of the men and women from the City of Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo as part of the over 40,000 Canadians who served in the Afghanistan Mission.  It recognizes the loss and sacrifice of 162 Canadians who died in Afghanistan.

This is the first such monument in Ontario and the second in Canada.

The Monument was funded by the City of Cambridge, individual donations and corporate sponsors who provided materials, man power and service in kind.  We are thankful for the contributions of all our donors.

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In recognition and memory of the efforts of approximately 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel who served and the 162 Canadians who died in the cause of bringing peace and freedom to the people of Afghanistan.

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