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Kitchener Afghanistan LAV III Monument

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  • Left to Right:  LCol Mark Poland CD, CWO Michael Coit CD and WO George Latimer CD saluting after placing the RHFC Regimental Wreath
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  • Left to Right, front row:  Mr. & Mrs. Dan Dynerowicz (Silver Cross parents of Sgt Robert Dynerowicz CD),  Army HCol  Blake Goldring MSM,  HCol Brian Rainville CD, HLCol Bernard Melloul, and Col Commandant of RCIC MGen David Fraser CD, MSM, MSC, CMM
  • RHFC Colour Guard on front of Afghanistan Memorial LAV III
  • Left to Right; HLCol Bernard Melloul and HCol Brian Rainville CD of the RHFC unveiling the commemorative plaque.

Municipality/Province: Kitchener, ON

Memorial Number: 35037-003

Type: Canada Company LAV III Monument

Address: 350 East Avenue

Location: In front of the Kitchener Armoury

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 43.4478367   Long: -80.4696406

Submitted By: Col (Ret'd) Brian Vincent Rainville

HCol (Ret'd) Tom Jenkins OC, CD upon learning that 250 light armoured vehicles (LAV III) from the Canadian Afghanistan mission were going to be deactivated,  He suggested to the Prime Minister's Office that they be offered to communities across Canada as monuments commemorating the service of the 40,000 Canadians that served and the 162 that died  in the Afghanistan Mission.

On Saturday Nov. 11, 2017, the City of Kitchener and the Regimental Councilof the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada dedicated a monument before the Regiment, dignatories, and Kitchener citizens.  This was part of the City's and the Regiment's Remembrance Day ceremonies.  This is the third such monument in Waterloo Region as a result of the work of the RHFC Regimental Trust and Council which demonstratees the huge support for our newesr veterans.

This project was funded by the City of Kitchener plus funds and/or services raised by the RHFC Regimental Council from individual and corporate sponsors.  The City of Kitchener and the RHFC Regimental Council are most grateful for the communitiy's generous support.

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ENGLISH

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

Canada Company

FRENCH

En memoire et en reconnaissance des quelque 40 000 membres des Forces armees canadiennes qui on servi en Afghanistan et des 162 Canadiens qui sont morts pour la cause de la paix et de la liberte du peuple afghan.

La Compagnie Canada

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