Language selection


Canadian Military Did an Outstanding Job

Heroes Remember

Canadian Military Did an Outstanding Job

Yes, we had a purpose. One of the things are we had a purpose of showing who we are, what we are, and how we do our job, you know from... we had the F-18’s there from having the, you know, the two military units that I was with there from the RCR’s to the Vandoos to being, the ships being on the ocean, because when the ships on the ocean, they came in at Christmas time. I went and missed that that about reference of when the ships came in, and we came in a visited them at Christmas time when they came in and docked alongside and we had a good time on board the boat too. Again like I said, we are always there, what we are for the military of doing and doing our job very well. You know, it was a very well purposed, I think, of what my opinion is, we did an outstanding job because we went in and showed them who we are and what we can do and what we are capable of. And we showed the rest of the world, Canada is not a standby unit to not do their job.

Mr. Hynes expresses the pride he has for the service Canadian sailors gave during the Persian Gulf War.

Gerald Hynes

Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Hynes was born October 6, 1963 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mr. Hynes decided to join the navy and take on the trade of cook. Spending 27 years in the military, Mr. Hynes lived in Germany with his family and during this time in service, was provided an opportunity to join the contingent going to Persian Gulf War. Mr. Hynes expresses his pride for the service he gave to our Country, now retired from the military he resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Meta Data
Veterans Affairs Canada
February 27, 2016
Person Interviewed:
Gerald Hynes
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Persian Gulf
Gulf War

Copyright / Permission to Reproduce

Related Videos

Date modified: