Mention in Dispatches

Mention in Dispatches is awarded for valiant conduct, devotion to duty, or other distinguished service to Canada. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces on active service and other individuals working with or in conjunction with the Canadian Forces are eligible for the award of the insignia.

Captain Marie-Eve Begin CD
Sergeant Sebastien JV Belval CD
Master Bombardier IMR Corbeil
Bombardier Clark Cummings
On 18 July 2006, while engaged in a firefight at the Garmser District Centre, his light armoured vehicle’s main gun jammed. Despite continuous direct and indirect fire from rocket-propelled grenades, small arms and mortar rounds, Bombardier Cummings left his vehicle to secure a hand crank from another vehicle to repair the main gun. His actions were instrumental in allowing his team to remedy the misfire and carry on with the firefight. Bombardier Cumming’s dedication, resolve, and willingness to put himself in harm’s way for the good of the mission reflect exceptionally well on him as well as on the Canadian Armed Forces.
Warrant Officer Darcy Cyr
Warrant Officer Cyr was deployed with A Battery, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, 1st Battle Group, during Operation ARCHER Rotation 1. On 28 March 2006, while serving as the forward air controller for the Quick Reaction Force at Forward Operating Base Robinson, he left the compound under enemy fire to assess the tactical situation. Having difficulty relaying the casualty evacuation request to headquarters, Warrant Officer Cyr ran back inside the compound at great personal risk. His success in transmitting the casualty removal request contributed to the safe evacuation of three seriously wounded soldiers. His courage and dedication to duty were exemplary and brought honour to Canada.
Master Warrant Officer DW Downard CD
Warrant Officer JAJS Enault
Master Bombardier Jeff Fehr
On May 17, 2006 during Operation BRAVO GUARDIAN Master Bombardier Fehr’s platoon came under enemy fire in an ambush. When his commander was fatally wounded, he assumed command of the light armoured vehicle, successfully egressing out of the area under a barrage of rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. He continued to command the crew effectively, coordinating fire support and managing the engagement. Master Bombardier Fehr’s decisive actions under enemy fire undoubtedly prevented more casualties and brought great credit to the Canadian Armed Forces and to Canada.
Master Warrant Officer RJ Montague MMM CD
Captain M Pelletier-Bedard
Master Bombardier William Tiernay
Major VA De Waal CD