Mil­i­tary facts for 2019 Re­mem­brance Day

The Peterborough Examiner - - CANADA REMEMBERS 2019 - Re­search Com­piled By David R. Edger­ton

Royal Mil­i­tary Col­lege of Canada opened its doors June 01, 1876.

The Royal Cana­dian Dra­goons was formed De­cem­ber 21, 1883.

First Cana­dian Mil­i­tary Postal Ser­vice was cre­ated in 1885 North­west Field Force

Boy Sea­man joined in 1910 when they were be­tween 15 and 17 years old, and were paid 30 cents per day

Royal Cana­dian Naval Vol­un­teer Rerserve was au­tho­rized early 1914

In 1916 Cana­dian Ar­tillery Units be­gan us­ing sound rang­ing tech­niques cal­i­brated in me­ters.

Im­pe­rial War Graves Com­mis­sion for­ma­tion 1917 now known as The Com­mon­wealth War Graves Com­mis­sion.

April 28, 1919 Canada be­comes a found­ing mem­ber of The League of Na­tions which comes into ef­fect in Jan­uary 1920.

Jan­uary 1924 The Cana­dian Red En­sign be­comes the of­fi­cial flag to fly over govern­ment build­ings in Canada.

The Me­mo­rial Cham­ber in Ot­tawa opened on Novem­ber 11th 1928.

First Spe­cial Ser­vice Force was formed in 1942 and be­came known as The Devil’s Brigade. There were a num­ber of men from the Peter­bor­ough area that served with this unit

Cana­dian Women’s Army Corp is granted full army sta­tus March 01, 1942.

Women’s Royal Cana­dian Naval Ser­vice (Wrens) ef­fec­tive May 1942

North Amer­i­can Treaty Or­ga­ni­za­tion started April 1949

Cana­dian Forces Dec­o­ra­tion Or­der in Coun­cil Dec 15, 1949

July 1953, The Korean Ar­mistrice Agree­ment is signed at Pan­munjom

Novem­ber 11, 1994 Un­veil­ing of the Mer­chant Navy Book Of Re­mem­brance in The Me­mo­rial Cham­ber of The Peace Tower on Par­lia­ment Hill. Note there are 8 women named in the book

Beech­wood Ceme­tery in Ot­tawa was es­tab­lished in 1873, in 2001 a sec­tion was es­tab­lished as Na­tional Mil­i­tary Ceme­tery and RCMP Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery in 2004. Note in 2002 it was des­ig­nated as A Na­tional His­toric Site Of Canada.

First pop­pies made of silk and worn on Ar­mistice an­niver­sary, poppy cam­paign started in 1921 . The orig­i­nal de­sign fea­tured a black cen­tre. In 1980 the cen­tre was changed to green, but in 2002, it was changed back to black.

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