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Korean War veterans who served with the Canadian forces or associated support groups between June 27, 1950, and July 27, 1954 are eligible for the Korea Service Badge.

The immediate family of a deceased veteran may also apply for the badge. Anyone who has not received the pin should at once apply for it since the “cut off” date is the end of this year (2010).

The badge is gold and enamel designed for wear on civilian clothing. It is a circle, 3/4″ (19mm) in diameter; the centre a red maple leaf on a cream coloured shield; the outer circle green with the words “KOREA-COREE 1950-1953”; the reverse plain with a stamped serial number and clutch pin fastener.

Veterans who are applying for the badge themselves can call 1-877-995-5003 to provide VAC with the request and service information. The Korea Service Badge is obtainable in writing through Veterans Affairs Canada Honours & Awards Section 66 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P4. source: Koreavetnews@aol.com



Commanders & Transformers event Tuesday, November 09, 2010 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (ET) Waterloo, Ontario.

13718 Brigadier-General Collin J.C., OMM, CD  (RRMC 1982) (Chief of Staff HQ Canada Command) and Captain (Navy) Serge Bertrand (Director of Maritime Strategic Communications) as they discuss “True North Strong and Free:

What is Canada’s Role in the Arctic?” in a dynamic interview with Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer (Associate Professor of History, St. Jerome’s University and author of Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North)

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Ted Barris to speak on Breaking the Silence – Getting our Veterans to Talk

Ted Barris is the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon meeting on Wednesday, November 3 (one week earlier than usual). His topic: “Breaking the silence – getting our Veterans to talk.” The luncheon will be held at Minos Uptown Village Restaurant, 2762 Princess Street, Kingston. It will start with a cash bar at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12 noon.

Ted Barris is an renowned journalist, author and broadcaster. For nearly 40 years, his writing has regularly appeared in the national press and magazines. He has hosted or contributed to most CBC Radio network programs and TV Ontario. He is a professor of journalism at Toronto’s Centennial College.

Barris is the author of 16 non-fiction books, including a series on wartime Canada. All have received critical acclaim and bestseller status. His 16th book, Breaking the Silence: Veterans’ Untold Stories from the Great War to Afghanistan, a bestseller, was published earlier this fall. His writing has been twice short-listed for the Pierre Berton national history prize.

Among the awards Ted Barris has received are the international Billboard Radio Documentary Award, the Yorkton Film Festival’s Golden Sheaf, and several ACTRA nominations. He is an active member of numerous military associations. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to the awareness and preservation of Canadian military history and traditions


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