Update to GCC Honouring Veterans Initiative

This article was first published in the GCC London Newsletter. You can access it at the following link http://www.gcclondon.ca/images/June2014-GCC-Newsletter.pdf

We are pleased to announce that Colonel Brock A. Millman, CD will be in attendance at our 11 June GCC meeting to be recognized for his service through our GCC Honouring Veterans Initiative. Details will be provided at the 11 June meeting.

Colonel Brock A. Millman, CD

Colonel Brock A. Millman, CD

The GCC’s Honouring Veterans initiative of the Garrison Community Council (London and Region) acknowledges the service of individual Canadian Forces (CF) and RCMP veterans. As well the initiative celebrates our rich military heritage, both past and present, while continuing our traditions of Remembrance. The Honouring Veterans initiative supports the GCC’s mission to focus on building a greater understanding of the Canadian Forces within the civilian community. Colonel Millman is Commander of 31 Canadian Brigade Group.

The list of significant military dates below serve as background for the honouring veterans initiative. The dates listed below (for June, July and August) are not conclusive and are for reference only.

June 6, 1944
D Day Anniversary
The anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion of Europe- 1944. Allies come ashore in Normandy.

June 15, 1944
Battle of Givenchy 1915
Major Henry Campbell Becher was killed in action at the Battle of Givenchy. His father Henry Becher had been a mayor of London, Ontario.

July 1
D Day Anniversary
The anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion of Europe- 1944. Allies come ashore in Normandy.

June 15
Battle of Givenchy 1915
Major Henry Campbell Becher was killed in action at the Battle of Givenchy. His father Henry Becher had been a mayor of London, Ontario.

July 1
Battle of the Somme / Memorial Day in Newfoundland & Labrador
1916 – Battle of the Somme / Memorial Day in Newfoundland & Labrador

July 10
Canadians come ashore in Sicily
Canadians come ashore in Sicily- 1943

July 10 to October 31
Battle of Britain – 1940
2,936 pilots took part in an historic battle against the German Luftwaffe that was to become the only battle to be fought entirely in the air.

July 27
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
Anniversary of the 1953 signing of the armistice that ended the 3 year Korean War

August 9
Canadian Forces Peacekeepers die in the Middle East
Nine Canadian Forces Peacekeepers die in the Middle East – 1974

August 15
V-J Day
V-J Day is the anniversary of the 1945 informal surrender of Japan, effectively ending World War II.

August 19
Dieppe Raid
Canadians take part in Raid on Dieppe – 1942

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