Honour and Awards

These awards have been presented to SAR Tech and Para Rescue Members.

Cross of Valour

This award was established on 01 May 1972, and is awarded only for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril. Posthumous awards may be made. All Canadian citizens, both civilians and members of the Canadian Forces, are eligible for the award. Persons who are not Canadian citizens may receive this award if they perform an act of bravery in Canada or perform an act of bravery outside of Canada that merits recognition by Canada as an act in the interest of Canada.
 
  • Brian Pierce
  • Keith Mitchell

Member of the Order of Military Merit (M.M.M)

Instituted in July 1972, the Order of Military Merit was created as a means of recognizing conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of the Canadian Forces in the performance of military duty. There are three levels of membership: Commander, Officer, and Member. All are designed to embrace a spectrum of achievement and merit.
  • Pau BEATTIE
  • Rod CAMPBELL
  • Jim EASTON
  • Pete HOWARD
  • Bill KRIER
  • Alonzo LUKER
  • Ted MILLER
  • Mark REEVES
  • George WALKER
  • Scott ELLISTON ’09
  • Bill BARBER ’94
  • Walter BRYSKI
  • Ken CLARK
  • Harv COPELAND
  • Roy FARMER
  • Harry KOIVISTO
  • Ron LANGEVIN
  • Arnie MACAULEY
  • Guy PARENT
  • Fred RITCHIE
  • Ken WHITE
  • John CHALMER ’09

The Most Venerable order of the hospital of st. john of jerusalem

The Most¬† Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem is a royal order of chivalry established in 1831 and found today throughout the Commonwealth of Nations, the United States, Hong Kong, and Ireland. The world-wide mission is “to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people anywhere in the world.”
  • Allan CAMPBELL
  • Ken CLARK
  • Dr Owen COONS
  • Gilbert GAUDREAULT
  • Jules HUBERT
  • Dr Dick WYNNE
  • Rod CAMPBELL
  • Chuck CLEMENTS
  • Sonny FULLBROOK
  • Kenneth HOGG
  • Dr John JACKSON
  • Rick QUESNEL

Star of Courage

Instituted in May 1972, it is the middle level award for Canadian Bravery Decorations. The standard for the SC is very high, being awarded only for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril.
  • Kevin ELLIOTT
  • Dave MALOLEY
  • Craig SEAGER
  • Darcy ST-LAURENT
  • Bill WACEY
  • Norm PENNY ’06
  • Dwayne GUAY ’09
  • Steve GLEDHILL
  • Ken POWER
  • Greg SMIT
  • Rod VERCHERE ’73
  • Derrick ROGERS ’06
  • Dave COOPER ”09

Meritorious Service Cross (MSC)

MSC
Instituted in 1984, it recognizes a military deed or activity that has been performed in an outstanding professional manner, according to a rare high standard that brings considerable benefit or honour to the Canadian Forces.
  • Arnie MACAULEY

Medal of Bravery

Instituted in May 1972, it is the last level of award for Canadian Bravery Decorations. The Medal of Bravery is awarded only for acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.
  • Steeve BEDARD
  • Randy BROWN
  • Chuck CLEMENTS
  • Gilbert GAUDREAULT
  • Chris HEALEY
  • Winston HURRY
  • William A FULLBROOK ’84
  • Ron LANGEVIN
  • Gavin LEE
  • Arnie MACAULEY
  • George MAKOWSKI
  • Ken POWER
  • Mike SIMPSON
  • Jean TREMBLAY ’90
  • Steve WAITE
  • Darcy ST-LAURENT
  • Jim BROWN ’90
  • Rod CAMPBELL
  • Al GALLANT
  • Don HARPER
  • Andre HOTTON
  • Bruce KORONKO ’84
  • Barry BOYLE
  • Eric LAROUCHE
  • Clement LEMAY
  • Claude MAJOR
  • Ted MILLER
  • Craig SEAGER
  • Wayde SIMPSON
  • Mike WHELAN
  • Brian DECAIRE

Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)

MSM
The medal may be awarded to a member of the Canadian Forces (or of a foreign military force) for the performance of a military deed or military activity in an highly professional manner or of a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to the Canadian Forces.
  • Andy AINSLIE
  • Bruce BEST
  • Darren DARBYSON
  • Alain HOULE
  • Dan LAMOUREUX
  • Marc LESSARD
  • Keith McKELLAR
  • Ron O’REILLY
  • Mark REEVES
  • Jean ROY
  • Rob WALKER
  • Don PETERS
  • Jim BROWN
  • Derek CURTIS
  • Gerrie DOMINIE
  • Ben HOUSE
  • Eric LAROUCHE
  • Shawn MacDIARMID
  • Bob MONDEVILLE
  • Chris KOPP
  • Fred RITCHIE
  • Jean TREMBLAY
  • Mark HOLOSHKA

Queens Commendation

  • Bernie FITZGERALD
  • Jerry LEMIEUX

Chief of Defense Staff Commendation

  • Steve ACKLAND
  • Bruce BEST
  • Jerry BUSCH
  • Wayne CHISHOLM
  • Paul DAMOURS
  • Bernie FITZGERALD
  • Glenn GRAY
  • Bruce KORONKO
  • Gord MAIDMENT
  • Rob O’REILLY
  • Mike SIMPSON
  • Brian WEIR
  • Andrew McLEAN
  • Rick BANKS
  • Gerry BOUCHER (2)
  • Darryl CATTELL
  • Chuck CLEMENTS
  • Emilio deCHANTAL
  • Gilbert GAUDREAULT
  • Brad GOUGH
  • Jean LECLERC
  • Marty MALONEY
  • Craig SEAGER
  • Wayde SIMPSON
  • Al WILLIAMS
  • Darcy ST-LAURENT
  • Al BEVAN
  • Will BRUCE
  • Yves CARIGNAN
  • Ron CONDLY
  • Larry ERICKSON
  • Steve GLEDHILL
  • Mike KOBAYASHI
  • Gavin LEE
  • Gerry McNUTT (2)
  • Bill SHAW
  • Sherm SHEPPARD
  • Brian DECAIRE
  • Al GALLANT

Air Force Medal (AFM)

AFM
Instituted in June 1918, the Air Force Medal was issued to Non-Commissioned Officers and men for an act or acts of valour, courage, or devotion to duty performed whilst flying, but not while in active operations against the enemy.
  • George LECKIE

Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Gallantry (BEM)

BEM
Instituted in 1922, this medal is normally known as the Empire Gallantry Medal. The medal was awarded to subordinate personnel only: non-commissioned officers, Petty Officers and men, who were eligible for the military division of the various levels of this order.
  • Dell WRIGHT
  • Phil BLANK

Air Command Commendation

  • Chuck CLEMENTS
  • Sean MacEACHERN
  • Steve RUTT
  • Conrad COWAN
  • Ted MILLER
  • Keith MITCHELL
  • Al GALLANT

Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster (United States)

  • Allan CAMPBELL

Soldiers Medal (US)

An American award, the Soldiers Medal is awarded to any person of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself or herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy. The same degree of heroism is required as for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. The performance must have involved personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life under conditions not involving conflict with an armed enemy. Awards will not be made solely on the basis of having saved a life.
  • Joe COUTURIER
  • Steve TRENT