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Old 08-09-2018, 01:30 PM
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Aug. 9, 19749 Canadian peacekeepers killed in Middle East; worst one-day toll in our peacekeeping history

The greatest one-day loss of Canadian lives in international peace support efforts occurred on August 9, 1974. Nine Canadian Armed Forces members serving with the United Nations in the Middle East died when their plane was shot down by a Syrian missile while making a supply run to the Golan Heights. Killed were Captain George Foster, Captain Keith Mirau, Captain Robert Wicks, Master Corporal Ron Spencer, Corporal Bruce Stringer, Master Warrant Officer Gaston Landry, Master Warrant Officer Cyril Korejwo, Corporal Michael Simpson and Corporal Morris Kennington

Today is to honour all of the fallen and the 125,000 Canadian soldiers that have served in Peacekeeping operations around the world.

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Peacekeeping is the term applied to United Nations (UN) military intervention operations. As a result of Lester Pearson's leadership in the 1956 Suez Crisis and Canada's role in the UN Emergency Force he helped create, Canadians have sometimes considered peacekeeping part of the country's identity.

Peacekeeping by the United Nations is a role held by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations as "a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace." Link
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Peacekeeping is the term applied to United Nations (UN) military intervention operations. As a result of Lester Pearson's leadership in the 1956 Suez Crisis and Canada's role in the UN Emergency Force he helped create, Canadians have sometimes considered peacekeeping part of the country's identity.

Peacekeeping by the United Nations is a role held by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations as "a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace." Link
Canadian Military does far more than most of the world gives them credit for imo.
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Canadian Military does far more than most of the world gives them credit for imo.
I heard they lost more on D-Day than the Americans did...
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