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Duke A Bear

MASTER CORPORAL DUKE A BEAR

REGIMENTAL MASCOT OF

THE BRITISH COLUMBIA REGIMENT (DUKE OF CONNAUGHT’S OWN)

THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCE (ISAF) – AFGHANISTAN

NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, established by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001, to train the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and assist Afghanistan in rebuilding key government institutions, but was also engaged in the war with the Taliban insurgency.

Roto number 8 in Afghanistan – deployed with Cpl Terry Haigh and other BCRs. October 2009 to May 2010

Medal Entitlement – General Campaign Star – South-West Asia

 

THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCE (ISAF) – AFGHANISTAN 

Service in Southern Afghanistan, on LCol Harjit Sajjan’s third tour in 2010, during which he was assigned as a Special Assistant to then Major-General James L. Terry, the Commander of American Forces in Afghanistan, attached to the 10th Mountain Division. 2010

Medal Entitlement – General Campaign Star – South-West Asia and Bar

BATTLE OF PAARDEBERG COMMEMORATION, SOUTH AFRICA 

Veterans’ Tour of Cemeteries and Battlefields in South Africa and attendance at the 110th Anniversary Ceremony remembering our soldiers during the Battle of Paardeberg. February 27, 2010

 

EUROPEAN BATTLEFIELD STUDIES TOUR 

Tour of Regimental Battlefields of WW I and II with BCR Soldiers (CO: LCol Harjit Sajjan). August 6 to August 12, 2012

 

OPERATION SUMMIT DUKE II 

Successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, with BCR Soldiers and supporters (CO: LCol Harjit Sajjan) and mini Safari. January – February 2014

 

EUROPEAN BATTLEFIELD STUDIES TOUR 

Tour of Regimental Battlefields of WW I and II with BCR Soldiers (CO: Major Doug Evans). April 18 to May 2, 2015

 

OPERATION MOBILE 

Theatre of Operations: in the Mediterranean enforcing the United Nations imposed arms embargo in Libya’s territorial waters and enforcing NATO’s counter-terrorism operations in the region. July 10, 2011 to February 19, 2012 with Crew of HMCS Vancouver, Affiliated with the BCRs.

Medal Entitlement – Non-Article 5 NATO Medal with Bar ‘OUP-LIBYA/LIBYE’

 

OPERATION REASSURANCE 

Theatre of Operations – Poland. 2016 – 2017 with Captain Paul Ellis

Medal Entitlement – Special Service Medal with NATO-OTAN bar (Op Reassurance)

 

OPERATION IMPACT (2021) 

Theatre of Operations – service with the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve at Ali al Saleem and Arifjan, Kuwait, and in Baghdad, Iraq. Jul-Dec 2021 – Major Peter Stocker

Medal Entitlement – General Service Medal – Expedition (Op Impact – Kuwait)

 

OPERATION IMPACT (2022) 

Theatre of Operations – service with CIMIC Mobile Training Team in Beirut, Lebanon. July – August 2022 – CWO Tony Harris, CD

Medal Entitlement – Operational Service Medal – EXPEDITION (OSM-EXP).

 

OPERATION REASSURANCE (ROTO 22-02)

Theatre of Operations – service with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group in Latvia. June to December 2022 – Captain Sam Serviss and Corporal Adele Ka.

Medal Entitlement – NATO Special Service Medal (NATO SSM)

 

OPERATION REASSURANCE (ROTO 23-01) 

Theatre of Operations – service with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group in Latvia. December 2022 to June 2023 – Sergeant Kevin Zhou and Corporal Elijah Clarke.

Medal Entitlement – NATO Special Service Medal (NATO SSM)

 

OPERATION UNIFIER (ROTO 15)

Theatre of Operations – service with NATO “to bolster the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine through critical military training”. 2023 – Collective Service with Captain David Kim, Corporal Tony Son and Corporal Will Upton.

Medal Entitlement – NATO Special Service Medal (Expedition Bar)

 

CANADIAN FORCES DECORATION 

Service – 2007 to 2023

 

CIVILIAN EXPLOITS 

Has sailed on numerous cruises around the world.

Duke A Bear Medals

Master Corporal Duke A Bear’s Medals