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  • Major General Albert Bruce Matthews (1909 - 1991)
    Major General Albert Bruce Matthews, CBE DSO ED (August 12, 1909 – September 12, 1991) was a Canadian businessman and militia artillery officer in the 1930s. )
  • Ralph Frederick Wells Wightman, CD (1921 - 2011)
    Reference: TNG Genealogy - SmartCopy : Sep 19 2017, 22:46:53 UTC
  • Charles, Prince of Wales
    Charles, Prince of Wales Prince Charles , Prince of Wales ( Charles Philip Arthur George ; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent and eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of the Un...
  • Brigadier Milton Fowler Gregg, VC PC OC CBE MC ED CD (1892 - 1978)
    Brigadier Milton Fowler Gregg, VC PC OC CBE MC ED CD (10 April 1892 – 13 March 1978) was a Canadian officer, and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in...
  • Jean Lesage (1912 - 1980)
    Wikipedia Article

The Canadian Forces Decoration (post-nominal letters "CD") is a Canadian award bestowed upon members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of military service, with certain conditions. By convention, it is also given to the Governor General of Canada upon his or her appointment as viceroy, which includes the title of Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada. The decoration is awarded to all ranks, who must have a good record of conduct during the final eight years of claimed service.

The first Governor General to receive the CD was Viscount Alexander of Tunis in 1951. The medal was initially awarded to all members of the Royal Family who served in the Canadian Forces, even without completion of twelve years of service; this has, however, not been automatic since 1953.