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  • Lester Robert Fudge, CV
    Lester Robert Fudge, CV ; Harold Gilbert Miller, CV ; Martin Sceviour, CV At the risk of perishing, Lester Fudge, along with Harold Miller and Martin Sceviour saved the lives of twelve crewmen trappe...
  • Leslie Arthur Palmer, CV
    In 2006, First Officer Leslie Arthur Palmer was awarded the Cross of Valour by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. Late at night on December 27, 2004, First ...
  • Bryan Keith Pierce, CV, MMM, MSC, CD
    On September 18, 1998, Master Corporal Bryan Keith Pierce, CV, CD and Sergeant Keith Paul Mitchell, CV, CD, stationed in Cold Lake, Alberta and stationed in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, received the Cross o...
  • Gaston Langelier, CV
    Biography Gaston's citation reads: On 11 July 1978, Gaston Langelier, Guy Fournier and Marc Drouin set an example of selfless courage in protecting other staff members in the Laval Institution in M...
  • Amédéo Garrammone, CV, CD
    Amédéo Garrammone CV was awarded the Cross of Valour in Canada on January, 28 1980.

Decorations for Bravery ~ Décorations pour actes de bravoure

Decorations for Bravery recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect another. The Decorations were created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1972. The governor general personally presents the Decorations in ceremonies held at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, or at La Citadelle, in Québec City. They consist of the Cross of Valour (CV), the Star of Courage (SC) and the Medal of Bravery (MB).

Les décorations pour actes de bravoure rendent hommage aux personnes qui ont risqué leur vie pour essayer de sauver ou de protéger une autre personne. Ces décorations nationales ont été créées par Sa Majesté la reine Elizabeth II en 1972. Le gouverneur général les remet personnellement lors de cérémonies à Rideau Hall, à Ottawa, ou à La Citadelle de Québec. On compte trois décorations pour actes de bravoure : la Croix de la vaillance (CV), l’Étoile du courage (ÉC) et la Médaille de la bravoure (MB).

Cross of Valour (CV) ~ Croix de la vaillance (CV)

The Cross of Valour recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril.

It is a gold cross of four equal limbs: the obverse of which is enamelled red and edged in gold with, superimposed in the centre, a gold maple leaf surrounded by a gold wreath of laurel, and on the reverse of which the Royal Cipher (EIIR) and Crown and the inscription VALOUR . VAILLANCE appear.

La Croix de la vaillance reconnaît : Les actes de courage vraiment remarquables accomplis dans des circonstances extrêmement périlleuses.

C’est une croix grecque en or.

  • L’avers est rouge-émail et bordé d’or. Au centre est posée une feuille d’érable entourée d’une couronne de laurier, toutes deux en or.
  • L’envers porte le monogramme royal (EIIR) et la couronne royale, ainsi que l’inscription : VALOUR.VAILLANCE.

Recipients ~ Récipiendaires

  1. Vaino Olavi Partanen, CV, CD, posthumously awarded 20 July 1972
  2. Lewis John Stringer, CV, CD, posthumously awarded 20 July 1972
  3. Mary Dohey, CV, RN, awarded 1 December 1975
  4. Kenneth Wilfrid Bishop, CV, awarded 5 April 1976
  5. Jean Swedberg, CV, posthumously awarded 17 May 1976
  6. Thomas Hynes, CV, posthumously awarded 11 September 1978
  7. François Emeric Gaston Langelier, CV, awarded 2 April 1979
  8. Amédéo Garrammone, CV, awarded 28 January 1980
  9. Lester Robert Fudge, CV, awarded 6 April 1981
  10. Harold Gilbert Miller, CV, MB, awarded 6 April 1981
  11. Martin Sceviour, CV, awarded 6 April 1981
  12. Anna Ruth Lang, CV, awarded 7 June 1982
  13. Robert Gordon Teather, CV, CD, awarded 25 April 1983
  14. René Marc Jalbert, CV, CD, awarded 16 July 1984
  15. David Gordon Cheverie, CV, SC, awarded 13 June 1988
  16. John Wendell MacLean, CV, posthumously awarded 30 October 1992
  17. Douglas Fader, CV, awarded 16 June 1994
  18. Keith Paul Mitchell, CV, MMM, MSM, CD, awarded 11 February 1998
  19. Bryan Keith Pierce, CV, MMM, MSC, CD, awarded 11 February 1998
  20. Leslie Arthur Palmer, CV, awarded 4 May 2006