Five more members of 22 Wing/CFB North Bay receive Jubilee medalsSunday, March 10, 2013 by: Kate AdamsMembers of 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay pose for a group photo with the Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee medals. (Left to right) Ms. Bethany Aitchison, Corporal David Coulas, Master Corporal (MCpl) Mark Rayburn, Captain Richard Morris and MCpl Bonnie Leung were presented with their medals at an Honours & Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 in the Blue Room, Ayr Mess at 22 Wing.
22 Wing/CFB North Bay
Five members of 22 Wing/CFB North Bay were presented with the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, by Colonel Conrad Namiesniowski, 22 Wing Commander during an Honours & Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013.
"Pausing to recognize the efforts of our co-workers is an essential part of setting a high standard at 22 Wing,” said Col Namiesniowski. “We can all be very proud of the accomplishments of our Defence Team in North Bay which includes Regular Force, Reserve Force and civilians and the work they do each day to ensure that we maintain our 24/7 mission of the surveillance of airspace over Canada and our commitment to NORAD.”
The Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal will be presented throughout the year to 60 000 deserving Canadians to celebrate significant contributions and achievements. Approximately one in every ten Canadian Forces (CF) members will receive the medal.
As directed by former Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk, the selection of CF recipients will be based on merit and exceptional service. As such, the CF will follow a process similar to that used for the Order of Military Merit. This method will ensure all recipients are truly deserving of the award, and are serving as an example to their peers.
The Department of National Defence’s Directorate of Honours and Recognition will be responsible for the allocation and distribution of this medal to CF recipients. Once the nominating commands have completed their selection, the medals will be sent to the recipients’ units for presentation through the year of celebration.
Of note, a portion of the allocation of medals reserved for the Public Service has also been allocated to the Department of National Defence in order to recognize its most deserving public servants who support the men and women of the CF.
The 22 Wing recipients of the medal include: Captain Richard Morris, Master Corporal (MCpl) Bonnie Leung, MCpl Mark Rayburn, Corporal David Coulas and Ms. Bethany Aitchison.