Forty-two military and civilian members of 19 Wing received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in a ceremony last week.
These recipients are the first of 107 Canadian Forces (CF) and civilian Defence Team members to receive the medal in Comox.
“Today, we honour members of 19 Wing, military and civilian, who are wonderful representatives of our society, and who take to heart the idea of service to country,” said Col. Jim Benninger, 19 Wing commander.
“Through their service and contribution, all of them have made Canada a better place to call home. They have improved the well-being of their country and their communities, and have helped to create a better Canadian Forces and Department of National Defence.”
The Diamond Jubilee Medal is presented to CF members based on merit and exceptional service. Special consideration is given to CF members who have performed in a fashion that far exceeds what is expected from their rank, trade or experience and whose actions have reflected well on the CF through innovation, community involvement and/or volunteer work.
— 19 Wing Comox