Monday, September 25, 2006

Prepare to move, move now

Deadlines focus the mind, or so I've been told. But it's always nice to actually know about the deadline.

I've written in the past about the Kuwait Medal of Liberation of Kuwait - here, when the government was stonewalling, and here again when they relented.

As it turns out, though, veterans who qualify for this recognition have only until 31DEC06 to apply:

Subject: Medal Update

I just got off the phone with the embassy of Kuwait. The medals are starting to be shipped out this week.

I urge all of you to please pass this on to everyone that you know. With 4097 medals to be handed out and only 200 applications received by the embassy, obviously a lot of people are unaware or are procrastinating. There is a cut-off date by the Embassy of 31 Dec.

Please if you have not applied please do so.

Currently SERVING MILITARY members can apply for the medal through the DHH Defence Information Network (DIN) site (under Honours and Awards).
RETIRED CF members who wish to obtain the medal are to communicate directly with:
Embassy of the State of Kuwait
333 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1N 1J9
(613) 780-9999
FAX (613) 780-9905
Email :

Jeff Bentley
National President
Gulf War Veterans Association of Canada
PO Box 5225 Stn Forces
Cold Lake, Ab

Here's a link to the application form (pdf file), and another to the good folks at, where they have a thread on the topic for all to read.


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