Time-sensitive Notice from DND re: "LGBT Purge"
March 20, 2019
We have received the message addended below with a request to disseminate it to the UNTDA Membership.
It includes the following files, which are linked below::
I am reaching out today to ask for the University Naval Training Division Association’s assistance in sharing information about the court-approved settlement agreement to compensate former and current Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), RCMP and/ or Federal Public Service members who suffered prejudice due to unjust federal policies known as the “LGBT Purge”, which occurred from the 50s to the 90s.
It is noted that your membership is primarily comprised of individuals who participated in the program from 1943-1968 and the objective of our campaign is to reach out to victims, likely in their later 50s up to 80 years old or older, who might be eligible, but who are not aware that they can claim compensation/reconciliation measures under the settlement. It is possible that some of your members are survivors or know someone who was affected by the LGBT Purge.
This request is part of a Supplemental Notice Campaign to increase awareness of the “LGBT Purge” Final Settlement Agreement (FSA) and the timelines for submitting claims. The FSA established a six-month claims period that started on 25 Oct 18 and will be ending on 25 Apr 19. The purpose of this notice campaign is to build upon the initial notice campaign conducted last summer by a contracted communications firm.
Attached, you will find social media posts, graphics for posters/pamphlets/banners etc., a short article and a quick tips sheet for use. We encourage the widest possible distribution nationally and posting across your platform(s), as you see fit, to broaden the reach and awareness of the FSA and claims process to garner attention and interest of potential claimants. Some suggestions of platforms include print, web, posters, newsletters/publications, announcements, etc.
This notice campaign is part of a federal court-approved final settlement agreement and wording of all messages must be consistent with the court approved communications. Therefore, we ask that you refrain from making edits to the text provided in the attached products.
You may be interested to know that the implementation of this supplementary notice campaign is headed by Rear Admiral Bennett who is also part of your interactive VIP list.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have questions about the information distribution process.
We thank you very much for your assistance with this important initiative.
Communications Advisor, Conseillère en communication
Litigation Implementation Team / Équipe d’exécution des règlements des litiges
National Defence / Défense nationale
UNTiDy TALES - Free Digital Download
February 11, 2019
Courtesy of it’s author, Bob Williamson, this iconic book is now available as a free digital download as a .pdf file linked below:
Message of Greetings from RADM Jennifer Bennett
September 11, 2018
A substantial message of greetings was sent to the attendees of the UNTDA 75th Anniversary Reunion in St John’s, NL, by RADM Jennifer Bennett.
As that message has universal applicability to the entire NavRes Officer Cadet community, it is being made available to view/download as a .pdf file linked below:
Canadian Military & Veteran Discount Guide: The Ultimate List
2018 RCN Great Lakes Deployment
June 13 to September 22, 2018
This year’s ships are HMCS ORIOLE and HMCS MONCTON
Deals for Veterans
1. CURRENTLY SERVING AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) NOW BENEFIT FROM AN ENHANCED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE WHEN THEY TRAVEL ON A WESTJET, AIR CANADA, AIR CANADA ROUGE OR AIR CANADA EXPRESS FLIGHT. THESE OFFERS APPLY TO BOTH DUTY AND LEISURE TRAVEL
2. THROUGH WESTJET, ALL CURRENTLY SERVING AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CAF CAN CHECK FOUR PIECES OF LUGGAGE FREE OF CHARGE
3. THROUGH AIR CANADA, ALL CURRENTLY SERVING AND FORMER MEMBERS CAN CHECK THREE PIECES OF LUGGAGE FREE OF CHARGE, EACH WEIGHING UP TO 32 KG (70 LB)
4. AFTER COMPLETING THEIR CHECK-IN, MEMBERS SHOULD SEE AN AIRPORT AGENT TO HAVE THEIR BAGGAGE FEE WAIVED, UPON PRESENTATION OF MILITARY IDENTIFICATION
5. ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF CANADIAN MILITARY IDENTIFICATION ARE: A. CANADIAN FORCES MEMBER OR VETERAN CFONE CARD (WITH PHOTO ID) B. CANADIAN FORCES IDENTIFICATION CARD (NDI 20) C. RECORD OF SERVICE CARD (NDI 75) D. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (CF 54) OR THE IDENTIFICATION CARD (CF 75), BOTH AVAILABLE FROM DIRECTOR MILITARY CAREERS ADMINISTRATION
6. AS THE OFFICIAL DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR THE CAF, THE CF APPRECIATION PROGRAM OFFERS MEMBERS OF THE CAF COMMUNITY ACCESS TO GOODS AND SERVICES AT DISCOUNTED RATES. THE CF APPRECIATION PROGRAM IS PLEASED TO INCLUDE AIR CANADA AND WESTJET AMONG ITS INDUSTRY PARTNERS
For inquiries about:Certificates of Service; CF 54, Record of Service; Identification Card – NDI 75; and Service Pins.
Call (toll free): 1-866-240-6726 or
March 29, 2019 – Updated
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) has now produced a CFOne Card for all present and former, Reg and Reserve personnel who need identification for military discounts and access.
There is an ever growing list of impressive goods and services discounts available to card holders.
We wish to announce the military service pin is now available to past and present residents of Saskatchewan who are servicing or have served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Naval Service Record
To download a form to apply for a copy of your Naval Service Record:
Veterans Affairs Ombudsman
The Veterans Affairs Ombudsman recommends an ID Card for all former services personnel, regular and reserve.
Far too many CF Veterans are joining the ranks of the homeless – and we can do something to create much needed housing for them.
New Published Book
J Nicholas (Nick)TRACY, [UNTD UNICORN ’62] has published a book on The Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy.