Mention in Dispatches

Her Majesty the Queen created the Mention in Dispatches on June 3, 1992, to honour members of the Canadian Armed Forces on active service and other individuals working in conjunction with the Canadian Armed Forces on or after November 1, 1990. The award recognizes valiant conduct, devotion to duty or other distinguished service in combat or near-combat conditions.

The Governor General awards Mentions in Dispatches on the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Staff, while presentations are normally made by senior military officials on behalf of the Governor General.

Mentions in Dispatches may be awarded posthumously.

Historical Note

During the First World War, 5467 MiDs were awarded to Canadians.

During the Second World War, MiD's were awarded as follows: 6432 to the Canadian Army, 2197 to the Royal Canadian Air Force and 1037 to the Royal Canadian Navy for a total of 9666 MID's awarded. During the Korean conflict, 246 MiD's were awarded to the Canadian Army and 33 to the Royal Canadian Navy for a total 279 MiDs.

In 1990, the MID was re-introduced in the Canadian Armed Forces and 283 have been awarded to date. As one might expect, the majority of MiDs have been awarded within the Canadian Army. Of those, the Infantry has the most awards, followed by the RCE.

A citation certificate accompanies the award.

Engineers Awarded a Mention in Dispatches

The following is a list of Engineers whio have been awarded the MiD since 1990.  Scroll to the bittom of the list to look at the few citations we have been able to collect (marked *).

Name Rank at Time
            of Award
Date of Award
Andersen, JM Pte 2008
Aubé, E MCpl 2010
Blier, DMB Spr 2008
Cuppage, J Cpl 2006
Davey, G Sgt 2011
Farrell, KR Spr 2011
Fernandez-Ledon, C Cpl 2007
Filion, JF Cpl 2008
Girard, JMH Sgt 2008
Gregg, NJ Cpl 2007
*Groves, SDP Sgt 1993
*Henderson, CV Cpl 2008
Henry, JD Cpl 2011
*Jantz, JR MCpl 1995
Laberge, A Sgt 2013
Lapointe, JRD Cpl 1995
Macdonald, MC Cpl 2006
Machan, RS Sgt 2006
MacPherson, JG Cpl 2010
Nolasco, BS Sgt 2010
Novak, CJ Spr 2011
Orvis, DR MCpl 2007
Peach, BJ Cpl 2008
*Pronk, MT WO 2010
Ralph, CLA Sgt 1991
*Rettie, JM Capt 1995
Ryall, DD Sgt 1993
Scott, KA Cpl 2006
Soper, MW MCpl 2008
*Urbanowicz, E Maj 1996
*Waring, RK Cpl 2010

This page was updated on 1 August 2014. Any errors or omissions should be brought to the attention of VP History and Heritage.