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Brampton and Georgetown Unveil Afghanistan Plaques

Afghan Vets Sgt Boreczek and Cpl Schavo at the unveiling of the Afghanistan Plaque at the Georgetown War Memorial

2014 marked the end of the Canadian Armed Forces mission in Afghanistan and the communities in Brampton and Georgetown paid tribute to the veterans of Afghanistan. In separate ceremonies the Lorne Scots were presented the honour of having their sacrifices immortalized on the Cenotaphs at the Brampton War Memorial and the Georgetown War Memorial. Several Afghanistan veterans from the Lorne Scots were asked to participate in the unveiling during Remembrance Day ceremonies this year.

The Afghanistan missions conducted by the CAF first began in October 2001, however the first Lorne Scot would deploy in 2004. The Lorne Scots sent their biggest deployments in 2008 & 2009 on Task Force 3-08 and in 2010 on Task Force 1-10. In the end, the Lorne Scots deployed 45 soldiers and officers, nearly 25% of the unit, to Afghanistan, with the last Lorne returning in 2013.

The Lorne Scots take an honoured part in their communities, participating in community events and parades every year, and represent their communities to the nation and on the world stage when they deploy. The Lorne Scots were honoured to be asked to take part in the unveiling and will continue to serve their nation and their communities.

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