Military Service Recognition Book

19 ONTARIO COMMAND ANTAYA, Theodore J. “Ted” Ted was born in Tecumseh, Ontario on December 9, 1932. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in May 1951 and was discharged in August 1954. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers and the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in Korea from March 1953 to April 1954. Ted was awarded the Korea Medal, the UN Service Medal for Korea, the Canadian Volunteer Service Meal and the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal. He has been a member of Belle River Legion Branch 399 for thirteen years. ARMITAGE, Roland M. “Roly” Roly was born on February 8, 1925 in South March, Ontario. He joined the Army on April 15, 1942 and served as a Sergeant in the 5th Battery, 3rd Medium Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery. On June 8, 1944, he landed on Juno Beach at Courselles-sur-Mer. His first gun position was at Carpiquet Airport, south of Caen at Vieux Caron. He fought through August 8, 1944 when he was wounded at Fouberge du Voucelle. By war’s end, Roly had served in France, Belgium and Holland and was stationed at Wilhelmshaven, Germany at the time of his discharge on January 15, 1946. After the war, Roly earned a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Guelph and practiced his profession from 1951 to 2002, remaining a lifelong horseracing enthusiast. Dr. Armitage received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Guelph in 2013, held several municipal positions in Shawville, Quebec and was Mayor of West Carleton from 1991 to 1944. Named after him are Ottawa’s “Dr. Roly Armitage Hall” and the “Roly Armitage Airport Terminal”. Roly is a member of West Carleton Legion Branch 616. ARBEAU, Donald F. “Don” Don was born on January 17, 1950 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces on April 27, 1967 and began his military career with the Armoured Corps and after completing his training in Borden, served eight years with the Royal Canadian Dragoons serving at CFB Gagetown and completing two tours in Germany. He also served in Calgary with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian). Due to medical reasons, Don reclassified to Logistics and trained as a Steward. His career postings also included CFB Halifax, CFB London, HMCS Fraser, Cyprus and CFS Alert. After twentythree years of service, Don was discharged in September 1990 at the rank of Sergeant at CFB Gagetown where he started his career. His medals include the Special Service Medal NATO, the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, the UN Force in Cyprus and the Canadian Forces Decoration with Clasp. Don has been a member of Sir Arthur Currie Legion Branch 116 for thirty-one years.