New video marks Canada's contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary

January 17, 2021
New video marks Canada's contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary
The Canadian Press speaks with Gulf War veteran Richard Austin on Historica Canada's new video on the Gulf War.

OTTAWA -- Petty officer Richard Austin was sitting at his position on board HMCS Athabaskan when he heard a clang. It was 1991, and the Canadian destroyer was traversing an Iraqi minefield in the Persian Gulf, on its way to rescue a crippled American warship.


Austin's story is one of several Canadian experiences from the first Gulf War that were collected by Historica Canada and released on Sunday as part of a new video on what is a largely forgotten chapter of Canada's military history. Read the full story here.
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