Service and Remembrance - Memory Project Panel hosted by Lisa LaFlamme
Join the Memory Project for an online panel discussion featuring three Memory Project speakers, moderated by Lisa LaFlamme, O.C., O.Ont. This panel was recorded live on November 7, 2022.
Maj (Ret’d) Bob Crane served in the Canadian Army as a Peacekeeper. He is a veteran of the UN missions in Israel and Syria (UNDOF) and Iran and Iraq (UNIIMOG), and a veteran of the Gulf War. He served in the United States on exchange duty, and in the Arctic. When he was part of the Forces, he was the most senior Indigenous serving member. As a civilian, he also served in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Kosovo.
Sgt Shirley Jew has served in both the Reserve and Regular Forces, first as a Mobile Support Equipment Operator (MSE Op), and then as part of military intelligence. She was deployed domestically and internationally, taking part in the UN mission in the Golan Heights (UNDOF) in 1992-93 and on a tour in Afghanistan in 2011. When she returned from Afghanistan she rescued a dog, Snoopy, who is now a trained Service K9. Sgt Jew is currently a Certified Master Dog Trainer under MSAR Service Dogs, and the head tester for Courageous Companions, MSAR Service Dogs, and the Canadian Association of Service Dog Trainers.
Major (Ret’d) Harold (Hal) Skaarup was an Army Intelligence Officer for most of his 40 years of service in the Canadian Forces, from 1971 to 2011. He served with the Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks (1977-80), and was the Regimental Intelligence Officer for the Canadian Airborne Regiment (1986-89). He served overseas in Cyprus with the United Nations in 1986, in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the Peace Stabilization Force (SFOR) in 1997, and with NORAD in Colorado (1999-2003). He served as the G2 in Halifax, and was the Deputy G2 and Chief of Intelligence Assessments on the staff of the Kabul Multinational Brigade (KMNB) as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2004.
This panel is only available in English.
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