KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION 
OF CANADA INC

L'ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES VÉTÉRANS DE LA CORÉE

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The idea for the formation of a Heritage Unit was put forward as a motion and approved in 1992. Many years passed and eventually the Heritage Unit came into being.

In 2013, Corporations Canada was contacted for a Certificate of Continuence under section 211 of the Canada Not For Profit Corporations Act. At the same time a name change was requested and granted on the 10th of June 2013. We officially took over from KVA National on the 27th of July 2013 in Brampton at the luncheon after the Wall of Remembrance Ceremony.

As in all new ventures there were a few "wrinkles" that needed to be ironed out. We are getting closer to being fully operational. All units within the Korea Veterans Association of Canada, (Inc.) have become Units within the Heritage Unit. There really haven't been a whole lot of changes to the way each Unit operates. There are no longer any Regions and each province that has any KVA units now has a Provincial Officer. The Provincial Officers will assist the Executive in contacting units within the provinces. The new by-laws have been approved and each unit is in receipt of a copy.

The website is being updated to reflect any changes. We hope to post the President's Message and the Secretary's Update on a quarterly basis. A Bulletin Board will be established to notify our members of major events taking place. We have some original Heritage Unit members who do not belong to any unit and therefore this will provide a means to keep them informed about the major events taking place or other pertinent information. Communication has always been a problem within KVA and hopely this at least inform a greater number of our comrades,

The Heritage Unit has three categories of members, Lifetime Charter Members (those who paid the $45.00 to belong to the Heritage Unit), Ordinary members (all other members on the unit roles) and Honourary members (selected as in the past - people who assist your unit in carrying out various tasks that in some cases our members can no longer do). If anyone wishes to still become a Lifetime Charter Member all they have to do is send the $45.00 to Dave Davidson, the Membership Chairman, and he will issue the special gold foil membership card.

A Notice of Death Certificate Is included as a PDF file. It is important that you fill these out and send to the Membership Chairman. This will allow him to maintain a more accurate Last Post file.

An application form to become a Lifetime Charter Member of the Heritage Unit is also included as a PDF file.

Click here for The Heritage Unit Life Membership application /PDF File  

KVAC Heritage Unit Report of Death File

 

Heritage Unit Executive

 

KVA Can. Is a member Association of the National Council of Veteran Associations In Canada and the International Federation of Korean War Veterans Associations

 

 

 

GEN. JOHN M. ROCKINGHAM MEMORIAL 
 HERITAGE UNIT #1

Major General John Rockingham

Maj.-Gen John M. Rockingham, CB, CBE, DSO & BAR, CD, LLD

Major General Rockingham began his military career in 1935 as a lieutenant in the Canadian Scottish Militia Regiment. During the Second World War he achieved the rank of brigadier. On return to Canada he assumed command of the 6th Canadian Pacific Force. When the Japanese surrendered he retired from the Regular Force and accepted a Reserve Force appointment as Commander 15th Canadian Infantry Brigade.

In August 1950, The Minister of National Defence recalled "Rocky" from civilian life to organize and train the 5,000-man Canadian Army Special Force to serve in Korea. He commanded the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade from 9 August 1950 to 27 April 1952. When he returned to Canada he served at National Defence Headquarters, then in 1953 appointed Commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade and in 1954 Commander, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. In 1957 he served as General Officer Commanding Quebec Command and in 1961, GOC Western Command.

General Rockingham died on 16 July 1987. The Heritage Unit bears his name as a memorial to his memory.

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