Rules of  Engagement

Please note that in this document the male gender is meant to represent man and women without any discrimination and is used to abridge the text.

Veterans UN-NATO Canada is a private group and is protected by a registered copyright. Any person who reproduces our name or logo without prior written permission, in part or in whole, will be prosecuted.

This group was created so members can find old friends, stay in touch and share. But we mostly want to ensure that we never forget our fellow brothers and sisters- in- arms who have been wounded or have fallen in combat during a mission.

The members of the Veteran UN-NATO Canada identify themselves to the group and to the population by wearing a patch. The patch belongs to the member and will only be worn by the member as it is a personal identification. We must never forget that when we wear the patch, we agree to represent the group as whole. No irresponsible behaviour will be tolerated when wearing your patch. Be proud and respectful.

We have one official meeting per year.We are a group of active and former military who have served a minimum of one mission under the command of the UN or NATO. Germany and Alert are accepted as a mission. A mission is considered a mission only after a medal is awarded. We will wear our patch with pride because they represent who we are. There is no annual fee, no membership and no association fees. All you have to disburse to become and remain member of Veteran UN-NATO Canada is the price of the patch.

VETERANS UN-NATO CANADA IS NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH THE D.N.D., VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA, THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION OR ANY OTHER VETERANS ORGANISATION. 

No criminal affiliation will be accepted. No Motorcycle Club (MC) or 1% patch will be allowed to worn with our patch. Even though several members own a motorcycle, we are not a Motorcycle Club.

To wear the Veterans UN-NATO Canada (with mission) patch you must: 

  • Have served a minimum of 3 years with the Regular Forces or the Reserve;
  • AND have at least served in one mission with the UN or NATO and received an official medal after the required service time.

To wear the Veterans UN-NATO Canada (without mission) patch you must: 

  • Have served a minimum of 3 years in the Regular Forces or still be active - but have not received an official medal for mission.
  • Have served or be still active as military reservists in the Regular Forces adding up to a minimum of 3 years of service in class B or C, , in other words, full-time. A combination class B and A is not authorized.

Other patches:

LADIES

Only Veteran
UN NATO Canada's spouse can wear the Ladies patch. ATTENTION! The couple has to have been a couple for the minimum of one (1) year before the spouse can receive the Ladies patch.

SON*

Only a Veteran UN NATO Canada's son can wear this patch.

DAUGHTER*

Only a Veteran  UN NATO Canada's daughter can wear this patch.

They can, if they so which it, be given the Supporters patch instead.

RULES TO BECOME A SUPPORTER

It should be noted that wearing the SUPPORTER crest is a privilege. To become a crest wearing SUPPORTER , the person must be sponsored and recommended by a Veteran UN NATO Canada member. (ie Ladies, Sons, Daughters and Supporters cannot sponsor a SUPPORTER).

 A candidate for the SUPPORTER crest must wait a probationary period of six months, during which he or she must demonstrate their interest and commitment to the group and the various Veterans causes. The Member agrees to integrate the group and accepts to adhere to the fundamental principles, vision and values of our mission.

 The Veteran UN NATO Canada member who proposes to sponsor a SUPPORTER, shall submit to the regional representative an official request and a description of the reasons why this person deserves the privilege of wearing the SUPPORTER crest.  A probationary period of a minimum of six months will begin on the date on which the official request has been put to the regional representative. Once the probationary period is completed, and the candidate has demonstrated his interest and commitment to the group, the final approval will be made by the regional representative. It is important to note that the Veteran member sponsoring an applicant for the SUPPORTER crest understands that as a sponsor they are largely responsible for the actions of the SUPPORTER candidate.

If a conflict arises between the member and his  SUPPORTER  sponsor (or even with other members of the group), the facts will be reported to the Provincial representative which will evaluate the issue and, if need be, with the help of the president, will make the final decision as to what appropriate actions are deemed necessary. Contrary to the Veterans crest, the SUPPORTER crest does not belong to the SUPPORTER. If it is deemed necessary to band the SUPPORTER he must return his crest and an amount of 60% of the paid cost will be refunded (as long as the crest is in good shape) It is important that the sponsor makes sure that the candidate understands this rule before he joins.

It will be the Regional Representative responsibility to ensure that the ratio of 1 (Supporter) for each 10 (Veterans) is respected. NOTE: This ration is a maximum not a minimum. If, for a reason of their own, a region prefers to lower this ratio (ex: 1 Supporter for each 25 veterans) or even, to the limit, not accept any Supporters, it is their privilege to do so.

If a Regional Representative wishes to recognise a local business and thank them for their contiuous support, a "regular" Supporters' patch cannot be used. Instead we have a 12" sticker in the National Kit Shop, that can be framed and presented.

 

HONORARY PRESIDENT

An Honorary President is a member who does not exercise his functions as President but has earned an honourable title. He no longer has any official function, but provides excellent advice and experience to the one that replaces him. He is hereby recognized to provide advice on certain matters while ensuring that they do not force any decisions. In addition, this title can be a form of recognition or support for the new President. This title is an appreciation for the good and loyal services given during his term as President. It is the duty of every member to respect the Honorary Presidents for what they have brought to the group in the previous years.

 

OUR MOTTO: TO NEVER FORGET WHO WE ARE

 

Revision: May 2013