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Is this at a PRes unit? What if the member was a SAR Tech?

Also, there are plenty of folks with multiple tours who don't have veteran plates and simply prefer to fly under the radar.

It's been my experience of whoever I have run into. I never said that everyone with a tour had one.
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I know that that might be the legal requirements for the plates. However, I think that the common practice is that you don't get them unless you have been on tour. In fact I've never seen a serving member without a tour with them. I actually think that a serving member without a tower who got them would face significant backlash from their peers, maybe even to the point of taking them off.

Is this at a PRes unit? What if the member was a SAR Tech?

Also, there are plenty of folks with multiple tours who don't have veteran plates and simply prefer to fly under the radar.
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I know that that might be the legal requirements for the plates. However, I think that the common practice is that you don't get them unless you have been on tour. In fact I've never seen a serving member without a tour with them. I actually think that a serving member without a tour who got them would face significant backlash from their peers, maybe even to the point of taking them off.
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https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-vac/what-we-do/mandate

Definition of a Veteran
Any former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who successfully underwent basic training and is honourably discharged.

If interested in obtaining a Veteran's licence plate,

BC - honourably discharged; currently serving having completed basic training
AB - honourably discharged only (must be MOC qual)
SK - honourably discharged; currently serving having completed 3 years Reg or 1095 paid Res days
MB - honourably discharged; currently serving having completed 3 years
ON - honourably discharged; currently serving
QC - honourably discharged; currently serving
NB - honourably discharged; currently serving having completed 3 years
NS - honourably discharged; currently serving having completed 3 years
NF - honourably discharged; currently serving
PEI - honourably discharged; currently serving having completed 3 years
YK - honourably discharged only (must be MOC qual)
NT - honourably discharged; currently serving having completed 3 years
NU - does not currently issue veteran plates
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Radio Chatter / Re: Happy Independance Day!
« Last post by Good2Golf on Yesterday at 13:01:22 »
Indeed!  Positive wishes to American family, friends and colleagues as they celebrate their 244th year of Independence.
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Radio Chatter / Happy Independence Day!
« Last post by Remius on Yesterday at 12:56:10 »
To all our American friends, family and allies.

Happy 4th of July.

Enjoy your day. 
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CFB Baden summer 1981 we had RCAF reservists coming over to do the same work as laid out in the video. Maybe that's where the idea came from.
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https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-vac/what-we-do/mandate

Definition of a Veteran
Any former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who successfully underwent basic training and is honourably discharged.

When people think of Veterans, many immediately picture someone who served in the First World War, Second World War or the Korean War. While many Canadians recognize these traditional Veterans, the same may not always be true for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans—those who served Canada since the Korean War.

In fact, some former CAF members don't even see themselves as Veterans. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) wants to change this and is working to ensure CAF Veterans receive the honour and recognition they have earned and so richly deserve.

VAC considers any former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who releases with an honourable discharge and who successfully underwent basic training to be a Veteran.

This Veteran status recognizes the risk CAF members assume by wearing the uniform and pledging allegiance. Canada's modern-day Veterans are carrying on the traditions, values and legacy of wartime Veterans and all Canadians, especially our youth, should be aware of their accomplishments and sacrifices.
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They call him a veteran because VAC and The Legion say he is one.
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I'm not sure how serving/former military folks feel, but I have a bit of a problem with the media use of the word "veteran".  The traditional definition is "a person who has long experience in a particular field", but it seems these days it gets attached to anyone, military or otherwise, that has the most fleeting of connection.  I have seen when the topic is police as well.  This dude did  ~2 1/2 years as a Reservist.  Certainly not taking away anyone with military service, but does that make him a 'veteran' (any benefits notwithstanding).  I doubt that some who played a game or two in the NHL would be considered a 'veteran'.

On the discussion of charges he is facing, could being in possession of military meal packs be considered a dangerous weapon?   :D

Most of the coverage I've seen on this has focused more on his status as a presently serving CAF member, FWIW.
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