CPS to Honour 100th Anniversary of First World War
To honour the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the sacrifices made throughout, the Calgary Police Service is issuing a Commemorative ‘Vimy Salute’ Cap Badge for uniformed members.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge, which began on April 9, 1917, was a defining moment in our country’s military history and is often remembered as one of our greatest successes as a fledgling nation. The battle saw regiments from coast to coast join together in a distinctly Canadian, unified triumph.
The Service holds a close connection to WWI, having 27 members who proudly served in the Great War. The ‘Vimy Salute’ is symbol of gratitude for the bravery and sacrifice given by so many.
The Commemorative ‘Vimy Salute’ Cap Badge will remain the primary cap badge on all Service caps for the next four years. On Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, members will be asked to revert back to our current cap badge. The removal of the ‘Vimy Salute’ in 2018 coincides with the year of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
A separate ‘Vimy Salute’ lapel pin will be available to both civilian and sworn members of the Service to acknowledge the significance of these events, and to be worn with civilian attire.
For an inside look at the Service’s connection to this historic event, please watch this video: http://youtu.be/1oqazzaSHiA