Rifleman Fred Carter Mason C.D.

Rifleman Fred Carter Mason served in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in the Canadian Army. He served in the United Nations mission in Cyprus. He is entitled to the United Nations Forces UNFICYP medal, the Canadian Centennial Medal and Canadian Decoration with clasp.

October 4th 1951 : Enlisted in the Halifax Rifles in the Armoured Regiment Reserve Force

August 28th 1952: Discharged

April 8th 1953: Enlisted a second time

December 16th: Taken on strength with the 2nd battalion Queen’s Own Rifles in Calgary

February 5th 1954 : Taken on strength with the 1st battalion Queen’s Own Rifles of Calgary

April 8th 1955 : Received the Good Conduct Badge

April 22nd : Qualified as an infantry driver

April 8th 1958 : Received his second Good Conduct Badge

October 5th 1960 : Embarked in Canada. Disembarked in Holland on October 14th

February 1st 1963 : Transferred to Germany

April 8th : Received his third Good Conduct Badge

November 27th : Embarked in Germany. Arrived in Canada on November 28th

March 1964 : Received his Canadian Decoration

April 3rd 1965 : Disembarked in Cyprus. July 1st : Awarded the United Nations medal for Cyprus (Qualifying time for the medal was three months of service in the Mission)

November 10th, 1967 : Awarded the Centennial Medal

March 1st 1968 : Promoted to sub corporal

1971 : The Queen’s Own Rifles regiment (Regular Forces) was disbanded and all personnel were transferred to Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry regiment

March 1974 : Received clasp to his Canadian Decoration

April 20th 1975 : Discharged with the rank of master-corporal

November 1st 1994 : Awarded the Special Service medal with clasp NATO

I found an information on an Internet forum on the Queen’s Own Rifles and Rifleman Mason was probably a clerk with the regiment at some point in time.

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography.

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