Waterloo, ON

Community Application Name:

LAV III Memorial Monument

Location :

Waterloo Cenotaph, 100 Regina Street South

Community Website :

Unveiling Date:

November 11, 2016

National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials # :

Community Description:

The City of Waterloo has a population of nearly 100,000. It is a local-tier City within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. It is home to the 48 Engineer Squadron of the 31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgins) headquartered in St. Thomas, ON.

Approximately, 14 combat engineers from Waterloo served in Afganistan, and many more from the wider area considering residents who also served with The Royal Highland Fusilier and 11 Field Artillery in Guelph. The City of Waterloo recieved and award from the Canadian Forces Liaison Council in 2006 for its support to some of its employees who are also reservists. Waterloo is home to Raytheon and other high-tech businesses with linkage to the North American defence and aerospace industry. Our local universities recognize jobs in the Canadian Forces as part of their co-op degree programs. The City of Waterloo provides faciltiy space for our local Air Force Legion (Wing 404) and has actively supported the construction of a new facilty for Royal Canadan Legion Branch 530. Waterloo has proudly recognized the history of Canada’s military contribution over the years and the Canada Company LAV III memorial monument becomes the 5th (registered) military memorial within Waterloo with official designation 35038-006 LAV.