Cobden, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, was pleased to present Edwin Stairs of Cobden with World War II Veteran pin and certificate. Mr. Stairs served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943-1945 in the Pacific theatre.
“Edwin Stairs was presented with this Tribute in commemoration of his service to our country in the Second World War,” said MP Gallant. “Canada’s contributions in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War are often overlooked. Service members like Edwin Stairs played a key role in the war against Japan, and we should proudly honour his service. ”
Edwin Stairs enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943. Following basic training he was sent to a wireless course, where he learned to read and break secret Japanese codes. Mr. Stairs served in the Pacific theatre intercepting, cracking, and decoding Japanese military transmissions, helping our war efforts. Following the surrender of Japan, Mr. Stairs, Mr. Stairs served with the RCMP until 1974.
To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War, living Canadian Veterans of the Second World War can receive a tribute lapel pin and certificate in recognition of their service to Canada. Any Veteran who served at least one day with Canadian forces or any other Allied force, including the Canadian or British Merchant Navy, is eligible to receive the tribute lapel pin and certificate.
If you are or know a WWII Veteran who is eligible to receive this recognition, please, visit cherylgallant.com/veterans for information on how to apply.