story of bravery and sacrifice -
Harry Angle, DSO, was killed in an air crash in the mountains of the
Punjab-Kashmir region on July 17, 1950. He was Canada's first UN peacekeeping
had been serving as the Chief Military Observer for the United Nations
Commission for Kashmir, a troubled area of the world still in conflict
today. Brigadier Angle had come to serve with the UN after having served
in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. During the war he
had commanded the British Columbia Dragoons, the Okanagan's own regiment,
in the Italian Campaign. The regiment had fought in many battles, against
some of the toughest units of the German army, as part of the 5th Canadian
Armoured Division .
A knocked out German
the war he returned to Canada with the regiment as its commander when
it was converted to an army reserve unit with squadrons based in the
Okanagan towns of Kelowna and Vernon. Brigadier Angle exemplified service
to Canada in war and peace.
Colonel Angle with
front of Sherman tank
sacrifice was the first of many made
by the servicemen and women of this country in the service of peace
through United Nations operations. They have been honoured internationally
by the awarding of a Nobel Peace Prize to all UN peacekeepers and nationally
by the construction of the National Peacekeeping Monument in Ottawa.
the name Angle sounds familiar to you it might be because the British
Columbia Dragoons are housed in the Brigadier Angle Armouries in Kelowna,BC.