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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2006, 16:06:56 »
R.I.P.

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2006, 16:07:32 »
:cdn:  RIP  :cdn:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2006, 16:08:49 »
Peace and prayers to her friends, family and the Regiment

Thanks for your service to the Guns, Ma'am

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2006, 16:17:14 »
1 RCHA lost a good officer today. I also knew Capt Goddard, and this is now number 2 that I've known.

 Sincere condolences to her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2006, 16:20:52 »
Ma'am  :salute:
Thank you.
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2006, 16:24:46 »
Condolences to her family and friends............Good shooting........stand easy

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2006, 16:35:37 »
While I didn't know Capt. Goddard, I did meet her once at a 1RCHA officers dinner. I was one of the lowly gunners tasked to wear the monkey suit and salute the officers as they came in, she was the only one to stop and chat for a bit.

Capt. Goddard's family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2006, 16:42:53 »
Saint Barbara welcomes another gunner home RIP
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2006, 16:56:45 »
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2006, 17:02:09 »
My thoughts and prayers are for her, her loved ones and her comrades.



http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/05/17/afghanistan-cda.html

Canadian mission loses 1st female soldier
Last Updated Wed, 17 May 2006 15:45:26 EDT
CBC News
A female soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, making her the first Canadian woman to die in combat since the Second World War.

 
Capt. Nichola Goddard, who was serving with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Afghanistan, died in a military operation against Taliban forces. (Department of National Defence) 


Military officials have identified her as Capt. Nichola Goddard. She had been serving in Afghanistan with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and before that, was stationed with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Shilo, Man.

Goddard died around 6:55 p.m. local time (10:25 a.m. EDT) in a military operation against Taliban forces, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during question period in the House of Commons.



The military action took place near Kandahar, where the majority of the country's 2,300 soldiers in Afghanistan are serving.

Canadian soldiers had been called in to support Afghan troops fighting in the Panjwai region, about 24 kilometres west of Kandahar.


Goddard's remains are to be put onto a plane and flown home to Canada during a ramp ceremony at the main Kandahar base on Friday.

Word of Goddard's death slowly filtered through the base as soldiers attended a morale-boosting concert featuring a number of Canadian musicians.

This raises Canada's death toll in Afghanistan to 16 soldiers and one diplomat since the mission started in 2002.

MPs will vote Wednesday on whether to extend Canada's deployment in the country until 2009 from its currently scheduled end date of February 2007.

A number of Canadian women serving in the Canadian Army Medical Corps died while serving in the First and Second World Wars, says Veterans Affairs, including:

14 killed when the British hospital ship Llandovery Castle was torpedoed (First World War).
3 killed in the bombing of a hospital in France (First World War).
1 Canadian nurse died when a German U-boat sunk the SS Caribou in the Cabot Strait. (Second World War).

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2006, 17:04:10 »
RIP ma'am.  :salute:
« Last Edit: May 17, 2006, 17:12:09 by misfit »
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2006, 17:09:04 »
RIP
Salute to you ma'am and Thank You

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2006, 17:12:53 »
Rest In Peace Ma'am, One more brave soldier to guard the gates of Heaven.

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2006, 17:14:12 »
RIP Brave soul. May her sacrifice never be forgotten. Prayers are with family, friends and comrades. :salute:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2006, 17:17:19 »
 :cdn:  :salute:  :cdn:

We are having to put out posts like this too damn often lately.  The realities of the days we live in.....

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2006, 17:19:31 »
R.I.P

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2006, 17:29:53 »
My condolences to Capt. Goddard's family and friends. 
« Last Edit: May 17, 2006, 21:25:47 by paracowboy »

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2006, 17:37:52 »
RIP  :salute:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2006, 17:57:27 »
As a former member of the Officer Corps with 1 RCHA, I counted Nichola as one of my friends. She was a hardworking and sincere individual, and a credit to the Unit and Cap Badge.

R.I.P., Nic

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2006, 18:04:33 »
RIP  :salute:
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2006, 18:09:10 »
On behalf of my family, I would like to say thank you for Capt. Goddard's sacrifices and my sincere sympathies to her family and Regimental Family.
To Capt. Goddard, Mission Complete. RIP.

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2006, 18:27:26 »
My sincerest condolences to the family, friends and comrades in arms of Capt. Goddard. 

Rest in Peace, Ma'am.

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We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
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« Last Edit: May 17, 2006, 19:01:52 by scoutfinch »
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2006, 18:41:51 »
Nichola was a classmate of mine. Though I hadn't seen her since graduation, what strikes me now is I never remember seeing her without a smile on her face.

She will be missed by everyone who knew her. RIP  :cdn:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2006, 19:09:19 »
RIP Captain Goddard, You  have given everything possible to Canada "UBIQUE"   :salute:  :cdn:
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2006, 19:13:06 »
In my 4 years at Shilo I never once met her; which is not important because she was a fellow member of the CF and that's what really matters in the end.

Rest in peace, and my condolences to her husband. Sad day for Shilo.
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