Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Soldiers Who Wore Medals He Didn't Earn Loses One He Did Earn

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Soldiers Who Wore Medals He Didn't Earn Loses One He Did Earn

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Soldier loses honour over phoney medals

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OTTAWA - The Governor General's office says a retired soldier who was court-martialled for wearing Afghanistan and Somalia medals and parachute wings he wasn't entitled to at a Remembrance Day ceremony has lost his membership in the Order of Military Merit.

Richard Fancy was a member of the regular forces between 1984 and 2010, when he joined the reserves with the Halifax Rifles.

He became a master warrant officer in the regiment and received the Order of Military Merit in October 2014, a month before the Remembrance Day incident in Halifax.

In May 2016, Fancy pleaded guilty at a court martial to three counts of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline and was reduced in rank to warrant officer and fined $300. …

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