The CANLOAN Memorial is dedicated to Canadian officers who died while serving with the British Army during the Second World War. The memorial is next to the Ottawa River, by Sussex Drive and Stanley Avenue.
CANLOAN was a volunteer program through which Canadian officers were loaned to the British Army. 673 Canadian officers volunteered and joined the British in the invasion and liberation of Europe in 1944–1945. The casualty count was high. CANLOAN suffered 465 casualties, of which 128 were fatal.
The memorial lists the names of the 128 CANLOAN officers who died during the conflict. It sits on a star-shaped stone plaza in Stanley Park.
The CANLOAN Memorial was unveiled in 1961 by the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier. It was built through contributions from the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom, the British Regiments, the CANLOAN Army Officers’ Association and the officers’ families.
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