Location: Renfrew County N 45 54.758 W 77 17.370
In CFB Petawawa, at the corner of Menin Road and Montgomery Road.
This unique memorial is dedicated to the Canadian Airborne Regiment on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary. Unveiled in August 1988, it originally stood at the entrance to CFB Petawawa, but was moved in May 2008 to its current location at the Garrison Petawawa Military Museum. The memorial was dedicated to all past and present Canadian operational parachute units, including the 1st Parachute Battalion and the Canada/USA Special Service Force.
The statue is titled "Into Action", and was designed and sculpted by Colonel Andre D. Gauthier (Ret'd) of Orleans, Ontario. The bronze statue stands 8 feet high. A separate plaque on an adjacent stone commemorates the memorial. Sadly, and with poor judgement, the Canadian Airborne Regiment was disbanded in 1996, although the proud history and traditions live on in the memories of the veterans who bravely served in the regiment.
Take a walk around the grounds of the museum and see many interesting pieces of Canadian military vehicles and aircraft, and visit the museum when its open for a wonderful display of airborne artifacts.
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES
THE SERVICE TO CANADA BY
THE CANADIAN AIRBORNE REGIMENT
1968 - 1995
QUARTERED WITHIN THESE LINES
1977 - 1995
"OBEDIENT TO ORDERS UNTO THE END"
(repeated in French)