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The Royal Canadian Legion's Definition of a Veteran
In its efforts to better reflect Canadian involvement in conflicts and peace support operations, the Legion
delegates at the 45th Dominion Convention voted unanimously to update the definition of a Veteran contained
in its General By-Laws.
The new definition of a Veteran in the Legion General By-Lawsis now as follows:
A Veteran is any person who is serving or has honorably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the
Commonwealth or its wartime allies, or as a Regular Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a
Peace Officer in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or
Ferry Command during wartime.