For the first time in Canadian history, the Canadian Special Forces Command will have representation at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day, and the man selected to represent the command is White Rock native Master Cpl. Simon Hughes.
The Special Forces, which is a command of the Canadian Armed Forces, is responsible for all special operations that involve terrorism and threats to Canadians.
Hughes, a graduate of Earl Marriott Secondary, moved away from White Rock shortly after joining the military in 1998. Soon after, he was deployed to Bosnia, a first of many deployments over his 20-year career.