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Cascadia Prior: Allan Plett, KCStG

Allan Plett (WO retired) started his military service in 1973 with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. He served from 1973-1987 and attained the Rank of Warrant Officer serving in many capacities finally retiring in Dec 1987. He started an interest in First Aid until finally starting a new career with British Columbia Ambulance service as a Paramedic in 1988. He retired in 2013 after almost 25 years service. During this time he was recognized by the New Westminster Police Board for Bravery and BCAS with the Executive Directors award also for bravery. In 2009 he rediscovered an old passion for riding a motorcycle and joined a group called Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Unit. In that same year he attended a repatriation of a fallen Afganistan soldier and was hit with the passion to give back tirelessly to the serving and veteran community. He took on many opportunities to help raise thousands of dollars for many charities. In the CAV itself, Allan volunteered in many leadership roles within the CAV including all unit positions up to being the Unit Operation Officer for Western Canada from 2016-2020. He was invested into the OSTG in 2017 and has tirelessly served as a leader within Cascadia Command. He has served as the Deputy Prior since 2018. In 2020 he was recognized and promoted to Knight Commander for his service to the Order. He is also on the Foundation Board of Directors for the OStG. Allan is personally responsible for recruiting 60% of the membership in Cascadia command. He continues to assist in the positive growth and success of Cascadia Command and the Order of St George.

Cascadia Deputy Prior: Anthony Moore KStG operations@cascadiacommand-ostg.org

Tony Moore, 69, has been president of the Whalley legion for past five years and served on the Veterans Village project’s building committee since day one. It’s a project that will house a PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment centre for vets, as well as a centre for robotics – involving exoskeletons and electronic prosthetics – and also secure social housing.
During the Cold War, Moore was in the British Army, with the Royal Corps of Transport. He was stationed in Germany, served in Cypress with United Nations forces, and was in Canada when they opened CFB Suffield, which is a British Army training unit, near Medicine Hat in Alberta in 1972.

Moore has held several other positions with branches of the Royal Canadian Legion in B.C. and Alberta over the past 24 years, including Parade Marshal, first and second vice-president and president, poppy chairperson for the Peace Arch Zone of the Royal Canadian Legion British Columbia/Yukon Command. He currently serves as their Deputy Zone Commander, continues to serve as a member of the BC/Yukon Command Poppy Group and judges the poppy contest.

Moore also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the new Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation and helps with the Guitars for Vets campaign, which refurbishes old guitars for veterans suffering from PTSD.

 

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