A third generation member of the Canadian military, Kevin Wadden has led an exceptional life. After joining the military at age 17, he served for 22 years before retiring as a Master Corporal in 1999. His diverse career included service in the Canadian Armed Forces, United Nations Armoured Corps, Air Force and Army.
During the intensity of the Cold War, Mr. Wadden supervised 22 welders and machinists in northern Norway. In the 1980’s he served as a peacemaker in Cyprus. Peacekeeping in Cyprus is one of Canada's longest and best-known overseas military commitments.
Mr. Wadden’s link to the military remains strong. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, Niagara Chapter, and shares his experiences as a Memory Project speaker through Historica Canada.
Kevin Wadden’s career is one that many Canadians can only imagine. Learn about a soldier’s life at home and abroad from an accomplished veteran with a rich experience in the Canadian military.