The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) will celebrate the 68th annual Menton Day on December 6.
On Thursday, 1st SFG (A) will hold their wreath laying ceremony scheduled for 8 a.m. followed by an airborne operation.
Menton Day commemorates the inactivation of the combined U.S. and Canadian First Special Service Force on Dec 5, 1944. The first unit was commonly referred to as the “Devils Brigade’ during its service in WWII. The brigade was one of the first special forces units activated, and is credited with a distinguished record of unconventional operations behind enemy lines.
Unfortunately there will be no representatives from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment present for this year’s Menton events.