Royal Central is proud to announce that Master Corporal Retired Warren Brace of the Invictus Game’s Team Canada will be a guest speaker at Brunch for the Brave: In support of our Veterans.
Competing in swimming and indoor rowing, Brace found Prince Harry’s Invictus Games when he realised he could serve his country in a different way from his 22 years of service.
“I can no longer put on my uniform and wear my flag on my shoulder but I discovered that I can represent Canada in a different way through sport. The people that I have met on Team Canada through our two training camps have been inspirational. How much some of them have overcome,” Brace told Royal Central.
First joining the reserves in June of 1989 as an aero technician, Brace was transferred to the Royal Candian Navy in September 1991. He served in Haiti from ’93-’94, finishing his contract in October of 1996.
From there, he went to flight school but “unable to find gainful employment and with a pregnant wife in 2001 [he] tried to enrol in the CAF as a pilot and was told that they were not hiring pilots until 2003. [Brace] decided to enrol as an Aviation Systems Technician and completed trades training in Borden and was posted to 8 Air Maintenance Squadron in 2002 to work on CC130E and H model Hercules Aircraft.”
He was deployed four times to South West Asia and to OP LOBE in support of Canada’s mission in Libya.
While sustaining an injury in Afghanistan, Brace was forced to leave the RCAF. With the gap in a life of service, Brace has now filled it with the Invictus Games adding that it “has been an amazing journey and I cannot wait to compete for Canada.”
True Patriot Love, the charity which won the bid for the 2017 Invictus Games will be supported by the proceeds of Brunch for the Brave: In support of our Veterans.
“I believe that Veterans organisations like True Patriot Love are needed to fill the gap in services that VAC provides and what veterans are missing,” said Brace.
“These organisations give Veterans a chance to come together and share the camaraderie and receive support from other Veterans that may be missing in their lives.”
True Patriot Love continues to stay closely connected to the Games and is committed to ensuring that our brave service men and women continue to receive the essential support they need long after the Games have come and gone.
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