General C. Foulkes, CC, CB, CBE, DSO, CD

Second World War,
Honours and Awards


Commander, Order of the British Empire

Croix de Guerre avec Palme (France)

Commander, Legion of Honour (France)

Companion, Order of the Bath

Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, with Swords (Holland)

Grand Officier de l'Ordre de la Couronne, avec Palme and Croix de Guerre 1940 avec Palme (Belgium)

Commander, Legion of Merit (United States)

Mention in Despatches (3 occasions).



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3rd Battalion - The Royal Canadian Regiment

3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, occupies Foulkes Barracks at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa, Ontario.


3RCR Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel RW McBride, MSM CD

Commanding Officer LCol R.W. McBride MSM CD
Commanding Officer - LCol R.W. McBride MSM CD

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3RCR Regimental Sergeant Major - CWO K. Olstad MMM CD

Regimental Sergeant Major CWO K. Olstad, CD
Regimental Sergeant Major - CWO K. Olstad, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Olstad enrolled in the Canadian Forces on 02 August 1985. After completion of Recruit and Basic Training in 1986, he was posted to 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment, Mike Coy, Kapyong Barracks, Winnipeg, Manitoba. During this time, he attained Infantry specific courses such as Communicator, Machine Gun, Driver Wheel and Driver Track.

Two years later he was posted to CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany remaining with Mike Company 3 RCR. CWO Olstad received his appointment to the rank of Master Corporal in 1989, after completion of the Infantry Section Commander Course in Germany. In late 1990, he deployed to Doha, Qatar as part of the first Gulf War, as a Section 2IC. Other highlights from the tour in Germany included various exchanges and exercises with other Nations, and the opportunity to complete 2 Nijmegen marches and the French Commando Course.

Upon return to Canada in late 1992, he was employed in various positions within the 1st Battalion such as Delta Company, Charles Company, Anti Armour, 9er TAC and also deploying to the Balkans with Bravo Coy in '93-'94. CWO Olstad was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1996, and posted to the Land Force Area Training Center and held the position of Section Commander and later the standards NCO for the Jr. Leadership course within Ontario.

In 2001, CWO Olstad was promoted to Warrant Officer and posted to 1RCR Bravo Company, 5 platoon and deployed again to the Balkans as a the Platoon 2IC. Upon completion of the tour he was employed in the Bn as Training WO and Anti Armour Pl WO. CWO Olstad was appointed to Charles Coy Quartermaster in 2005 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 with TF 3-06, 1RCR BG. He was awarded the wound stripe for Sept 4th 2006 events. Due to his leadership efforts while he occupied this position he was awarded the Canadian Expeditionary Force Commander Commendation.

In 2007, CWO Olstad was promoted Master Warrant Officer and posted back to 3RCR, Oscar Coy, as Company Sergeant Major. He held this position until early 2008. August 2008, he deployed with TF 3-08, 3RCR BG, Romeo Coy, as CSM Combat Service Support. For his commitment to the wounded and killed in action of the Battle Group, he was awarded a second Canadian Expeditionary Force Commander Commendation.

Upon return to Canada in 2009, CWO Olstad returned to 1RCR and appointed the Drill Sergeant Major. He was employed as the Rear Party SM during the 1RCR BG deployment to Afghanistan. Upon promotion to CWO, Jun 2011, was appointed as the RSM of the 3rd Bn The Royal Canadian Regiment in Petawawa. March 2012 he was appointed to the 62nd list of the OMM and received the MMM by the Governor General.

CWO Olstad is married to Rebecca, and the two of them have three beautiful children; Michael, Derek, and Emma. When not at work the family is actively involved in all their sporting and outdoor activities.


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Battalion Mailing Address:

3rd Battalion
The Royal Canadian Regiment
PO Box 9999 Stn Main
Petawawa ON K8H 2X3

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