Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) Memorial Program
The Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III Monument Program recognizes the service and sacrifice of the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan by providing full-size demilitarized replica LAV IIIs to qualifying communities throughout Canada. These vehicles were originally manufactured by Canadians at General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLSC) in London, Ontario and were instrumental to our troops in carrying out their missions while in Afghanistan.
The monuments will be created from decommissioned LAV III hulls, donated by the Government of Canada. The cost of replication will be funded by interested communities who receive approval from the Selection Committee to install these monuments.
The LAV III Monument program was announced on November 5, 2014 with a prototype monument sponsored by the Government of Canada and built by GDLSC.
Then, on June 19th, 2015, the Town of Oromocto and Fredericton was awarded this prototype monument by the Selection Committee for submitting the most compelling application.
Program Fast Facts
- The LAV III Monument program will be administered by Canada Company LAV III
- Monuments will be built from demilitarized LAV IIIs by Militex Coating Inc. and Fanshawe College students in London, Ontario
- Each monument will cost $15,000, plus applicable sales tax
- Installation, estimated to be $10,000 per unit, will be paid for by communities and sponsorships
- Transportation of the monument, from London, Ontario, will be the responsibility of the community
The LAV III Monuments will be delivered to communities in Canada that make formal applications meeting the specified requirements (location, maintenance, recognition).