Tag Archives: Courage

Feature Story – Answers Sought Over Army’s Use of Malaria Drug Mefloquine (Sima Kotecha, BBC)

“How can it be that we have a situation where this loyalty and duty of care that should be delivered by the surgeon general and the defence chiefs is a complete deficit?”  Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Marriott MBE (retd) There are … Continue reading

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Our Stories – Mr John Dowe

 Mr John Dowe John is a Canadian veteran who describes himself as “a commando, a boxer, an activist and a humanist.” He spent ten years in the Canadian Forces, from 1990-2000, reaching the rank of Master Corporal. In 1993 John deployed … Continue reading

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Feature Story – Mefloquine and the Canadian Airborne Regiment in the “Somalia Affair” 1993

“This is not who I am, John.” Private Kyle Brown, Canadian Army, 1993 In 1993 Canadian soldier John Dowe deployed to Somalia with the Canadian Airborne Regiment. During this deployment the soldiers were used as subjects in an unethical mefloquine drug trial. … Continue reading

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Our Stories – Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Marriott MBE (retd)

 Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Marriott MBE (retd) Andrew was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1977 then served with the Second Battalion in Northern Ireland, West Germany, West Berlin and the Falkland Islands. He graduated from the Pakistan Command and … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand Against Mistreatment of Veterans, Rampant Corruption and Poor Leadership

“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.” Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, 2013 Mefloquine is an antimalarial drug that has been widely used by military forces around the world since the late 1980s and remains in use to … Continue reading

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Inaugural Patron Appointed for the International Mefloquine Veterans’ Alliance

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our inaugural Patron, Major General Alastair Duncan CBE DSO (retd). The Troops Patron of the International Mefloquine Veterans’ Alliance Major General Alastair Duncan CBE DSO, British Army (retd) Alastair Duncan was commissioned … Continue reading

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