Matthew KIDD – Lil’ RCEME Pony!

Matthew KIDD
Rimouski, Quebec

We were asked to review a number of photographic images of ex Corporal Matthew KIDD, a former member of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (2004-2010) who resides in Rimouski, Quebec.

Several individuals who served with Kidd during his recruit / trades training and in Garrison Petawawa questioned his entitlement to any of the three medals he wore while participating in RCL events as either the branch’s 1st Vice President or the Sergeant at Arms.

After a considerable amount of research, we had significant concerns over his claims of service as a Vehicle Technician in Afghanistan and Haiti and having any entitlement to the South West Asia Service Medal, the General Campaign Star (SWA) and the Operational Service Medal (Humanitas) .

So, in accordance with our long established procedures, we discreetly contacted him with the goal of determining his military history. Kidd told us that his deployed service was legit and he’d provide us with proof of his medallic entitlement.

After several days of being blown off by him, the decision was taken to publicly expose his medallic fuckery™️ on our media platforms.

As a result of him being showcased, Mr Kidd surrendered the medals that he wore without lawful authority for appropriate disposal action to a select group of veterans belonging to Quebec Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. That action along with his written apology may have saved him a visit from law enforcement authorities carrying a copy of s419 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Arte et Marte

The three medals surrendered by Mr Kidd to a representative of the RCL. Left to right, the South West Asia Service Medal, the General Campaign Star (South West Asia) and the Operational Service Medal.