Haynes, Daniel L. J.

  • Township: East Nissouri
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Branch: 1st Royal Canadian Regiment; Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Wars Served: War on Terror
    Peacetime Operations (military service during peace time)
  • Currently serving
  • Country enlisted with: Canada


Daniel L. J. Haynes, son of Larry and Jewel Haynes of Kintore, comes from a long line of military men as he is the grandson of John Haynes of WW2 and great, great nephew of Jesse Haynes WW1. He was in the reserves from 1997 to 1999. He joined the 4th Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment through the co-op course at St. Marys DCVI, St. Marys, Ontario. Basic training was at Meaford and then he was posted to the 1st Royal Canadian Regiment at Petawawa, Ontario.  He has served in Kosovo, Bosnia and two tours to Afghanistan.  For two tours he was in a LAV 111 (Light Armored Vehicle) made in London, Ontario. For the last tour he was a foot soldier and spent most of his tour in a Forward Operating Base where they kept watch for invasions. In 2007 at CFB Petawawa, they held their first ever Medal Ceremony. The medals are usually given to the soldiers before they return home. With the large number of losses it was held at home to show respect to those who had died and to their families.  In 2007, Dan remustered (changed trades) to the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Dan was posted to Canadian Forces Base 8 Wing Trenton. He is in the 436 Squadron - 8 Air Maintenance Squadron where he works on the Hercules CC-130. This plane is used for heavy transport, Search & Rescue, Air to Air Refueling, Air Drop as well as Tactical. In 2012 he was sent to Atlanta, Georgia for additional training. This will be followed by practical training before he will be able to work on the Hercules on his own.

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