Sgt (Ret) Tyson Bowen
Having been selected, he deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group with India Company, 7 Platoon, Alpha Section. Tyson completed his first tour of duty in September of 2007 having spent almost 8 months in Afghanistan.
When he returned, he completed a component transfer to the Regular Forces to rejoin comrades based at 5 Division Support Base Gagetown with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. Tyson went on to deploy a second time in 2010 with the 2nd Battalion to Afghanistan from April to November 2010 having completed a combined total of 435 days in Afghanistan.
Tyson was diagnosed with PTSD in 2015 and was medically released from the Canadian Armed Forces in November 2018 retiring as a Sergeant. He now resides back in Nova Scotia and has undertaken the project of creating a veterans society in Lorne, NS.
Afghanistan War | 2001 – 2014
Starting in December 2001 Canadian special forces soldiers arrived in Afghanistan. In 2003 Canada begins contributions to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) as part of Operation ATHENA.
In 2005 Canada assumes leadership of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, followed by Canadian lead Operation MEDUSA, the largest Canadian combat operation since the Korean War.
Operation ATTENTION begins in 2011 as Canadians start to train the national security forces in Afghanistan. This continues until 2014, when Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan ends.
Family Farm History
Originally from Holland, liberated by Canadian Soldiers and immigrated to Canada after WWII
Original land owners are friends to the Bowen family
Plans to incorporate their family history and land into this venture
Sellers are proud to be contributing to the welfare of Canadian Veterans and now helping soldiers who once helped them
Pictou County has a long standing history of large contributions to the Canadian Military