Veteran’s service cards to be reintroduced

National Defence

The CAF is reintroducing cards, known as the NDI 75, as a veteran’s service card intended to acknowledge the service of members and to encourage an enduring affiliation with the CAF. The Legion has not yet received all of the details so the purpose of this article is to provide advance notice of the imminent implementation of the NDI 75 Veteran’s Service Card (VSC), which replaces the former NDI 75 Record of Service Card.

Eligibility for this card is aligned with Veterans Affairs Canada’s definition of a veteran and will be issued to all CAF members who successfully completed basic training and honourably released.

The new Veteran’s Service Card will be distributed in stages beginning in September 2018. The first stage includes all newly releasing Canadian Armed Forces members.

Interested veterans, who released from the Canadian Armed Forces between April 1, 2016, and September 2018, can apply for the card during stage two beginning in December 2018.

The third stage will begin in the summer of 2019, and will see cards produced and issued upon request, to all eligible veterans released prior to February 2016. 

A general inquiry NDI 75 telephone line is to be created for stages 2 and 3 and will be announced as soon as available.

Serving You is written by Legion command service officers. To reach a service officer, call toll-free 1-877-534-4666, or consult a command website. 



The next issue in the award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story is Canada and the Victoria Cross. No one ever set out to earn a Victoria Cross, which is awarded for “valour in the face of the enemy.” For dozens of action-packed accounts of valour and sacrifice on the battlefield, order Canada and the Victoria Cross as your next issue!