We are Ortona, the London Ontario area Unit of the Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units (The C.A.V.).
The C.A.V. is a Veterans organization made up of Veteran and currently serving members of the Armed Forces, and civilian Supporters. Our motto is "Strength and Honour" - the Strength to tackle all tests, the Honour to do it in the best possible way.
We are an Organization, not a Club or Gang. We have Units named after Canadian Battle Honours, not Chapters. We wear a single Crest on our back, not a Patch or Colours. As an Organization, we have no interest in politics or partisan issues. We gather for fun and service to our communities, combining this with our love of motorcycling.
Ortona Unit began in 2005, and from the original 5 members has grown to number more than 60. Following the C.A.V. mandate to "Ride and have fun while helping others", in 2010 we participated in more than 30 memorial, community and charitable events. We also do Unit rides that are just for fun, enjoying the changing Fall colours or a good lunch. During the off season we continue to meet, planning the next years activities and participating in events such as the London Motorcycle Expo.
Look through this website. If what we do interests you, go to the Links page. Visit the National website and read over the C.A.V. Constitution and Membership Form. Then get in touch, and come out and meet us. We will be happy to see you.
See you on the road!