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Change of Command Parade
6 November 2010

Photos by Nancy Desilets, www.PhotosOverTime.ca

All images are thumbnailed, click to enlarge.

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Vernon ended his tour of command on 6 November 2010; his successor, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Owens, took over at a traditional Change of Command Parade at Mewata Armouries.

Officers wait to fall in.
Captain ter Kuile and Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Arnott share a moment of humour before the parade.
Lieutenant Colonel Vernon at the head of the Regiment for the final time.

Lieutenant Colonel Owens takes the visiting dignitaries on an inspection tour, including Irene Bakker the Dutch Honorary Consul and the Commander of 41 Canadian Brigade Group, Colonel Paul J. Bury, CD.

Representatives from many local reserve units and commands were in attendance.

Cadets from affiliate Calgary Highlanders corps were on parade with the Regiment.

The parade was one of the last for Pipe Major Michael Giles; a unit tradition is for the Pipe Major to wear the personal pipe banner of the Commanding Officer, and to transfer the banner on the change of command parade.

Several members of the regiment were also recognized or decorated on the parade. Corporal MacDougall received the General Campaign Star for service in Afghanistan as part of Task Force 3-09.

Receiving the Canadian Forces Decoration for long service and good conduct were Major Simon Cox, Captain Dan Davidson, Warrant Officer Sean Fletcher, Sergeant William Klein, Master Corporal Jamie Moreau, Master Corporal Jason Peters and Corporal Matt Bird.


 


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