William "Bill" Charles Resch
The regiment is saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Resch. From his obituary at grahamfuneralhome.ca:
The full obituary can be found here.
70th Anniversary of the Appointment of HM Queen Elizabeth II
as Colonel-in-Chief of the Allied Regiment
July 2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the appointment of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Colonel-in-Chief of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s). In 1947 HM was still Princess Elizabeth and the Argylls had not yet been amalgamated into The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
The current regimental association of the Argylls hosted an event to mark their special relationship with HM Queen Elizabeth (who incidentally became Colonel-in-Chief of The Calgary Highlanders in 1981).
Honorary-Colonel Michael Shaw and wife Linda attended the event. They were hosted by Brigadier-General Bruce Russell, Chairman of the Trustees of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at their headquarters in Stirling Castle.
Colonel Shaw notes:
Colonel Shaw presented an oakleaf plaque to the trustees, with the inscription:
Presented to The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Colonel (ret.) A.K. Miller receives
a plaque from The Calgary Highlanders.
Change of Command/Appointment
Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Cox,
The Calgary Highlanders hosted a unique parade on which both senior members of the command team relinquished their duties to successors. Lieutenant-Colonel Kyle Clapperton, who assumed command of The Calgary Highlanders in 2014, handed command of the unit to Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Cox. Chief Warrant Officer Chris Tucker was similarly succeeded in the appointment of Regimental Sergeant Major by Chief Warrant Officer Glenn Fedoruk.
Lloyd A. Swick, MSM, CD, BSc
The regiment is saddened to learn of the passing of Lloyd Swick, who served as an officer with The Calgary Highlanders during the Second World War. The official obituary published in the Ottawa Citizen is reproduced below. Mr. Swick was seen in recent years at the national commemoration of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day in the national capital.
Swick ended the war as a lieutenant in "D" Company. A correspondent writing for a souvenir edition of "The Glen" shortly after the war ended recalled:
In addition to an obituary, a tribute to Swick by Kelly Egan of the Ottawa Citizen was published following his death (link to the original article here):
Thank you to Warrant Officer (ret.) Ed Storey for the copy of the obituary which appeared in the Ottawa Citizen:
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