OCdts. On Parade


Sea King crew members earn commendations

21234 Major James Hawthorne (RMC 1998)

“Major Hawthorne’s total control of the situation and the aircraft enabled the subsequent boarding of the pirate vessel.”


Blast kills soldier, narrowly misses top Canadian commander

15696 Jonathan Vance (RRMC 1986)

“Despite his tough exterior, Nick had a big heart, which he lent to everyone in his life and which I had the honour to experience,” said Brig-Gen. Vance. “Although this was his first overseas deployment, he always handled himself as a seasoned infantry soldier.”


Snowbirds share in excitement of unique ‘Canadian moment’

13738 Chris Hadfield (RRMC RMC 1982)

“It’s one of those things where, almost, your emotions get trapped behind you because you’re busy. There’s a whole sequence of things you have to do right when you’re flying a jet, and you have to pay attention to what’s happening, especially when you’re in formation,”



U.S. Central Command head visiting Calgary Stampede With CDS

12320 Walter Natynczyk (RRMC CMR 1979)

“Thank you for allowing us…to show our gratitude for your leadership, enabling the success of our men and women who are deployed shoulder to shoulder,”



19 Wing commander 13991 Col Fred Bigelow (RRMC 1983) welcomed Harvard pilot George Kirbyson to Comox, and presented him with squadron patches to add to the baton being carried across Canada. Credit: Sgt Eileen Redding. SOURCE

13991 Col Fred Bigelow (RRMC 1983), commandant de la 19e Escadre, accueille à Comox le pilote de Harvard George Kirbyson et lui offre les pièces brodées à l’effigie de l’escadron afin qu’elles soient ajoutées au témoin qui traverse le Canada à bord des appareils du vol relais. Photo : Sgt Eileen Redding. SOURCE

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