Post Tagged with: "Remembrance Day"

1918 - 2018 - Looking back on Canada’s role in World War 1

1918 – 2018 – Looking back on Canada’s role in World War 1

November 6, 2018 at 8:49 am
From left: Acting Wing Commander LCol J. Pilon, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 Chairman Rick Russell, 4 Wing CWO R. Nault, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 Executive Member Mary MacKay, and City of Cold Lake Councillor Duane Lay donned their Legion poppies on Thursday Oct. 25, 2018.

Century of history – Countdown to the hundred-year anniversary of the armistice

October 30, 2018 at 10:13 am

CHRISTOPHER KING, One hundred years after the armistice was signed between the Allied and Central powers, Remembrance Day continues the tradition of honouring the sacrifices and educating the new generations about the cost of war. Leading up to Nov. 11, 2018, the Cold Lake Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 pinned poppies onto the 4 Wing leadership team as well as a Cold Lake city councillor Duane Lay. Lieutenant-Colonel (Lt.-Col.) Jonathan Pilon, acting Wing Commander, saidRead More

401 Squadron personnel march past in St Paul.
Photo: OS Justin Spinello, Wing Imaging

Cold Lake units support Remembrance Day in neighbouring communities

November 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

The Courier Units from 4 Wing headed out to surrounding communities November 11 to lend their support to Remembrance Day activities. Most of the units have long-standing friendships with the various communities and their Legion branches. Wing CE went to Bonnyville, 10 FTTS went to Mallaig, 1 AMS went to Lac La Biche and 401 Squadron visited St Paul for Remembrance Day. 42 Radar Squadron was on exercise in Wainwright, and paraded with 1 CMBG.Read More

419 Squadron conducted a flypast with four CT-155 Hawk aircraft.
Photo: Doug Sage

City of Kamloops Squadron goes “home” for Remembrance Day

November 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Lt Jesse Haggart-Smith The Moosemen of 419 TF(T)S continued their unique relationship with the city of Kamloops, BC by providing a fly-past and participating in the city’s Remembrance Day ceremonies. A contingent of 20 fighter instructors and students led by LCol Colin “Moose” Marks arrived on November 10, and were received with a memorial dinner provided by the city. The next morning, 419 Squadron paraded with the Rocky Mountain Rangers (Kamloops’ reserve infantry unit), andRead More

Photo: Avr Caitlin Paterson, Wing Imaging

Scenes from Remembrance Day 2017

November 14, 2017 at 4:23 pm

The Courier It has been 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele, 99 years since the end of the First World War. Canadians have since answered the call to another World War, and have served in combat and in peacekeeping around the world. Many have died. “At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.”

Todd Farrell, left, plays at September’s Battle of Britain ceremony.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

The Last Post presents challenges for buglers

November 14, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Jeff Gaye The focal point of a Remembrance Day ceremony is the two minutes’ silence in honour of those who have died. A bugler sounds The Last Post to signal the beginning of the silence, and The Rouse (“Reveille”) to signal its end. For trumpet players, The Last Post is not especially difficult, at least technically. But its importance, and the conditions under which it is often played, can bring special challenges. WO Bruno GodereRead More