RCA per­form Pu­blic Du­ties in UK for first time

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - UN MOT DE L’ADJUDANT- CHEF -

For the first time in 94 years, the Royal Ca­na­dian Air Force sent a contin­gent to the Uni­ted King­dom to per­form Puy­blic Du­ties for Her Ma­jes­ty Queen Eli­za­beth II.

More than 120 mem­bers of the Royal Ca­na­dian Air Force from across Ca­na­da par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the de­ploy­ment, in­clu­ding the RCAF Band. It was the first time that a Ca­na­dian contin­gent from a branch other than the ar­my par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the ho­no­ra­ry ser­vice in the Uni­ted King­dom for Her Ma­jes­ty Queen Eli­za­beth II. The contin­gent was un­der the com­mand of Ma­jor Vé­ro­nique Ga­gné and in­clu­ded mem­bers from each of the 14 RCAF squa­drons. Ma­jor Vé­ro­nique Ga­gné is a na­tive of Al­ma, LacSaint- Jean, who al­so ser­ved for se­ve­ral years in Ba­got­ville. She was sup­por­ted by Mas­ter War­rant Of­fi­cer Di­pen Mis­try, a mem­ber of 2 Wing Ba­got­ville. The contin­gent was na­med the Queen's Guard; well na­med as they will per­form the ser­vices of ho­nor, en­trus­ted with guar­ding the so­ve­rei­gn and the of­fi­cial royal re­si­dences in the Uni­ted King­dom, in sup­port of the ci­vil au­tho­ri­ties. Ho­no­ra­ry ser­vices in­clude Bu­ckin­gham Pa­lace, St James Pa­lace, Wind­sor Castle and the To­wer of Lon­don. Ca­na­dians al­so exer­ci­sed free­dom of re­si­dence in the ci­ty of Fol­kes­tone on Ju­ly 4th, and par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the In­ter­na­tio­nal Avia­tion Day at Yeo­vil­ton Na­val Air Sta­tion on Ju­ly 7th and the Royal In­ter­na­tio­nal Air Tat­too from Ju­ly 13th-

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