Ho­no­ra­ry Co­lo­nel De­mers set the bar high

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

On Sep­tem­ber 7th, Co­lo­nel Luc Guillette, Com­man­ding Of­fi­cer of 2 Wing, pre­si­ded at the inau­gu­ra­tion ce­re­mo­ny of his new Ho­no­ra­ry Co­lo­nel, Lot­fi Ghat­tas. The ar­ri­val of Mr. Ghat­tas at this po­si­tion al­so mar­ked the re­ti­re­ment of Ho­no­ra­ry Co­lo­nel Ro­ger De­mers, who has been Ho­no­ra­ry Co­lo­nel since 2013.

Mr. De­mers was the first Ho­no­ra­ry Co­lo­nel of 2 Wing. His in­vol­ve­ment, his sim­pli­ci­ty and his de­di- ca­tion were ap­pa­rent those who knew him. all Du­ring the five years of his te­nure Mr. De­mers kept him­self bu­sy. From 2013 to 2018, he avid­ly wor­ked to pro­mote the Wing th­rough the RCAF and his other ho­no­ra­ry co­lo­nels. He contri­bu­ted to the ou­treach of the unit to in­fluen­tial ins­ti­tu­tions in Sa­gue­nay and Que­bec. He was the Chair of the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Friends of the RCA Foun­da­tion from 2013 to 2015. This foun­da­tion sup- ports, among other things, the Air De­fense Mu­seum in Ba­got­ville and, un­der his di­rec­tion, has set an ad­di­tio­nal goal, ad­ded sup­port for mi­li­ta­ry fa­mi­lies. Re­cent­ly, Mr. De­mers was awar­ded the So­ve­rei­gn's Me­dal for Vo­lun­teers in re­cog­ni­tion of his si­gni­fi­cant vo­lun­teer contri­bu­tions. Mr. De­mers' five years as Ho­no­ra­ry Co­lo­nel of 2 Wing mar­ked the short his­to­ry of the unit and set a ve­ry high bar for his suc­ces­sors.

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