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    Hundreds of soldiers stood on Simmonds Parade Square on June 29.(Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Former 2 RCHA Commander LCol Hatton leaves the parade with his wife Chantal and son Grayson. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    This gift was bestowed upon LCol Hatton by his driver Master Corporal Ben Horst. It pictured many different events that occurred during his tenure. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Horses were brought out on parade, harkening back to a time when animals were still used in the regiment. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The 2 RCHA colours are affixed upon their weaponry. As such, this M109 self-propelled Howitzer was marched around the square in lieu of a flag. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The new commander LCol Hampton asks for permission to march the troops around the parade square. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Reviewing Officer Col Mialkowski and his Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Mercer supervises the official Change of Command Ceremony, smiling as LCol Hatton prepares to sign away his command to LCol Hampton. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Despite the formality of the occasion, LCol Hatton can't help but smile. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - Change of Command June 29, 2016

Unit News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016


It was a day to remember as former Commander of 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA) Lieutenant Colonel Sonny Hatton handed over his position to LCol Geoff Hampton.