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    The Dragoons march on the square, preparing themselves for the Change of Command parade occurring right after. (Photo by Patrc=icia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The Dragoon's Colours are sacred, handled only by those with the authority to do so. In a symbolic move, Colonel of the Regiment Major General Matthew Macdonald hands it over to new Dragoon Commander Lieutenant Colonel Auld. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Major General Dean Milner and new Dragoon Commander Lieutenant Colonel Auld inspect the troops, getting to know them a little more personally.(Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The Change of Command Certificates were signed by Lieutenant Colonel Auld, Major General Macdonald, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Commander and Reviewing Officer Colonel Conrad Mialkowski and Colonel Graham. This act, in front of all the troops, made the change official. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    As a newly minted colonel, Col Graham looked dapper in his new uniform. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The vehicles of their trade made an appearance during the Dragoon Change of Command Parade. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    His wife Elena helped strip Col Graham of his Lieutenant Colonel uniform. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


The Royal Canadian Dragoons - Change of Command June 28, 2016

Unit News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016


The Royal Canadian Dragoons marked a special occasion when their former Commander Colonel Steve Graham stepped away from his position, allowing Lieutenant Colonel Fraser Auld to take power. Hundreds of Dragoons and their supporters gathered at Worthington Parade Square to see the incredibly powerful military spectacle on June 28.