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    The 3 RCR colours are proudly marched onto the square. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    2 CMBG Pipes and Drums provide a soundtrack to most of the Change of Commands this year. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Outgoing Commander LCol Graydon and CWO Fudge put the troops on parade. It will be the last time the duo works together. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    At the end of the ceremony, jumpers filled the sky and landed perfectly onto the concrete below. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Members of 3 RCR demonstrated incredible precision as they marched onto the square. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Incoming 3 RCR Commanding Officer LCol Reeves. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The RSM pacestick was handed over as this event also marked the change in regimental sergeant majors. It was passed from CWO Fudge to LCol Graydon to the Colonel of the Regiment, Major-General James Ivan Fenton to LCol Reeves to CWO Durnford. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Soldiers fast rappel from a helicopter in time for the ceremony. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The same event also saw the Change of Appointment between Chief Warrant Officer Bill Fudge (right) and Chief Warrant Officer Andrew “Jack” Durnford (left). (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Colonel of the Regiment Major General Ivan Fenton (seated, second from left) and BGen Conrad Mialkowski (seated, second from right) presided over the 3 RCR Change of Command scroll signing ceremony between LCol Graydon (seated right) and LCol Reeves (seated left). In the back are incoming RSM CWO Durnford, 4th Canadian Division Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Stuart Hartnell, 2 CMBG Sergeant Major CWO Shawn Mercer and outgoing RSM CWO Fudge. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Change of Command - June 17

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017


The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) welcomed a new command team on June 17. The Change of Command Ceremony on Simmonds Parade Square began with soldiers rappelling out of a helicopter, and concluded with a spectacular parachute jump. This highlighted the handover between outgoing 3 RCR Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Will Graydon and incoming CO LCol Kris Reeves.