Why is every regiment not represented by at least one member?And the official Canadian participation
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he and Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser will travel to the United Kingdom on September 16, 2022, to attend the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which will...pm.gc.ca
Prime Minister announces Canadian delegation to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IISeptember 15, 2022
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he and Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser will travel to the United Kingdom on September 16, 2022, to attend the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which will take place in London on September 19, 2022. Prime Minister Trudeau will be accompanied by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.
Canada will also be represented by former governors general the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and the Right Honourable David Johnston, as well as former prime ministers the Right Honourable Kim Campbell, the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, the Right Honourable Paul Martin, and the Right Honourable Stephen Harper. They will be joined by Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed, and President of the Métis National Council Cassidy Caron, as well as the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet and former High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Janice Charette, and current High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Honourable Ralph Goodale.
Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and representatives of regiments of the Canadian Armed Forces will join uniformed personnel from other Commonwealth countries for the service on September 19.
In addition, the Canadian delegation will include members of the Order of Canada Mark Tewksbury, Gregory Charles, and Sandra Oh and Cross of Valour recipient Leslie Arthur Palmer. They will participate in a procession of recipients of national honours as part of the service.
The day of Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral in the United Kingdom will be marked in Canada with a National Day of Mourning and a national commemorative ceremony held at Christ Church Cathedral, the Anglican cathedral in Ottawa. The ceremony will be attended by former prime ministers the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and the Right Honourable Joe Clark, and all Members of Parliament have been invited. The ceremony will be broadcast live for everyone to watch.
Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as well as the following regiments of the Canadian Armed Forces will participate in the service:
- The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
- The Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers
- The Governor General’s Horse Guards
- The King’s Own Calgary Regiment
- Royal 22e Régiment
- Governor General’s Foot Guards
- The Canadian Grenadier Guards
- The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders
- Le Régiment de la Chaudière
- The Royal New Brunswick Regiment
- The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment
- 48th Highlanders of Canada
- The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada
- The Calgary Highlanders
- Canadian Armed Forces Legal Branch
- Air Reserve
I think that’s for the parade here in Ottawa. I’m likely wrong though.According to reporting on CBC, the Canadian military participation will be 100 pers total, 30 each from Army, Navy and Air Force plus 10 from CANSOF. The RCMP will provide a mounted element.
Quite the guest list...
Victoria and George Cross heroes honoured with Queen funeral invites: Iraq war veteran who saved his platoon in rocket fire, RAF ace who sunk Nazi U-boat and retired cop who protected Princess Anne from kidnap
- All living holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross will be invited to the Queen's funeral
- Recipients of the VC include an RAF ace who sunk a German U-boat and Iraq War veterans
- GC holders including ex-police officer who saved Princess Anne from her would-be kidnapper
- They will join royals and world leaders including US President Joe Biden at Westminster Abbey
- Russia, Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan have not been invited to the state funeral
British military heroes who hold the Victoria Cross - including an RAF ace who sunk a German U-boat then landed his damaged plane while wounded - will be invited to the Queen's funeral on Monday.www.dailymail.co.uk
Keith Payne sold his original medals to the Aussie War Museum. His reasoning was that he couldn't split his VC amongst his 4 children, so he did the next best thing. If you have a chance, look him up on Google. One of the last living legends from Vietnam.In that article check out Keith Payne.
I count 22 medals. That man shouldn't be paying taxes. Id say he has done his bit.
. . . There are 28 members of the Australian Defence Force supporting the state funeral.
. . . Sixty-four members of the Canadian Armed Forces will also be involved in the funeral.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were able to meet with troops from the 48th Highlanders of Canada, the Governor General's Foot Guard, the Régiment de la Chaudière, and the Canadian Armed Forces Legal Branch.
. . . There are also 25 members of the New Zealand Defence Force playing a supporting role.
Commonwealth troops will play a role in the state funeral alongside the British Forces, paying their respects to the Queen.www.forces.net