Duke Of Edinburgh In Toronto With 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment

      
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Posted: 27 April 2013 10:00 am

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As Colonel of the regiment, the Duke will present the colours to the battalion today. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been the Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Canadian Regiment since December 1953.

The colour is the regiment’s flag, carrying its battle honours and formerly serving as a rallying point during battle. Nowadays the colours are purely ceremonial, though we sometimes see the guards regiments deploying to Afghanistan with their colours, where they serve no practical purpose, as a symbol of unity at the battle group.

The Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 2rd battalion said, This presentation of a new Colour is a proud moment and we are so pleased to be able to share this day with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

This is a private working visit for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to visit with the Officers and Non-commissioned members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.

His Royal Highness will present the colours at 9am Canadian time, which is 2pm British time.

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