Canadian Forces
 Change of Command Ceremony


Snowbirds

General Rick Hillier Passes His Title of Chief of Defence Staff
to
 General Walter Natynczyk
 
July 2, 2008
Canadian Reception Centre in Uplands


with
The SkyHawks: Canadian Forces Parachute Team
a 21-Gun salute
and a Tank that carried Hillier off to retirement


General Rick Hillier

  
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone

Event Photos
©Photos by Lois Siegel


The Governor General's Foot Guards


General Rick Hillier and his wife Joyce


Defence Minister Peter MacKay


Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
General Walt Natynczyk


Susan Wilkins, wife of U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, British High Commissioner Anthony Cary, Afghan Ambassador Omar Samad, German Ambassador Matthias Höpfner, French Ambassador François Delattre, Australian Ambassador William Fisher, Polish Ambassador Piotr Ogrodzinski, Romanian Ambassador Elena Stefoi, Israeli Ambassador Alan Baker


Master Warrant Officer Steve Duhamel


Inspection of Parade by Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada
 and Commander-in-Chief of Canada


The Colour Party
in the role of Flag Party
Royal Military College of Canada


Slovenian Ambassador Tomaz Kunstelj, Swiss Ambassador Werner Baumann, Kenyan High Commissioner Judith Bahemuka, Algerian Ambassador
Smail Benamara; Ukraine Embassy Chargé d'Affairs, Ihor Kyzym; Zimbabwe Ambassador Florence Zano Chideya


Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
Governor General of Canada



Stephen Thorne, Canadian Press


General Rick Hillier
General Walt Natynczyk


General Walt Natynczyk


A  Member of the Governor General's Foot Guards


   Front Row: Australian Ambassador William Fisher; Polish Ambassador Piotr Ogrodzinski;
Romanian Ambassador Elena Stefoi; Israeli Ambassador Alan Baker
Back Row: 
Norwegian Ambassador Tor Berntin Naess; Tomáš Vacek, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Czech Republic; Slovakia Ambassador Stanislav Opiela


Armoured Personnel


Armoured Personnel


Navy


Army


Air Force


Special Operations Force Command


Three Cheers for General Hillier


Pipers
Chief Warrant Officer Ian Ferguson (left)
Captain John Richel (back row centre)
 Mike Gilles, Pipe Major for the Calgary Highlanders (center)
 General Walt Natynczyk (right)


Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Defense Minister Peter MacKay


 General Walt Natynczyk


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