Canadian Forces
 Change of Command Ceremony


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

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
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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



Air Force

Special Operations Force Command

Three Cheers for General Hillier

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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