Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 03, 2013 12:53 ET

Media Advisory: Chaplain General Change of Appointment and Installation Ceremony

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2013) - Media are invited to observe the Change of Appointment and Installation of the Canadian Armed Forces Chaplain General at the Beechwood Cemetery's Beechwood Memorial Centre on September 4, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, will preside over the ceremony. Brigadier-General John Fletcher will take over Chaplain General responsibilities from Brigadier-General Karl McLean.

The Chaplain General serves as the head of the military Chaplain Branch and is responsible for supporting the religious needs of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families.

When: Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Beechwood Memorial Centre
Beechwood Cemetery
280 Beechwood Ave
What: A Change of Appointment and Installation ceremony for the Chaplain General of the CAF.

Notes to editor/news director: Media who are planning to attend should be on site and in place at the centre no later than 10:15 a.m. Parking is available at Beechwood Cemetery.

Contact information: Please contact Captain Matt Zalot, Chief of Military Personnel Public Affairs, at 613-992-5404 or by e-mail at

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