Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 17, 2007 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Graduation Ceremony for 146 Soldiers at Connaught

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2007) - On 18 August there will be a graduation parade for 146 soldiers of the Soldier Qualification Course at Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Center (CRPTC). This marks the completion of common training for these soldiers, after which they will continue with training that is specific for the military trade they will follow such as infantry, artillery, logistics, or others.

Media are invited to join parents in observing the ceremonies. Guests are asked to arrive at the Connaught drill square at 1 PM on Saturday in order to load buses to move into the training area for the final demonstration of skills. In the event of extremely warm weather (which prevents the firing of blanks to be used in the demonstration), this event may be held directly at the parade square.

Information on the recruiting process and how to join can also be made available on request.

Contact Information

  • Captain Howard Chafe
    Echo Company Second in Command