Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 25, 2010 10:27 ET

Media Advisory: His Excellency to Visit Members of the Governor General's Foot Guards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2010) - As colonel of the Governor General's Foot Guards (GGFG), His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will visit with members of the regiment at Cartier Square Drill Hall, on Friday, November 26, 2010, at 5 p.m.

Upon his arrival, the Governor General will meet with the Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding of the Regiment, the Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, the Regimental Sergeant-Major, members of the Regimental Council, and WWII and Afghanistan veterans, in the Officer's Mess.

His Excellency will then visit the Regimental Museum, the Band Room and the Junior Ranks' and the Sergeants' Messes. He will address soldiers, cadets, members of the Foot Guards Association and families on the parade square.

About the GGFG

The GGFG is a primary reserve infantry battalion raised on June 7, 1872 in Ottawa. They have been supporting the governor general and participating in official events at Rideau Hall since the year the regiment was formed. Every summer, the GGFG perform the Changing the Guard ceremony and post sentries at Rideau Hall. Mobilized for the Second World War in 1939, and later allocated to the 4th Division, the unit was converted to armour in 1942, for the remainder of the war. Post-war, the regiment reverted to its infantry origins and today serves as a component of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, in Ottawa.

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the GGFG.

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