Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 09, 2013 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Celebrates Pachino Day

BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 9, 2013) - Approximately 50 Second World War Veterans, members of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (Hast & PER), 48 Highlanders, and The Royal Canadian Regiment will parade outside the Belleville Armouries to celebrate the Landing in Sicily and Pachino Day on July 10, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

When: July 10, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: 187 Pinnacle St., Belleville, Ontario.

What: Members of the Hast & PER, World War Two veterans, 48 Highlanders, and The Royal Canadian Regiment will conduct a parade to honour and remember the 70th anniversary of Landing in Sicily and Pachino Day in 1943 - a significant event in Canadian Second World War history. Prior to the parade at 10:00 a.m. members of the Hast & PER Pipes and Drums will be formally presented with Pipe Banners at 9:30 a.m. The parade will be completed by 11:00 a.m. to be followed by a traditional lunch of spaghetti and red wine.

Media Opportunities: Media are invited to interview members before or after the parade. There will be photo and video opportunities throughout the event. Media are asked to arrive by 9:15 a.m. and to advise Captain Riddle (613-966-2102, terrence.riddle@forces.gc.ca) prior to their arrival.

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