Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 23, 2014 18:00 ET

President of Germany to Receive 21-Gun Salute

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2014) - A 21-gun salute will be fired to welcome the President of Germany at Rideau Hall. The firing is scheduled to commence at 1:00 p.m. on September 24, 2014.

Four 105-mm C3 howitzers from 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery will be positioned at Rideau Hall for the firing. Each gun will fire a blank round, in succession with a standard interval of 10-seconds. Residents are advised that this salute is purely ceremonial in nature and that at no time will their safety or security be in jeopardy. Local residents may be alerted by the loud noise caused by the firing.

Contact Information

  • Captain Alisdair Galbraith
    30th Field Regiment
    Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA)
    613-993-9122

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