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Colours Presentation 

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His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable Romeo Leblanc being greeted by Maj Gen Llyod Campbell, Commander 1 Canadian Air Division and Col Benoit Marcotte, Wing Commander of 3 Wing Bagotville

Picture this scene. On a frontage of 124 feet, a Griffon helicopter as centerpiece flanked on the left by a CF-18 Hornet and a CT-133 T-Bird. In front of the aircraft, in precedence of order, are all the Canadian provincial and territorial flags. Moving back, we have the parade area, then the dais flanked by appropriate flags, VIP seats and the general audience. To the left of the dais, sits Fang, teeth bared, eyes Tiger bright with pride as she surveys her Squadron. To the left of Fang, her Flag hangs proudly from its staff. Behind and centre to the dais, floats the Flag of the Governor General of Canada.

Sgt Jacques Gionet and a half dozen volunteer assistants from our sister squadron, the 433 Porcupines, ably coordinate the care and seating of spectators and VIPs. It is now 0825 and the MC, Capt Ryan O'Neill prepares the audience on the protocol to follow during salutes, the benediction of the Standard and the arrival/departure of the dignitaries as well as the significance of the days events

Photos unless otherwise indicated were taken by 3 Wing Bagotville Photo Unit and are used with permission of the Commanding Officer 439 Combat Support Squadron.

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