Above image: The Remembrance Day Ceremony takes place at the National War Memorial on November 11, 2017 in Ottawa, ON. Photo: Corporal (Cpl) MacIsaac, Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa).
This year’s Remembrance Day Sentry Program Personnel have been announced.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the deserving service personnel selected for the 11 November 2023 Remembrance Day vigil in Ottawa,” stated CANFORGEN 157/23 from Acting Chief Military Personnel and Acting Commander Military Personnel Command (CMP/CMPC) Command LGen Lise Bourgon.
Created in 1998, the Remembrance Day Sentry Program publicly recognizes Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members from both the Regular and the Reserve Force and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), for their service to Canada.
National War Memorial Sentries
The following personnel will form the vigil for the National War Memorial:
- CANSOFCOM – Sentry Commander, Sgt J.R. Buckle, CFB Petawawa
- RCN – Royal Canadian Navy Sentry, S1 M. J. Chenier, HMCS Charlottetown
- CA – Canadian Army Sentry, Cpl K.C.K Wong, CFB Kingston
- RCAF – Royal Canadian Air Force Sentry, MCPL B.R. Rowland, CFB Winnipeg
- RCMP – RCMP Sentry, Sgt R. Sinclair
- MILPERSCOM – Nursing Officer, Capt K. Nguyen, 1 Canadian Field Hospital, Montreal
- Special Guest to Chief of the Defence Staff – Mcpl. J.F. Lavergne, CFB Valcartier
- CA – Canadian Ranger Sentry, Pte. C.L. Bluecoat, Fort Severn CRP
- Indigenous Council – Eagle Staff Bearer, Sgt. S. Leblanc, CFB Shilo
- DHH – Directorate of History and Heritage – Musician, MCpl J.C. Langridge, CFB Winnipeg
- DHH – Directorate of History and Heritage – Musician, WO J.C. McFarlane, Central Band, Ottawa
National War Cemetery Sentries
The CANFORGEN also included personnel forming the vigil at the National War Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa:
- CANSOFCOM – Sentry Commander, Sgt J.J.G.Y. Dalpe, CFB Petawawa
- RCN – Royal Canadian Navy Sentry, S1 M.W. Townshend – James, CFB Esquimalt
- CA – Canadian Army Sentry, Pte E. Cameron, CFB Valcartier
- RCAF – Royal Canadian Air Force Sentry, Cpl. J.A. Gleerup, CFB Esquimalt
- RCMP – RCMP Sentry, Sgt K. Chamberland, Ottawa
- MILPERSCOM – Canadian Forces Health Services Sentry, Sgt R.J. Villeneuve, CFB Edmonton
- CA – Canadian Ranger Sentry, MCpl R. Chuckry, 4 CRPG
- Indigenous Council – Eagle Staff Bearer, S1 T. Harris, MARPAC
- DHH – Directorate of History and Heritage – Musician, MS E.G. Bellman, MARLANT Band
- DHH – Directorate of History and Heritage – Musician, MCpl A. Devitt, Seaforth of Canada, Vancouver.
LGen Bourgon and Chief Warrant Officer Military Personnel Command CWO Martin Rousseau “extend congratulations to all selected military personnel.”