Sunday, April 26, 2009

Queen's York Rangers Family Day
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My Husband Carl and my Son Alex are in The Queen's York Rangers. They are an Armoured Recce Canadian Reservist Unit that volunteers to fight in Afghanistan.
(Prince Andrew and The Unit)

This weekend was the QYRANG Family Day. We were asked to join the Regiment and His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, The Duke of York at CFB Bordon.

We had a tour of the Range and a BBQ, we had machine gun camp and we watched the promotion of Rangers by Prince Andrew.

Carl was promoted to Corporal from Trooper by the Prince.

The Prince mingled around with us all and made
a wonderful speech about why his unit is so important. He is the Colonal and Chief of The Queen's York Rangers.

The weather at CFB Bordon which is in Angus, ON, Canada was cold and rainy. The men had been on exercise all weekend before we arrived. The Prince flew in by helicopter that morning.

We had a steak BBQ, fired machine guns and had tours of the vehicles and the camp.

You are welcome to view my two facebook albums of the day:

(Prince Andrew Promoting Carl to Corporal from Trooper)

1 comment:

RennyBA said...

What a great report and good to see you had an interesting time.