Prince Philip Awards Regimental Colour to Canadian Military Battalion

Prince Philip distributed a new regimental flag to a Canadian military battalion in Toronto on Saturday morning, in a ceremony that was arranged partially to commemorate the 200th anniversary of a key battle of the War of 1812. During his speech at the honorable ceremony, Philip alleged that he was “delighted” to be presenting the flag, i.e. known as a regimental colour, to the Petawawa-based Third Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

Mr. Philip confessed that he completely “regretted” the conditions which prevented him to see more of the battalion in recent years, although he boastfully acclaimed that I “followed closely” with the fortunes of all three battalions with “great interest and admiration.” He explained that “as I’ve come to expect after many years as colonel-in-chief, your record is impeccable, whether at home or in deployment abroad,” pointing towards the battalion’s notable record for peacekeeping. Philip highlighted that the ceremony was being conducted on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York. He stated that “I am satisfied that you will cherish these colours as a testimony of past achievements, a memorial to fallen comrades and as a reminder of your duties in the years ahead,” he said.

Regimental colours are deemed as the most prized possessions of every regiment. Lt-Col. David Quick informed reporters on Friday that “It’s a flag but, for us, it really symbolizes what we as a regimental family believe in and the core of the infantry.” He added that “we’re deeply honoured to have him.”

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