The Memorable 2010 Regimental Parade
L2R Our Host 1.Robert Webb 2.Shorty 3.Susan 5.Maj.Gen.David Chalmers 7. Brigadier Ian (Luigi) Bryant.
Here they come. A fine body of men marching on to the parade ground under watchful eyes.
On your markers FALL IN!
Alll present and correct SIR!
It was at this point that the list of promotions was worked through beginning with Troopers promoted to Lance Corporals and working through to Captain promoted to Major. but not until the troops were inspected by Sergeant Courage in a spectacular fly past.
Amongst the promotions were, of course, Sergeant Courage promoted to W.O.II
Citation read by Comanding Officer Lt. Colonel Simon Johnstone and the proud Courage listens intently.
And returns the C.O's Salute
Does a smart RIGHT TURN! and marches/flies back to his position at right of the line
And poses for the traditional studio photo with his new badge of rank gauntlet crown.
A moving promotion which revealed the wonderful human heart of the Regiment.
needs no words
My Captain is now my Major. Hard work and dedication earns a just reward.
A sombre note is introduced by our outgoing Honorary Colonel of the Regiment, the ever popular, with all ranks, Brigadier Ian Bryant who wishes every member "Good Soldiering, Good Luck, but Not Goodbye."
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Stepping up to the plate as Honorary Colonel of the Regiment is Major Gerneral David Chalmers.
THEN CAME THE PRESENTATIONS AWARDS AND REWARDS INCLUDING THE SPECTACULAR KELDIE CUP AND THEN THE COMMANDING OFFICER'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE PRESENTED BY THE C/O. OF THE REGIMENT Lt.Col.Simon Johnstone AND SECRETARY OF 2/6 CAVALRY COMMANDO REGIMENT AND 2nd. CAVALRY REGIMENT ASSOCIATION (Vic.) Inc. Susan Winifred Stafford-McLaughlin
With a few well chosen words of encouragement, Susan hands over the Cash reward that goes with the trophy
There were numerous awards and promotions which deserve equal coverage in this report and will be acknowledged just as soon as the team gather the appropriate information, but, for now, we'll DISMISS! (Thanks Joe) and get on with the social end to this perfect day.
Brendan Kingston gives Shorty his precious plumes.
"Such a perfect day, I'm so glad I spent it with you"♪♫
(Now for the barbecue and a beer)
All photographs were supplied by Regt. Photographer through L/Cpl. Robert Webb our excellent caring Host