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Media Advisory: Governor General to Preside Over the Canadian Forces Change of Command Ceremony


OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2012) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over the ceremony marking the Change of Command of the Canadian Forces from General Walt Natynczky to Lieutenant-General Tom Lawson, who will be promoted as General. The ceremony will take place at the Canadian War Museum, on Monday, October 29, 2012, at 9 a.m.

Upon his arrival, the Governor General will receive full military honours and conduct the inspection of a 50-member Canadian Forces guard of honour. During the ceremony, His Excellency, as Commander-in-Chief, will sign the Change of Command certificates and present the pennant to the newly appointed Chief of the Defence Staff. He will also address Canadian Forces members and guests.

For more information about the ceremony, and to confirm attendance, media are requested to contact the Department of National Defence Media Liaison Office at 1 866-377-0811 or, no later than 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday October 26, 2012.

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Marie-Eve Letourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office

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