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Governor General's Foot Guards

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Transcript of Governor General's Foot Guards

Governor General's Foot Guards
HISTORY
ROLES AND CONTRIBUTIONS
CURRENT STATUS
COMMANDERS
OVERVIEW
What is a GGFG?
Is a senior reserve infantry regiment in Canada
The regiment is located in Ottawa at the Cartier Square Drill Hall
Is a part of Royal Canadian Infantry corps and shares a branch of being part of the Militia/Canadian Army
Makes up an entire batallion, comprises of over 200 soldiers and officers
Established in June 7, 1872 approved by Queen Victoria
Has operational and ceremonial roles like mounting guard on Parliament Hill and Rideau Hall
Has been a fixture in Canada for over 140 years and have provided a ceremonial and functional presence throughout the Ottawa area
MOTTO:
CIVITAS ET PRINCEPS CURA NOSTRA

"Our country and ruler are our concern"
TIMELINE
June 7, 1872
Queen Victoria approved militia general Order 16, authorizing the formation of foot guards in Ottawa
The foot guards were to have the same status as her foot guards in the Imperial Army
A few years later, this regiment has been headquartered at the Cartier Square Drill Hall
1884-1885
took part in the Nile Expedition in 1884
provided sharpshooters at the quell of the North West Rebellion in 1885
1914-1918
Served in the South African War
Participated in the Great War 1914-1918 where two of its members won the Victoria Cross
1939-1945
Participated in WW2 as the Forth Canadian Amoured Division
Following the Normandy campaign they served in Belgium and Holland
Involved in battles like Veen
116 lives were deceased
1990's-PRESENT
soldiers deployed to the 1997 Manitoba floods and full company to the 1998 ice storm
From December 2006, April 2009 and again from April 2010 to September 2012, the Regiment was assigned the role as lead unit
Also supported planned domestic operations and greatly contributed to Op CADENCE 2010 (G8/G20)
Current Commander
Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin MacLean
Colonel in Chief
Elizabeth II
Colonel of the Regiment
David Lloyd Johnston
camp flag
Regimental Colour
FLAGS
Battle Honours
North West Canada
, 1885
South Africa
1899-1900
World War I:
Ypres 1915
1917 Flers-Courcelette, Passchendaele,
Gravenstafel,
Amiens,
1915, Vimy
World War II:

The Hochwald,
The Rhineland,
Chambois,
The Scheldt,
Falaise Road,
Bad Zwichenahn,
BASIC STATUS
Active in Canada from 1861 to present
Contains foot guards that perpetuate the 2nd Canadian Battalion
Of Primary Reserves and functions as light infantry
Part of Royal Canadian Infantry Corps with a Garrison/HQ located in Ottawa
Preceded by Royal 22nd Regiment and succeeded by The Canadian Grenadier Guards
ALLIANCES
UK-Coldstream Guards
DRILL HALL
Cartier Square Drill Hall
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