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11th Annual RCAF Foundation Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Foundation will host their eleventh Remembrance Day Ceremony this year from the steps of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum, where Wing Commander William G. Barker VC is interred, Canada’s first leader of the RCAF and who is still the most decorated officer in the British Commonwealth. The event will be virtual, as it was last year.

Senior Representatives of the RCAF, along with uniformed members of 16 Wing, will attend the ceremony along members of the Toronto District School Board, RCAF Cadets, and students from nearby Hodgson Middle School. All COVID protocols on site, including masking and social distancing, will be followed.

Members of the Media are invited to attend in person. Due to COVID protocols please register in advance with the RCAF Foundation Senior Communications Associate, Victoria Ollers, at vollers@rogers.com

The ceremony begins at 10:40 AM sharp. To register for the online event, click on – https://www.livemeeting.ca/register/?meet=15059&rel=10280 .

10:40 am ET   Welcome

            National Anthem of Canada

            Commemoration

            Flanders Fields

            Act of Remembrance

            Last Post

11:00 am – Two minutes of silence

            Reveille

            Lament

            Laying of wreaths

            God Save the Queen

Weather permitting, around 11:00 am ET the RCAF will undertake a flyby by a CC130J Hercules aircraft. The aircraft will fly west over Mount Pleasant Cemetery’s mausoleum.

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