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Duke Of Edinburgh In Toronto With 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is in Canada, Toronto today to present new colours to the 3rd Batallian Royal Canadian Regiment.

As Colonel of the regiment, the Duke will present the colours to the battalion today. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been the Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Canadian Regiment since December 1953.

The colour is the regiment’s flag, carrying its battle honours and formerly serving as a rallying point during battle. Nowadays the colours are purely ceremonial, though we sometimes see the guards regiments deploying to Afghanistan with their colours, where they serve no practical purpose, as a symbol of unity at the battle group.

The Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 2rd battalion said, This presentation of a new Colour is a proud moment and we are so pleased to be able to share this day with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

This is a private working visit for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to visit with the Officers and Non-commissioned members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.

His Royal Highness will present the colours at 9am Canadian time, which is 2pm British time.

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