Saturday, October 13, 2012

Canadian Light Infantry Pushes the Envelope

"The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) is pushing the envelope for their 150th anniversary celebrations," writes Kaleigh Rogers on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Hamilton website.

Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Stepaniuk, commanding officer for the RHLI is quoted as saying,  "The RHLI, as a member of the Canadian Army Reserves, serve as “part-time soldiers. While most of the militia work full-time jobs and only dedicate a few hours a week to the group, they’re trained to be called upon should disaster strike the area. Occasionally, they’re even called into duty."

“We’ve sent more than 65 soldiers to Afghanistan,” Stepaniuk said. “In fact, one of them is on the stamp: Major J.P. Hoekstra.”  who appears as the most modern dress soldier on the stamp—a slightly altered version of a photograph from his tour in Afghanistan.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM