Change of Command
Lieutenant-Colonel Pierre Lajoie, CD turned over command of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA to Lieutenant-Colonel Nick Watts, CD on 23 May 2020. The 39 Canadian Brigade Group Commander, Colonel Paul Ursich, CD supervised the handover. The Change of Command ceremony followed current COVID-19 requirements by minimizing attendance and maintaining proper social distancing.
Soldiers and friends of the Regiment were able to tune in through a live stream hosted on the Regimental Facebook page. Despite the lack of soldiers on parade and the inability of having the Band of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment perform to their usual excellent standard, the video has now been seen by more than 1,700 viewers. With the added benefit of actually hearing the speeches, there is a lot to be said for this new way of doing business.
A big shout out to the 39 CBG Public Affairs team.