Princess Anne to visit New Brunswick

Princess Royal will visit New Brunswick in May to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the oldest armored regiment in continuous service with the Canadian Armed Forces.

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“The regiment’s 175th anniversary is an amazing milestone and one that New Brunswick is very proud of as it draws recruits,” said honorary colonel James Lockyer, the organizer of the celebration.

As Colonel-in-Chief of the 8th Canadian Cavalry, Her Royal Highness’s time in New Brunswick is considered a “working visit”.

She will meet soldiers and veterans of the 8th Hussars and attend a memorial concert featuring the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra on May 19.

The next day she will attend a celebration in Moncton and the next day in Sussex for a regimental and civic event.

The Princess visited the 8th Hussar on several occasions, including a trip in 1998 to celebrate the regiment’s 150th birthday in Moncton, and a trip in 1992 when the regiment was serving with the German Canadian Brigade. rice field.

Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold says the regiment has a longstanding connection with the city.

Princess Anne visits the honor guard at Rideau Hall, Ottawa’s official residence, on Monday, November 10, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

“[It] We continue to provide opportunities for local residents to train and serve in the Army Reserves. We look forward to celebrating this important anniversary with them,” said Arnold.

Princess Anne is the daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. She is currently 16th in line to the British throne.

Regiment Born in New Brunswick

of 8th Canadian CavalryFormed in reserve in the Sussex area in 1848 to meet the potential threat of American expansion. Originally known as Saunders Horse.

The regiment was redeployed to armored units as traditional cavalry gave way to technology.

Members of the 8th Annual Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise) pose for a photo in Sussex, NJ (8th Annual Canadian Hussars – Princess Louise/Facebook)

The soldier served in World War I in France and Flanders, and in World War II in Italy and Holland.

They have since served in Europe under NATO in the Middle East and Far East, and in Cyprus as a United Nations peacekeeper.

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