Reserve army showcased at parade

11 Service Company at Victoria Day Parade

MCpl Dan Marcil and Cpl Alistair Stewart, members of 11 Service Company, answer questions from the public after the Victoria Day Parade.

It was not just school bands and fancy cars parade-goers watched  during the Victoria Day parade. They also took in 11 Service Company soldiers forming back into ack ack formation from box formation as they drove past the 150th Victoria Day Parade Reviewing Stand.

Being near the front of the parade meant it was a great opportunity for the public to see the unit’s vehicles.

Through coordination with CFB Esquimalt, MCpl Dan Marcil and 2Lt Tyler Baldwin organized the details in 11 Service Company’s participation at this year’s Victoria Day Parade. Fifteen other soldiers from 11 Service Company also participated.

Unit members remained at the legislative buildings after the parade and talked to visitors – some local and others sightseers from the United States and elsewhere.

Vehicles and soldiers remained on display for three hours after the parade before heading back to Ashton Armoury.

-Sgt Les Gardner, 39 Service Battalion PA

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