Colonel Commandant’s Coin2020-12-01T12:57:56-05:00

Colonel Commandant’s Coin

The Colonel Commandant’s Coin was initiated in 2008.  Master Warrant Officer Gabanna, the BSM of X Battery, 5e RALC, serving in Afghanistan, asked the Colonel Commandant why he didn’t have a coin to present to deserving Gunners.  A good question!  The Battery Commander, Major Warren Smith, explained how such a coin could be produced.  And so it was with BSM Gabanna awarded coin No 1 and Major Smith coin No 29.

The Colonel Commandant’s Coin is intended as a means by which special contributions to the effectiveness, success, well-being or reputation of The Royal Regiment can be recognized with a minimum of process or delay.  Selection of recipients is entirely within the purview of the Colonel Commandant although he welcomes advice from Commanding Officers and RSMs, and others.  All members of the Regimental Family and Friends of the Regiment, Gunner and non-Gunner alike, are eligible.  The Colonel Commandant always carries a few spares, so if one is warranted, it can be presented on the spot.

Errors or omissions should be brought to the attention of RHQ RCA for correction.

Recipients

  • Lieutenant-Colonel D.A. Paquette, 20 Fd Regt RCA
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Spencer, 15 Fd Regt RCA (No 355)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d) Brian Reid (No 403)
  • Major Max Riopelle, 1 RCHA
  • Major Jordan Beatty, RCAS (No 418)
  • Major Phillip Gaughan, 56 Fd Regt RCA
  • Major Shawn Fortin, 1 RCHA (No 118)
  • Major Kathryn Foss, NDHQ (No 344)
  • Major Bob Mugford, 15 Fd Regt RCA
  • Major Simon Nicholson (No 400)
  • Captain Johnson, 1 Fd Regt RCA
  • Captain Nicholas Kaempffer, RCAS (No 419)
  • Captain R.L. Mein, 20 Ind Fd Bty RCA
  • Captain Rob Wishnicki, 15 Fd Regt RCA
  • Captain Gareth Newfield, 30 Fd Regt RCA (No 351)
  • Captain (Chaplain) Ken Webb, 56 Fd Regt RCA
  • Captain Scott Puillandre, 56 Fd Regt RCA
  • Lieutenant M.A. Jaschinski, 49 Fd Regt RCA
  • Lieutenant Patrick Allard, 5 RALC (No 330)
  • Second-Lieutenant J.D. Pankowski, 20 Ind Fd Bty RCA (No 438)
  • Chief Warrant Officer (Ret’d) Tom Tomaso (No 404)
  • Chief Warrant Officer (RSM) K.J. McCracken, 49 Fd Regt RCA
  • Chief Warrant Officer Dennis Franken, 42 Fd Regt RCA (No 426)
  • Master Warrant Officer Danial Keels, RCA Band
  • Master Warrant Officer Lamey, 1 Fd Regt RCA
  • Master Warrant Officer C.R. Predum, 49 Fd Regt RCA
  • Master Warrant Officer Savard, 62 RAC (No 316)
  • Master Warrant Officer David Robinson, 30 Fd Regt RCA (No 401)
  • Master Warrant Officer Robert Morningstar, RMC
  • Warrant Officer Gord Brooks, 26 Fd Regt RCA
  • Warrant Officer Murphy, 2 RCHA (No 402)
  • Warrant Officer D.S. Clarke, 84 Ind Fd Bty RCA (No 306)
  • Sergeant D.L. Ames, 20 Ind Fd Bty RCA (No 434)
  • Sergeant Demick, 2 RCHA (No 389)
  • Sergeant Beauchamp (No 362)
  • Sergeant P.W. Hocken, 49 Fd Regt RCA (338)
  • Sergeant Corbeil, 5 RALC
  • Sergeant M.E.J. Martin, RCAS
  • Sergeant Martin, 56 Fd Regt RCA
  • Sergeant Sampson, RCAS
  • Sergeant Brenda Woods, 15 Fd Regt RCA
  • Sergeant P.E.L. Sillanpa, 30 Fd Regt RCA
  • Sergeant Pearce, RCA Band
  • Sergeant J.D. Pickerell, 20 Ind Fd Bty RCA
  • Sergeant Maxime Duperray, 1 RCHA (No 407)
  • Sergeant Anne Marie Dias, 30 Fd Regt RCA (No 386)
  • Sergeant Gregory Stack, 11 Fd Regt RCA
  • Sergeant Vanderkraay, RCA Band
  • Sergeant A.C.L. Doelle, 84 Ind Fd Bty RCA (No 307)
  • Sergeant C.L. Hunt, 84 Ind Fd Bty RCA (No 303)
  • Master-Corporal Bohler, RCEME, 5 RALC (No 422)
  • Master-Bombardier J.M. McIntyre, 49 Fd Regt RCA (342)
  • Master-Bombardier E. Mercier, 5 RALC (No 423)
  • Master-Bombardier Martineau, 62 RAC (No 311)
  • Master-Corporal Julie Longman, 30 Fd Regt RCA (No 375)
  • Master-Bombardier Kent (No 379)
  • Master-Bombardier John Rattie, 4th Regt (GS) RCA
  • Bombardier K. Broad, 2 RCHA (No 391)
  • Bombardier M.T. Gottselig, 10 Fd Regt RCA
  • Bombardier Norton, 1 RCHA (No 347)
  • Corporal M. Hall, 5 RALC (No 424)
  • Bombardier S.P. Dooley, 2 RCHA (No 396)
  • Bombardier McCormick, 56 Fd Regt RCA (No 317)
  • Bombardier L. Pena-Barreto, 2 RCHA (No 340)
  • Bombardier P.A.J. Poirier, 49 Fd Regt RCA
  • Bombardier Voutier, RCAS
  • Corporal M.D. Leroux, 42 Fd Regt RCA (No 425)
  • Gunner Bryant (No 366)
  • Gunner Lee
  • Gunner Littlechild (No 368)
  • Gunner Morissette, 4th Regiment (GS) RCA
  • Gunner Christian Plourde, 1 RCHA (No 406)
  • Gunner Jared Bailey, 4th Regt (GS) RCA (No 449)
  • Gunner Shawn Sooley, 1 RCHA (No 410)
  • Gunner (Trained Canine) Loki, RCAS
  • Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Lori Dangerfield, 26 Fd Regt RCA
  • Mrs. Nadeen Felstead, 26 Fd Regt RCA
  • Ms. Deanne Gilbertson, RCA Museum (No 362)
  • Mr. Ross Keller, 85VICS
  • Mr. Richard Linzey, British Columbia Heritage Branch
  • Mr. Robert Love, RCA Museum
  • Mrs. Sylvia Rice
  • Mr. Michael Skinner, Dege & Skinner, London (No. 350)
  • Mrs. Barbara Calnan (No 371)
  • Ms. Karli Allen, CFB Shilo
  • Dr. Lee Windsor, University of New Brunswick (No 405)

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