Colonel Commandant’s Coin2020-10-26T21:04:56-04:00

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

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