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2006 Annual Wegner Point Memorial Ceremony
To honour 7 paratroopers who drowned in the Ottawa river during a night drop, 8 May 1968

  • Memorial Cairn and wreaths
  • ARAC flag and 3 RCR Cadet
  • Memorial Cairn, wreaths, frame with pictures of the 7 paratroopers
  • 3 RCR Cadet Corps
  • The RCR, Canada and RCSigs flags
  • Parade
  • Gen Maurice Baril, Ray Clowes, Steven Fields, son of D.H. Fields who drowned on 8 May 1968
  • Parade Commander, Col. Mike Barr
  • Gen Maurice Baril, inspecting Airborne veterans on parade
  • Gen Maurice Baril, Col Mike Barr inspecting parade
  • Airborne Veterans on parade
  • Padre Gerry Peddle and Master of Ceremonies, Major Claude Villeneuve
  • Survivors of the 8 May 1968, jump and the son of D. H. Fields (L to R) Mike Barr, Steven Fields, Ray Clowes, Gen Maurice Baril, David Jannison, Bob Fraser
  • Lowering the flags to half staff
  • Yvan Teasdale, Gen Maurice Baril, Joe Drouin, John Power
  • John Clark, Cheryl Gallant, Padre Gerry Peddle, Col Mike Barr, Gen Maurice Baril
  • The monument with the names of the honoured paratroopers
  • Mike Lapierre giving a donation to the Petawawa Legion for the excellent lunch prepared
  • Signing of the Charter for the new Branch 5 of ARAC, Petawawa, Ontario
  • Tom Murphy, John Clark and Cheryl Gallant

This slide show is set at 5 second intervals. It will pause if you hover over an image and when you do, you will notice arrows on the sides of the picture. With these you can click forwards or backwards as fast as you want. You can also choose any pic from the thumbnails at the bottom or move your curser off the images and let the slideshow do its thing.