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Logisticians gather to celebratee Branch jubilee

By Catherine Villeneuve, The Guard

“Today we celebrate 50 years of excellence,” announced Lieutenant-General Chuck Lamarre, Commander, Military Personnel Command and Senior CAF Logistician in front of hundreds of fellow Logistics Branch members gathered at Cartier Square Drill Hall this past February 2.

The Year of the Logistician was officially launched on January 26 at NDHQ (Carling) by LGen Lamarre. It was followed by larger festivities on February 2 to mark the anniversary with a cake, speeches and a presentation highlighting the multitude of talents represented by the Logistics Branch. A special tribute was paid to the branch and its personnel by Major-General (Ret’d) Mark McQuillan, Logistics Branch Colonel Commandant. Additionally, the Logistician flag made its grand arrival into the Drill Hall after months of travelling to bases and mission posts across the world, with a quick stop in Ottawa and the Rideau Canal before continuing across the nation.

Various events will be held throughout the year to celebrate this fiftieth anniversary. Please visit the Defence Team’s Intranet ( for more information.


Photo: CFSU(O) IMAGING SERIVCES/Corporal Lisa Fenton

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