MONTREAL, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ -The media are invited to a ceremony during which the brooch of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (RCOC) will be presented to the Canadian Forces by the Honourable Pierre Duchesne, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.
|When:||Friday, October 12, 2012, at 10:30 am|
|Where:|| Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum, Montreal Garrison, 6560 Hochelaga Street,
This platinum, diamond-set brooch is shaped in the form of the RCOC crest. It was given to Her Majesty the Queen in Montreal in 1959. The brooch changed hands 41 years later, in 2000, and was passed along a number of times before eventually returning to Canada. On October 12, the royal jewel will take its place among a multitude of other artefacts in the prestigious Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum collection.
Dr. Andrew Gregory, curator of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum, will have the honour of officially receiving the brooch, which will be put on display for all to see. He will be the spokesperson for the event and will be available for interviews during the event.
Please note that the lieutenant governor will not be giving a press briefing.
SOURCE: National Defence
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