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Cameron Highlanders Depart with Dignity Retirement Gathering on November 17th

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa would like to invite you to join for a Depart with Dignity gathering to toast farewell to a number of long serving members who have recently retired.

These gentlemen served a combined 135 years of service in the Canadian and British Armed Forces.

They represented Canada and The Cameron Highlander’s at a number of international and domestic taskings as Pipers and soldiers including:

  1. The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo

  2. The Virginia International Tattoo

  3. The Bermuda International Tattoo

  4. The South Korean International Tattoo

  5. 90th Anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge

  6. Ice Storm Emergency Response

Pipe Major Donnie Wagorn, CD – retired – Sergeant, 44 years of service:

Pipe Major Wagorn (Ret’d) is pictured in 2015 after his last parade as Pipe Major. Pipe Major Wagorn (Ret’d) joined the Cameron Highlanders at the age of 15 and retired at the age of 60 in 2015 after nearly 45 years of service.

Ches Booth, CD – retired – Sergeant – Pipe & Drums, 39 years of service;

Sgt. Booth (Ret’d) pictured at the International Bermuda Tattoo.

Don Griffith, CD – retired – Corporal – Pipe & Drums, 27 years of service; and

Cpl. Griffith (Ret’d), pictured on the right, is receiving the “Piper’s Dirk.” The Piper’s Dirk is awarded each year to the most dedicated and professional member of The Pipes and Drums.

Ronnie Lawrenson, CD – retired –Sergeant- Pipe & Drums, 25+ years of service.

Sgt. Lawrenson (Ret’d) pictured at the North Lanark Highland Games after winning the Drum Major’s competition in 2015.

Please join us, to thank them for their dedication, contribution and the impact made on the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa and the community at large.


Friday 17 November 2017

NDHQ WOs’ & Sgts’s/C & POs’ Mess

1900-2200 hours

No jeans or hats are permitted in the mess.

There is a cash bar available and pizza will be ordered.


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