THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S

HORSE GUARDS ASSOCIATION

The Governor General's Horse Guards Association is open to all current serving and former members of the Governor General's Horse Guards Regiment, and friends of the Regiment. The Association provides all members of the Regimental Family with an ongoing connection to old friends and current Regimental activities. Throughout the year, the Association hosts several social events, aimed at promoting camaraderie among its members and the serving members of the Regiment.

The Governor General's Horse Guards Association is offering a special promotion on a signature line of insulated Bomber Jackets to Association Members who are in good standing.


These beautifully designed black jackets come in two styles for men and ladies with optional choices of Embroidery Military Patches / Badges and lettering. Click HERE for details

PASSING OF
COLONEL DAVID E. FRIESEN, CD

On February 10, 2021, David Edward Friesen passed peacefully, at the age of 82, in the company of his family. He was deeply loved and admired by many for his love of life, vast knowledge and unwavering commitment to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by Marilyn, his loving wife of 56 years, and his partner in countless adventures. Whether living in a town, (pop. 12) for a year in the NWT, or hiking across Baffin Island, they shared a passion for the outdoors and the physical challenges that accompanied each expedition. Born on March 4, 1938 to Edward and Beatrice Friesen, he was a devoted son and loving younger brother to his sister Elizabeth. Over the years he shared fond memories of his childhood, growing up in the close community of friends in Montreal where he attended Selwyn House. Ultimately, his family moved to Toronto, and he went on to earn his Civil Engineering degree at the University of Toronto in 1961.

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DISPLAY YOUR REGIMENTAL PRIDE

Graphic licence plates available at ServiceOntario

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LIFELONG HORSE GUARD PASSED AWAY

Sergeant Terry Bannon spent much of his youth in uniform, starting as a Cadet at the old University Avenue Armoury.
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On Tuesday March 30, 2021, former Horse Guard Sergeant (Ret'd) Terry Bannon passed away, following complications from a stroke he suffered a year ago.

Terry joined the Governor General's Horse Guards as a Cadet while the Regiment was still located at the University Armoury. When the Regiment moved to Denison Armoury in 1960, Trooper Bannon transitioned from Cadets to the Regiment.

In 1968, Corporal Bannon was part of the Militia Flyover, serving four months with the Lord Strathcona's Horse LdSH(RC), in Fort Beausejour, Iserlohn, Germany as part of the the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). One year later, Terry was promoted to Sergeant and served the Regiment until 1970 when work and marriage took him out of the city and ultimately retiring in Minden, Ontario. During his career with the Horse Guards, Terry also rode as a member of the Cavalry Squadron, in the Queen’s Plate, Opening of the Ontario Legislature and many other escorts.

Terry continued to remain socially connected to his Regiment, attending many Regimental functions and was present at many Annual Memorial Dinners. He was also an avid curler, participating in many IRONSIDES curling gatherings over the years.

Terry Bannon will be cremated and buried with family members in Minden . He was 75 years of age.

A look at the adventures of Trooper Edward Arthur Stafford who celebrated his 100th birthday on January 31, 2021.

As we look back on the successful commemoration of the 100th and 75th anniversaries of the First and Second World Wars, we are exploring what the future of remembrance in Canada will look like.
We also want to hear from you! What are your thoughts on the future of remembrance and recognition in Canada? for the video above.

GGHG TIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
GGHG Regimental Tie now in stock.
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