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.

In 2022, the Governor General's Horse Guards celebrate 200 years of loyal service to Canada. This will be marked by a series of events throughout the year, dedicated to Captain George Taylor Denison and all those that followed, serving with the Regiment and its perpetuated units in almost every conflict facing the nation since 1822.

This all kicks off with an Anniversary Concert by the Regimental Band on March 5th. Details on this and other events are now available on the GGHG Cavalry & Historical Society website

Florence Forbes
Oct 29th 1933 - Jan 16th 2022

We have received the sad news of the passing of Mrs. Florence Forbes on January 16 at the age of 88.

Florence, fondly nicknamed "Flip" by close friends, was the wife of the late LCol Harold Forbes, former Commanding Officer of the Governor General's Horse Guards for three (1970-1973) of the thirty-three years he served with the Regiment. Col Forbes passed away in 2006 at age 75 and after meeting as teenage sweethearts, he and Florence shared 55 years of marriage. with four children, Leonard, Cindy, Brenda and Janette and an extended family of grand and great grandchildren.

Following the death of her husband, Florence was often an attendee at various regimental functions, accompanied by daughter Cindy, a Life Member of the GGHG Association and former member of the Regiment.

Our most sincere condolences go out to Cindy and all of the extended members of the Forbes family on the loss of their loved one at this time.

MWO (Ret'd) Janet Walker, CD
Appointed to Order of Canada

We're pleased to announce that MWO (Ret'd) Walker, has been appointed to the Order of Canada for her expert legal authority in commercial arbitration and conflict of laws, and for advancing legal procedural standards in Canada.

Walker was a member of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve 1977-2014 and of the Supplementary Ready Reserve 2014-2019 and has received the Canadian Forces Decoration, the Land Force Central Area Commander’s Award of Excellence and the Governor General's Horse Guards Commanding Officer and Regimental Sergeant Major’s Award of Excellence. She is the longest serving and highest ranking female non-commissioned member in the Regiment and was its first female Bandmaster. Walker has received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012),[ the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), the Viscount Bennett Fellowship (1995), and the Osgoode Hall Law School Silver Medal (1993).

Capt Hans Busch Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Captain (Ret'd) Hans G. Busch, CD, former OC of Headquarters Squadron who also served as Regimental sergeant Major from 1970 to 1974.

Hans was found deceased in his apartment by Toronto Police on December 27. Cause of death is unknown while we await the coroner's findings.

Fall Edition of Regimental Lines

MCpl Brock Henderson

Cadet MWO Priscilla Ma

Congratulations to the Recipients of
The 2021 King Family GGHG Bursary

Congratulations go out to MCpl Brock Henderson (Left) and GGHG 748 Cadet MWO (Ret’d) Priscilla Ma, recipients of this year’s King Family GGHG Bursary. Brock has enrolled in the Police Foundations Program at Seneca and hopes to pursue a career in Law Enforcement while Priscilla starts at McMaster U for her BSc in Kinesiology.