Prince Philip was in Toronto this week. From MacLeans:

He’s been the colonel-in-chief of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment since 1953, so when the RCRs wanted to replace its Colours from 1973, the duke of Edinburgh hopped on a plane for Toronto. On Saturday morning he oversaw the presentation of the new Colours–a ceremonial flag embroidered with the battalion’s battle honours that soldiers used to follow in combat–in front of Queen’s Park, the provincial legislature in Toronto. The Royal Canadian Regiment is the country’s senior infantry regiment. Formed in 1883, it’s been involved in every large conflict since then. The 3rd Battalion is based in Petawawa, Ont.

Kyle Sinclair, Canadian soldier, dies in Petawawa incident

A Canadian soldier died after an incident at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, the prime minister and defence minister confirmed on Saturday

Craftsman Kyle Sinclair, 27, died from his injuries after an “unfortunate incident" at CFB Petawawa, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a written statement.

"On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Craftsman Kyle Sinclair," the statement read.

"This incident is another painful reminder of the sacrifice that our brave men and women in uniform face daily in the defence of our nation’s freedoms and liberties, both at home and abroad.”

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson called it a “tragic event” in a written statement. 

Sinclair, who died Thursday, was a member of 2 Service Battalion, Nicholson added.

“The loss of any member of the Canadian Armed Forces is tragic,” the statement read. “An investigation will be conducted into the circumstances surrounding this incident to ensure that every precaution is taken to protect the safety and security of our soldiers.”

Canadian Forces spokesman Lt. Jean-Francois Carpentier told the Canadian Press that Sinclair had been with the military since December 2012.


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