June 14, 2016
419 Squadron 75th Anniversary Reunion
Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops is pleased to welcome the 419 Squadron 75th Anniversary Reunion to Kamloops July 8th to 10th, 2016.
419 Squadron and the City of Kamloops have shared an enduring military historical relationship since 1943 when the City formally adopted the wartime unit that was first commanded by hometown local Wing Commander John "Moose“ Fulton. In 1993, 419 Squadron “Moosemen” were further bestowed the honour of “Freedom of the City”.
“We are very honoured to be recognizing this milestone in our community. We welcome this opportunity to celebrate the long-standing relationship with the Squadron and look forward to many more years to come,” commented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.
On Saturday, July 9th, 419 Squadron, Kamloops Rocky Mountain Rangers and local Cadets will exercise their privilege of marching up to City Hall with drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed. Culminating at the end of the parade will be a “Moose Salute” flypast by four current 419 Squadron CT-155 Hawk fighter jets.
Also on Saturday, there will be a gala dinner taking place at the Sandman Centre. This will be an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a formal military banquet and a special opportunity to learn more about the Moose Squadron and to meet members past and present. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $95 each, or $700 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Jody Lewis at 250-828-3494 or email@example.com. Ticket sales close on June 20.
There will also be a static Hawk Jet display at Kamloops Fulton Field from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 10th.
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Mayor Peter Milobar
City of Kamloops