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Honour Our Veterans Banner Program

The Petawawa Rotary Club in cooperation with The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 of Petawawa, Garrison Petawawa and the Town of Petawawa are proud to present the “Honour Our Veterans Banner Program”. This program has been designed to create a lasting legacy of remembrance within our community that will enable the Town of Petawawa and its residents to pay tribute to all veterans and active service members of the Canadian Armed Forces who once served or are presently serving on Garrison Petawawa.  This “Honour Our Veterans Banner Program” will be an ongoing, annual event which will provide an opportunity to recognize all past and present military units that once operated or are presently operating on Garrison Petawawa.

Sponsorship opportunities for this program were made available to any individual member of the public, local group, local business or association wishing to honour a unit. The Honour Our Veterans Banner Program was funded entirely through direct sponsorship of individual banners. The cost to sponsor a banner was $200.00.

Each banner will be displayed on lamp posts in Petawawa between early-October and mid-November each year, as a means to pay tribute to our veterans and active service members. Through the display of the banners, we hope to engage the community in honouring and remembering our present and past armed forces members through an initiative that will ensure continued recognition and respect throughout future generations.

There are 31 past and present units in Garrison Petawawa’s long and illustrious military history plus the one banner for the Petawawa Legion (see list below):


The red print indicates the abbreviation for each unit that will appear on the banner.                                 

Present Units:

1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR)

1st Canadian Field Hospital (1 Cdn Fd Hosp)

1 Dental Unit Detachment Petawawa (1 DU)

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG)

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron (2 HQ & SIGS)

2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER)

2 Field Ambulance (2 Fd Amb)

2 Military Police Regiment (2 Mp Regt)

2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA)

2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn)

3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR)

4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB)                                       

77 Line Regiment (77 Line Regt)

427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS)

450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS)

Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR)

Canadian Special Operations Training Centre (CSOTC)

Central Medical Equipment Depot (CMED)

Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa (RealPropOpDt)

Royal Canadian Chaplain Service (Chaplains)

Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD)

Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME)

Past Units:

1st Air Defence Regiment (1 AD Regt)     

2 Signals Squadron (2 Sigs Sqn)

2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade (2 CIB)

4 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (4 RCHA)

8th Canadian Hussars (8 CH)

Canadian Airborne Regiment (CAR)

The Canadian Guards (Cdn Gds)

Fort Garry Horse (FGH)

Special Service Force (SSF)

Royal Canadian Legion:

Royal Canadian Legion Petawawa (Branch 517)

A huge thanks to the following:

  • Members of the Rotary Club of Petawawa for spearheading this initiative
  • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 for all of their support
  • Town of Petawawa Council for supporting the project
  • Town of Petawawa Community Services Department for their support in raising the banners
  • MWO Ellsworth and Captain Groom of 4 CDSB Ops Services on Garrison Petawawa for their valuable assistance,
  • WO Sean Chase of the 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, Ainsley Greenfield of the Base Museum and Major O’Connor of the Canadian Armed Forces Directorate of Heritage and History who all assisted in completing the historical research on the past and present units that served or are serving on garrison Petawawa
  • Lisa Twomey of Creative Spark who designed the banners.
  • Madison Reinert for the webpage design
  • And a huge thanks to all the individuals, groups and local businesses that sponsored a banner.

The “Honour Our Veterans Banner Program” is our way of demonstrating continued recognition and respect for all that our veterans and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces have done, and continue to do, in order to maintain our freedom.

Follow the link below to view the banner webpage: