Regiment de Hull commemorated by Canada Post

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11 August 2014
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imports_CCGB_stamp-92-_56308.jpg Regiment de Hull commemorated by Canada Post
The centenary of Canada's Regiment de Hull, established at the outbreak of World War One, is commemorated by a souvenir envelope. ...
The centenary of Canada's Regiment de Hull, established at the outbreak of World War One, is commemorated by a souvenir envelope.

The Regiment de Hull, originally known as the 230th Battalion French Canadian Voltigeurs, was established in response to the outbreak of World War One, and served as part of the Forestry Corps in wartime Europe. During the past century, Battalion members have served in Germany, Korea, Cyprus and Israel.

The souvenir envelope, designed by Canada Post's Katie Deering features archive photos of Regiment de Hull members on service at locations around the world. The envelopes will be cancelled in Gatineau, Quebec, the town in which the regiment's historic home, the Salaberry Armoury, is located.

Speaking on the Canada Post website, Jim Phillips, director of stamp services at Canada Post, said: Commemorating defining moments of this country’s history is important, as is remembering the incredible stories as they truly mark the contributions Canadians have made.

Lieutenant-Colonel Marcel Duguay, Commanding Officer of the Régiment de Hull, added: 'Our regiment has been an integral part of French-Canadian culture and military heritage since August 7, 1914. We are proud to celebrate its 100th anniversary and will hold several events that will allow members, past and present, as well as friends of the regiment to renew their pride and sense of belonging.'

To purchase the envelope, visit the Canada Post website.

(Image copyright Canada Post)

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