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Québec, Changing of the Guard, Citadelle – Canada HD Travel Channel

July 27, 2019

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  • Reply MASSEY JONES July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    I mentioned somewhere else, that these are Regular Force, combat-ready Canadian soldiers from the Royal 22e Regiment (The Vandoos), which parade daily morning and evening all year (including during winter – allowance made for the weather), by duty roster, as part of their posting to La Citafelle, from CFB Valcartier, QC.
    The goat’s name is Batisse”. They are not in competition with those on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, which are summer university students, employed for the sole purpose of parading. All the commands are given in French.
    The Vandoos have won many battle honours during WWII and are much respected in Canada and by the NATO Forces all over the world. Some of the people in that parade have served on NATO and UN duties, lately in Afghanistan. And that includes those in the band also, The ranks they wear on their sleeves and shoulders are for real and so are the medals they wear. It’s not a show for the tourists but the public is invited, most are part of a group tour but individuals are welcomed, subject to some form of admission, but armed forces personnel fm all countries with official identification are given a priority welcome, The Citadelle is a Canadian military installation.

  • Reply oldesarge2000 July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Sharp! The four count and the halt when done properly adds to the crisp execution of the movements. The arms up shoulder high instead of the lazy waist high garbage I see more often than not these days reminds me of the time when drill was meant to be done with drive. The words of command are given in a forceful manner and the movements of the Guard are reflected in the words of command. Well done Van Doos!

  • Reply Don Nitkin July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Vive le Québec integrale!

  • Reply Trance State July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Another excellent Canadian review, truly wonderful.

  • Reply Aquafina Waterbottle July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Does anybody know why this regiment do their drill so differently from other Canadian regiments? Their timings are much longer and they do an extra slap with their right foot before halting?

  • Reply Bill Eady July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Just love the click click of the steel on the heels. I had horse shoes on my boots, Good on the parade square but deadly if parade is in the gym or any building with polished floors

  • Reply Amber Taylor July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    I wish the United States of America has a goat for a president's assist. That will be very amazing if that ever happens.

  • Reply Amber Taylor July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    God bless Batisse! Long live him!

  • Reply DragoonEnNoir July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Respect to the VanDoos…

    BATTLE HONOURS

    The War of 1812

    DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA; CHÂTEAUGUAY; CRYSLER’S FARM (the latter honour awarded in commemoration of the Canadian Fencible Infantry)

    Honorary Distinction

    The non-emblazonable honorary distinction DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA

    The First World War

    MOUNT SORREL; SOMME, 1916, '18; Flers-Courcelette; Thiepval; Ancre Heights;

    ARRAS, 1917, '18; Vimy, 1917; Arleux; Scarpe, 1917, '18;

    HILL 70; YPRES, 1917; Passchendaele;

    AMIENS; HINDENBURG LINE; Canal du Nord; Cambrai, 1918;

    PURSUIT TO MONS; FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18.

    The Second World War

    LANDING IN SICILY; Valguarnera;

    ADRANO; Catenuova;
    SICILY, 1943; Landing at Reggio; Potenza;

    THE SANGRO; Casa Berardi; Torre Mucchio;

    CASSINO II; Gustav Line;

    LIRI VALLEY; Hitler Line;

    GOTHIC LINE; Borgo Santa Maria;

    LAMONE CROSSING;

    RIMINI LINE; San Martino-San Lorenzo; San Fortunato; Cesena;

    ITALY, 1943-1945; Apeldoorn;

    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945.

    United Nations Operations – Korea

    KOREA, 1951-1953

    Je Me Souviens.

  • Reply Guilherme 5449g July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Its Canadá?

  • Reply Julian Smith July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Cornball music finally stops at 2:00.

  • Reply wilhard45 July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    What did you do in the military, dad? I walked a goat.

  • Reply Monsieur Marquis July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Superbe!

  • Reply talboters44 July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    LIKE OUR BRITISH GUARDS NOT QUITE THE SAME AS IN THE OLD DAYS BUT STILL, SALUTES AND BON CHANCE CANUCKS
    BUT BOY GOD YOU COULD DAMN WELL FIGHT A GREAT BATTLE.FROM AN OLDIE

  • Reply anatole72400 July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    hé les quebecois ! c'est l'armée Anglaise…. vous n'avez toujours pas coupé le cordon avec la maison mère… vous n'etes pas une nation, mais une colonie Anglaise.

  • Reply BrianMD July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    This looks Alot like in the uk

  • Reply Jacques Untel July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Hard to understand why they'd be playing the National Emblem March (at about 22 minutes). Don't remember hearing this when I saw this.

  • Reply James Scott July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Is this the "Van Doos" regiment

  • Reply Grant Kupp July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    this music

  • Reply Michael Strathmore July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Regrettably I couldn't enjoy the video with that laughably terrible music. Too bad, seemed interesting.

  • Reply Jonathan Warren July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    God save the Queen and Quèbec

  • Reply Margoth Santoyo Tellez July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Quick era tener esa información en idioma español

  • Reply El Bearsidente July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Moral of the story, if you mess with the Canadians, they send the goats after you.

  • Reply Nolan Cummings July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    At the beginning that guard on the right at his sentry post has a damaged bearskin

  • Reply myVideoMedia July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    @Mutt Jeff Kerley We think they have trombone players, Have you had a look at http://youtu.be/RDjFgFcYWtQ

  • Reply Bobby Robinson July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Are there no trombone players in French Canada?  This is more of an ensemble than a marching band.

  • Reply John Peppmeier July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    VERY IMPRESSIVE !!

  • Reply R PM July 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Great work.. You are truly great ambassadors to the world.
    There are also two terrific citadels in the great province of Nova Scotia…one at port City of Halifax and the reconstructed French Fortress of Louisbourg on the Island of Cape Breton.

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