Voltigeurs take back rebuilt drill hall

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Photo: Peter Black

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inspects the troops, accompanied by Lt.-Col. Jonathan Chouinard, outgoing commanding officer of the Voltigeurs Regiment. Former prime minister Jean Chrétien can be seen in the background, at left. See one more photo on page 8.

The Voltigeurs are back home. In a ceremony on May 12 celebrating traditions dating back to well before the regiment’s official founding in 1862, the Voltigeurs took possession of the armoury on Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier that had been their headquarters and drill hall since 1887.