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The 48th Highlanders Regimental Association – Special Committee Designation

The Presentation of the medals of Brigadier General John P. Girvan CBE, DSO, MC, VD

Brigadier Girvan Medals

In accordance with our draft Constitution, the Interim Executive Committee of the Regimental Association approves the creation of a non-permanent Special Committee to prepare for an event that will see the return of the medals of Brigadier John P. Girvan CBE, DSO, MC, VD to the Regiment. The event is scheduled for April 23, 2023 at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church immediately following the annual Act of Commemoration Parade (formerly the Annual Church Parade).

This special committee will prepare a concept plan, complete to include the organizational concept, budget, and administrative & logistical support requirements. The committee will be structured as follows:

BGen (Ret) Greg Young, OMM, MSM, CD – Committee Chair

Col. (Ret) Geordie Elms, MSM, CD – Committee Member

Lt. Col. (Ret) Ron Alkema, CD – Committee Member

The committee will liaise directly with the CO/RSM where necessary to ensure possible concerns are addressed. Once the Committee’s proposal is complete and submitted to the Executive for approval, detailed information regarding this important event will be provided to all members of the Regimental Association.

Any concerns related to the creation of this committee should be addressed to the Chair of the 48th Highlanders Regimental Association: association@48thhighlanders.ca

Dileas Gu Brath,

Sgt. (Ret) Guy Bowie, CD
48th Highlanders Regimental Association – Interim Executive Committee

Brigadier JP Girvan
Brigadier JP (Big John) Girvan CBE, DSO*, MC, VD (Crois de Guerre of France)

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