Canadian Army Honorary receives Senate 150th Anniversary Medal

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani (left), The Honourable Harjit Sajjan (centre) and Honorary Colonel Paul Hindo (right)

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By Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs

Congratulations to Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), who received a Senate 150th Anniversary Medal on October 31, 2018.

The presentation was made in the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario by the Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C., who is Speaker of the Senate of Canada. Also attending was Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army Paul Hindo

HLCol Rohani was nominated by The Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C., who represents British Columbia in the Senate.

The Senate introduced the medal in 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of its first sitting in November 1867. The medals are awarded to Canadians who strive to make their communities, provinces or territories better places in which to live.

The tradition of Honoraries was adopted from Britain over a century ago. They are prominent citizens appointed to be guardians of regimental traditions and history, to promote a regiment’s identity, and to act as advisors to their commanding officers.

HLCol Rohani‘s regiment, The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), is an Army Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment of 39 Canadian Brigade Group located in Vancouver, B.C. at The Beatty Street Drill Hall. The regiment actively recruits officers and non-commissioned members with technical interests to fill part-time positions.

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  • Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) is presented with a Senate 150th Anniversary Medal by Senate Speaker George J. Furey on October 31, 2018. Photo: Senate of Canada.Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) is presented with a Senate 150th Anniversary Medal by Senate Speaker George J. Furey on October 31, 2018. Photo: Senate of Canada.

  • The Senate 150th Anniversary Medal was introduced in November 2017 to celebrate the first sitting of the Senate in 1867. Photo: Senate of Canada.The Senate 150th Anniversary Medal was introduced in November 2017 to celebrate the first sitting of the Senate in 1867. Photo: Senate of Canada.

  • Senate 150th Anniversary Medal recipient Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani (left) of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) with The Honourable Harjit Sajjan (centre), Minister of National Defence, and the Canadian Army Honorary Colonel Paul Hindo (right) before the ceremony in the Senate Chamber at Parliament Hill on October 31, 2018. Photo: Master Corporal Jax Kennedy, Army Public Affairs. ©2018 DND/MDN Canada.Senate 150th Anniversary Medal recipient Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani (left) of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) with The Honourable Harjit Sajjan (centre), Minister of National Defence, and the Canadian Army Honorary Colonel Paul Hindo (right) before the ceremony in the Senate Chamber at Parliament Hill on October 31, 2018. Photo: Master Corporal Jax Kennedy, Army Public Affairs. ©2018 DND/MDN Canada.

  • Senate 150th Anniversary Medal recipient Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani (left) of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), with Canadian Senator Vernon White (centre) and the Canadian Army Honorary Colonel Paul Hindo (right) before the ceremony in the Senate Chamber at Parliament Hill on October 31, 2018. Photo: Master Corporal Jax Kennedy, Army Public Affairs. ©2018 DND/MDN Canada.Senate 150th Anniversary Medal recipient Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani (left) of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), with Canadian Senator Vernon White (centre) and the Canadian Army Honorary Colonel Paul Hindo (right) before the ceremony in the Senate Chamber at Parliament Hill on October 31, 2018. Photo: Master Corporal Jax Kennedy, Army Public Affairs. ©2018 DND/MDN Canada.

  • Senate 150th Anniversary Medal recipient Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani (centre) of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), the Canadian Army Honorary Colonel Paul Hindo (far right), and family and friends following the medal ceremony in the Senate Chamber at Parliament Hill on October 31, 2018.  Photo: Master Corporal Jax Kennedy, Army Public Affairs. ©2018 DND/MDN Canada.Senate 150th Anniversary Medal recipient Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Farid Rohani (centre) of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), the Canadian Army Honorary Colonel Paul Hindo (far right), and family and friends following the medal ceremony in the Senate Chamber at Parliament Hill on October 31, 2018. Photo: Master Corporal Jax Kennedy, Army Public Affairs. ©2018 DND/MDN Canada.
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