Sidney man an honorary colonel

Minister of National Defence appointed Lt-Col (Ret’d) Richard D. B. Talbot C.D. as the new Honourary Colonel

SIDNEY — The Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, has appointed Lt-Col (Ret’d) Richard D. B. Talbot C.D. as the new Honourary Colonel of The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s).

Talbot, a long-time business man in Sidney, accepted the appointment during the Canadian Scottish Regiment’s 100th anniversary celebration Oct. 19 to 21 in Victoria.

“I am extremely honoured to be selected for this position,” Talbot said. “ The appointment is particularly appreciated at this time since this year (2012) is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the regiment.  In my new role I hope to strengthen the connections between Vancouver Islanders and their own militia regiment.”

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