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PW2-3 Raising a New Flag: Canada introduced a new national flag in 1965. Ceremonies were held in Canada and overseas to raise the new flag.

The following is a copy of the order promulgated on 4 February 1965 for the raising of Canada’s new flag at the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada) barracks, Fort St. Louis, Werl, West Germany.

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Below is a photograph of Sergeant John Robertson’s second raising of the new flag on this historic day - at the school in the Canadian Permanent Married Quarters (PMQ’s) in Werl. Also below is an article from the local German newspaper recording the event. Sergeant Robertson is seen saluting as the Red Ensign is lowered for the last time.

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Submitted by Major (Ret’d) John (Robbie) Robertson


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