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100-person honour guard welcomes Prime Minister to 8 Wing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inspected the troops that formed a 100-person Honour Guard to welcome him to the base along with the band and 8 Wing Leadership Thursday evening to end the first day of his campaign-style cross-country tour. Ross Lees photo

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inspected the troops that formed a 100-person Honour Guard to welcome him to the base along with the band and 8 Wing Leadership Thursday evening to end the first day of his campaign-style cross-country tour. Ross Lees photo

By Ross Lees
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau completed day one of his cross-country connect with Canadians tour with stops in Belleville and Trenton, following morning and afternoon visits to Manotick, Brockville, Kingston and Napanee.

A town-hall style meeting early evening at the Empire Theatre in Belleville met with a capacity, standing-room only crowd spilling out onto the street. Some people had to be turned away.

At 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Trenton, he was welcomed by a 100-person honour guard, the band and Wing leadership.

Despite high winds and plummeting temperatures, an impressive ceremony was held in honour of the Prime Minister’s first visit to CFB Trenton.

During the brief military reception, Trudeau spoke with the troops and honoured them with an inspection. He spent the night at Yukon Lodge, on the base. Friday’s tour includes breakfast at the base with military members and their families (see below); and later stops in Bewdley, Peterborough, Toronto and London.

2-Receiving-salute-Jan-2017-RLCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a full military welcome from an 100-person honour guard, the band and 8 Wing/CFB Trenton leadership to end his first day of his campaign-style cross-country tour Thursday. Ross Lees photo

1-Speaking-with-troops-Jan-2017-RLPrime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with troops during an inspection of the 100-person honour guard which welcomed him to the base Thursday night. Ross Lees photo

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the Yukon Galley at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario during a special breakfast for military members and their families, Friday, Jan. 13. Images by Corporal Ken Beliwicz, 8 Wing Imaging ©2017 DND-MDN Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the Yukon Galley at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario during a special breakfast for military members and their families, Friday, Jan. 13. Image by Corporal Ken Beliwicz, 8 Wing Imaging ©2017 DND-MDN Canada

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the Yukon Galley at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario during a special breakfast for military members and their families, Friday, Jan. 13. Images by Corporal Ken Beliwicz, 8 Wing Imaging ©2017 DND-MDN Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the Yukon Galley at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario during a special breakfast for military members and their families, Friday, Jan. 13. Images by Corporal Ken Beliwicz, 8 Wing Imaging ©2017 DND-MDN Canada

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