By Captain Nicholas Kaempffer
Base Gagetown, NB –The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School (RCAS), is proud to announce that Master Bombardier Guillaume Lemay has been selected to represent the Canadian Army as a Sentry at the National War Memorial on Remembrance Day. A superb soldier with impeccable drill, dress, and deportment, Master Bombardier Lemay embodies the demanding expectations and performance expected of a Gunner serving The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, the Canadian Army, and the Canadian Armed Forces as a whole.
Hailing from Lévis, QC, Master Bombardier Lemay is an Observation Post Second-in-Command within W Battery’s Artillery Tactics Group. Starting his career as an Artilleryman in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Primary Reservist in 2009, Master Bombardier Lemay component transferred to the Regular Force in 2012, where he was posted to Base Gagetown. The top student on multiple courses, he was quickly identified for his leadership, dedication, physical fitness, and intelligence – consequently, he received recognition from both the Commandant of the RCAS, and the Commander of the Combat Training Centre for his service to The Guns. Further, he was nominated for and successfully completed basic parachutist training in 2013, a testament to his courage, resolve, and toughness. He is the proud father of his son Ethan Lemay, who just celebrated his first birthday. Once his selection was announced by CANFORGEN, Master Bombardier Lemay stated that: “I am honoured to represent the Canadian Army on Remembrance Day, forming the vigil with other members of the Canadian Armed Forces at the National War Memorial. Just like my brothers and sisters in arms across Canada, when I stand as a sentry, my thoughts and heart will be with those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we could live safe, prosperous lives in our great country. Je me souviens!”
The Remembrance Day Sentry Program is part of the Canadian Armed Forces recognition program which was established to recognize Regular Force and Reserve Force sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen during ceremonies that are held throughout the year. Nominations are extraordinarily competitive and are driven by the Chain of Command, who must identify potential Sentries from those who have a high level of physical fitness and deportment, while possessing a record of exemplary conduct. Those individuals who pass through a rigorous selection process and are appointed as a Sentry have the rare honour of representing Canada at the National War Memorial on Remembrance Day.
Photo credit Tactics School ALSC.