The Governor General visited the armoury of Les Voltigeurs de Québec, while in Québec. This was the first visit by a governor general since the fire that destroyed this historic building, one of the most distinctive in Québec, on April 4, 2008.
Located next to the historic site of the Plains of Abraham, the armoury houses the Canadian Armed Forces Voltigeurs de Québec regiment, in the fortified city of Québec.⚜️ pic.twitter.com/z70cLdz3Wp— GGJuliePayette (@GGJuliePayette) February 13, 2019
Greeted by an Honour Guard, Her Excellency met with Lieutenant-Colonel Tony Poulin, Commanding Officer of the Voltigeurs, and learned more about the history of the Voltigeurs and the armoury, a National Historic Site of Canada.
Les Voltigeurs de Québec was founded as a rifle regiment in 1862 and was the first French-Canadian regiment. It now operates as an Army Reserve light infantry unit of the Canadian Armed Forces.