It was all pomp and ceremony at CFB Kingston this afternoon.
Base commander, Brigadier General Stephen Kelsey is on the move.
He’s handed the reigns over to incoming base commander, Colonel Andrew Jayne.
Newswatch’s Darryn Davis has more from the change of command.
Members of the military and dignitaries said good bye to outgoing CFB Kingston base commander Brigadier-General Stephen Kelsey and welcomed incoming commander Colonel Andrew Jayne.
Outgoing commander Kelsey praised the men and women both in uniform and civilian for their service during his time.
“They represent devotion to duty, enthusiasm and they provide the key to any leaders success.”
He also took time to thank his wife and family for their support both during his time at CFB Kingston and throughout his career.
“Whitney’s given unconditional support even if it’s not deserving and it makes people like me want to work harder to be a better dad and husband. ”
Incoming commander Colonel Andrew Jayne is coming to CFB Kingston from Ottawa and says he’s looking to carry on the work of his predecessor.
“To make sure that we’re well positioned to serve the units and those formations so that they can accomplish their missions, whether it be training new soldiers for the Canadian armed forces or partaking in missions overseas. ”
“Colonel Jayne takes over command at a busy time.
CFB Kingston is in the midst of preparing for potential disaster relief.”
Hurricane Mathew has been leaving a trail of destruction in the Carribean and is now making it’s way up the eastern sea board.
“We’ve been asked to provide some support to people that are preparing in the event as the general said the government asks us to provide a commitment.”
Brigadier-General Kelsey is now off to his next posting in Iraq.
Darryn Davis CKWS Newswatch Kingston.