50 Years of Signals in Red Deer Celebration



Celebrating 50 Years of Signals: Unveiling of Mercury Statue at Cormack Armoury

In a commemorative event marking 50 years of service, 41 Signals Regiment 2 Squadron Red Deer is set to celebrate its rich history on April 27th at Cormack Armoury. Initially established as the first reserve signal unit in Red Deer under the name 745 Communication Troop in 1974, the squadron has evolved over the years, eventually becoming 749 Communication Squadron and, since 2011, 41 Signal Regiment 2 Squadron Red Deer. Despite its modest size, the squadron has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness, with soldiers deploying on 50 individual overseas missions during its half-century of existence.

To honour this milestone, 41 Signal Regiment has acquired a statue of Mercury, symbolizing communication, which will be mounted atop a specially constructed pedestal at Cormack Armoury. The unveiling ceremony of the Mercury statue will take place during a public event at Cormack Armoury on April 27th. The festivities kick off with a national job fair, followed by a free community BBQ from 1200 to 1400. The statue unveiling is scheduled from 1400 to 1430, followed by a Regiment and Alumni family BBQ at 1800.

The project is made possible through the generous donations of alumni from the RCCS community though not all costs are covered. The regiment aims to raise an additional $5,000 to $10,000 to cover various expenses, including the cost of a plaque, the temporary pedestal, large decals featuring the squadron crest for placement within the unit lines, and additional funds towards the permanent project. For further details regarding the day’s events or to contribute to the celebration, interested parties are encouraged to reach out to MWO Adkins at [email protected].

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