Three Commissioning Scrolls handed out

Slt Griffin receives his commissioning scroll
Slt Griffin receives his commissioning scroll

 Only one time during the career of a Canadian Armed Forces Officer do they receive their Queen's Commissioning Scroll.  At RCSCC Warspite, we were lucky enough to have three officers receive them at the same time.  The Queen's Commission is a very special document that solidifies the member as an officer within the Canadian Armed Forces and is signed by a member of the Royal Family or their designate.

On Tuesday October 1, 2019, Slt Ron Griffin, Slt Karen Ellis and A/Slt Donnie Heibein received their commissioning scrolls from the Commanding Officer of RCSCC Warspite, Lt(N) Eric Bremner.

Slt Ellis receives her commissioning scroll
Slt Ellis receives her commissioning scroll

A Commissioning Scroll is tailored to each member given their name and rank, but the general information provided grants that the member is now an officer within the Canadian Armed Forces.  See below for the general outline in what is contained on a commissioning scroll document.

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith

To ........ .........

hereby appointed an Officer in Her Majesty's Canadian Armed Forces

With Seniority of the .... day of ......... ....

WE reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage and Integrity do by these Presents Constitute and Appoint you to be an Officer in our Canadian Armed Forces. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your Duty as such in the Rank of .............. or in such other Rank as We may from time to time hereafter be pleased to promote or appoint you to, and you are in such manner and on such occasions as may be prescribed by us to exercise and well discipline both the Inferior Officers and Non-Commissioned Members serving under you and use your best endeavour to keep them in good Order and Discipline, and We do hereby Command them to Obey you as their Superior Officer, and you to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as from time to time you shall receive from Us, or any other your Superior Officer according to Law, in pursuance of the Trust hereby Reposed in you.

IN WITNESS Whereof our Governor General of Canada hath hereunto set her hand and Seal at Our Government House in the City of Ottawa this .... day of .......... in the Year of our Lord ................... and in the .... Year of Our Reign.

By Command of Her Excellency the Governor General

Slt Griffin's commissioning scroll
Slt Griffin's commissioning scroll

The cadets, officers, parents and league members of RCSCC Warspite congratulate Slt Griffin, Slt Ellis and A/Slt Heibein on receiving their commission.

Take pride in this document, it is very special and you only receive one.  I would like to officially welcome you as commissioned officers within the Canadian Armed Forces.

Lt(N) Eric Bremner, Commanding Officer

Bravo Zulu to all three of officers and have a great career within the Canadian Armed Forces and Cadet Instructor Cadre.

A/Slt Heibein receives his commissioning scroll
A/Slt Heibein receives his commissioning scroll