Greater Victoria residents receive Governor General honours

The Governor General has recognized three men with close ties to CFB Esquimalt for their meritorious military service.

Retired Rear Admiral Tyrone Pile, Cmdr. Christopher Hargreaves and Victoria real estate businessman and honourary navy Capt. Cedric Steele will be honoured, among others, by Governor General David Johnston, who also serves as the Canadian Forces commander-in-chief. A ceremony will be held Friday (June 10) at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Steele, who has promoted and supported the base for 13 years, and Hargreaves, commander of Canadian Forces Fleet School will receive meritorious service medals.

The meritorious service cross will go to Pile for commanding the Canadian Forces’ mission in support of the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games, one of the most complex domestic military operations in Canadian history.

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