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News Article / July 6, 2015

From 14 Wing Greenwood

Defence Minister Jason Kenney has appointed key-note speaker, singer-songwriter and entertainer Terry Kelly to a three-year position as honorary colonel of 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia. He replaces Honorary Colonel Barb Stegemann, who has held the position since December 2011.

The change of appointment ceremony took place today.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Terry has accepted the position and with his strong community background, I have no doubt that he will be a wonderful addition to our military family,” said Colonel Iain Huddleston, the commander of 14 Wing.

Honorary Colonel Kelly is a member of the Order of Canada and is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates in Civil Laws and in Fine Arts from Kings College and Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, respectively. He has received the Queen’s Silver and Diamond Jubilee medals.

He has released seven full-length recordings, resulting in seven East Coast Music Awards and nominations for four Canadian Country Music Awards and a JUNO. He has shared the stage with symphony orchestras and has performed his original music in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and for the Canadian and allied troops in Afghanistan. 

He is most recognized for his inspirational song “A Pittance of Time” ("C’est si peu de temps"). The video of this song is available on Youtube.

The honorary colonel title carries many responsibilities such as developing, promoting and sustaining strong community ties, assisting in hosting parades and other wing functions, fostering esprit de corps and establishing and maintaining liaison with the wing’s charities and associations.

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