All of the pages have now been updated with the new link pages. I can now resume searching on the site and with google without being inundated with numerous repetitive hits from the Vancouver Gunners site.
There's two reasons that updates have not been as frequent lately. The first reason is that I'm on the road travelling through the south west USA. The Grand Canyon and Death Valley have been two of the stops in our little camper van. Beautiful scenery! if they're not on your bucket list; they should be! Internet connectivity and research time have been severely curtailed.
The second reason is my status as a poorly skilled web designer. The concept for each of the yearbooks was to provide a pdf copy that one and all could download as they wished and a web page for those that simply wanted to read on-line. I was planning to keep the yearbooks as if they were written during that year. For example, 1930 would have a list of all the Commanding Officers up to that year, 1970 would have a list of Commanding Officers up to that year, etc. This was all wonderful until one realizes that there are 94 pdf documents and 94 webpages with Lt Col Coghlan listed as the first Commanding Officer. If I was to have an error on the spelling of his name I would have 188 corrections to make!
That's not all! I just recently installed a search function on each page. If you search for Coghlan you get inundated with search results but most of them have to do with the lists that I've created that are providing you the same information over and over again. The same applies to a google search outside of the website. Coghlan comes up quite often, but the hits are mostly from my own lists.
In order to solve this problem I have decided to create one chapter of lists; lists of Commanding Officers, lists of Regimental Sergeants Major, lists of Honoraries, lists of awards, lists of trophies, etc, etc.
Now I just have to go back through 94 yearbooks and erase all those extra lists.....Might take a while, we're off to Beverly Hills this morning....
Came across Sergeant Arne Knudson's obituary. Does anyone have a complete listing of Arne's medals?
Further internet searching has also providing a great story on Arne's exploits as published in esprit de corps magazine. Take a look, it's pretty amazing.
The sad death of Gunner Wallace Brunt, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.
The new searchlights arrive at Yorke Island and Vancouver.
Ferguson Point and Yorke Island exchange guns.
Much of the history of the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade, RCA is due to the hard work of Peter Moogk and his book 'Vancouver Defended'. A former officer of the Regiment, Peter will hopefully share his own history for the yearbooks. Make sure you thank him for his work in preserving these stories and his continued work in the Regimental Museum. Drop in most Wednesdays before lunch and take a tour!
All the latest happenings with the Vancouver Gunners