The Vancouver Artillery Association has several events planned for November.
The 15th Field Artillery Regiment RCA will be firing the salute from Crab Park (Portside Park) close to downtown Vancouver at 1100 hours on Friday 11th of November 2016.
It is the intent of the Vancouver Artillery Association to move the Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) Limber and 25 Pounder to that location in the morning. The Association Dun Detachment should advise Bob Mugford if they are available at 0800 hrs 11 November for the move. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commanding Officer has granted permission for former members of the Regiment to form up on parade, behind the guns, with the Regiment and Cadets. The Regiment will form up at 10:30 hrs. Dress is blue Regimental blazers with grey pants and berets. It is understood that not all members own “Blues and Greys” so the dress policy will certainly be extremely lenient. It’s more important that you’re on parade than dressed properly! Drop Leon Jensen an email at LeonJ1@hotmail.com if you plan to attend.
The Messes will be opened after the Ceremony for recounting of historic deeds and tall tales.
Yorke Island Coastal Artillery History Meeting
The Vancouver Artillery Association will be hosting a Yorke Island Coastal Artillery History Meeting on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 1300 hours in the Officers’ Mess, Bessborough Armoury, 2025 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver.
The intent of the meeting is to bring attract individuals or groups with an interest in BC's Coastal Artillery history with a specific focus on Yorke Island. The session will mostly concentrate on Yorke Island photographs in order to build a comprehensive history of the island's preparation in World War II.
We are looking for individuals that would be interested in examining the photos to develop an historic timeline of construction. In addition, we are working on identifying the members that served on Yorke Island and their career in the Canadian Army. We are hoping to attract descendants of many of those members that may have photographs and information in their family albums that they may wish to share. Scanners will be available to record that information.
Interested? Contact Leon Jensen at leonJ1@hotmail.com if you plan to attend.
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