It has been brought to my attention that a former member of ours passed away on 11 December 1998, apparently in a tragic vehicle accident. Private Lindsay Ellen Sansome was enrolled in 15th Field Artillery Regiment on 10 May 1994 and took her release on 9 January 1996.
Once a Gunner, always a Gunner
The second half of WO Rick Tennant's Afghanistan tour pictures (600+) have now been uploaded. Check them out on this page. Ask him about Afghan spiders and beetles the next time you have coffee with him! Or maybe a beer at the Regimental Birthday Party!
The pictorial tour of WO Rick Tennant's tour in Afghanistan 2009 continues with another 150+ photos uploaded. Check them out and come on down to the Centennial Birthday Party in 2 weeks time to check out other photos from our Regiment's history. Have you got any that you would like to add to the collection?
It looks like we're headed towards a successful Birthday Party coming up on 1 February 2020. As of today, 166 tickets have been purchased. Order yours now before we encounter the max capacity for Bessborough Armoury and shut down sales.
I do not have everyone's TOS date but the numbers I have indicate that we have members from the following decades: 1950s-2, 1960s-3, 1970s-8, 1980s-17, 1990s-14, 2000s-6, 2010s-12 . Is your data entered correctly on the attached file?
Another 100+ photos from Afghanistan provide a glimpse into the CIMIC world regarding wells, road damage and sewage issues. Check them out at the bottom of the Afghanistan page and ask WO Rick Tennant about some of the details. You'll probably findhim at the 100th Regimental Birthday party in 2 weeks time. Have you bought your ticket yet?
Cyprus Range Day
Capt Rob Wishnicki has provided some additional photos from Cyprus OP SNOWGOOSE 58. The latest series features range day on the island. C7, C9, mortars and Karl Gustaf. It looks like a great day! Check out the photos here. How many of the Cyprus crew will be at the 100th Regimental Birthday Party? Have you bought your ticket yet?
Another newspaper article has been found regarding the 11th Anti-Aircraft Regiment firing their Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun for the local Vancouver newspapers. Check out the other news from 1944 here.
Afghanistan tour 2009
Another 100 photos have been added to Rick Tennant's Afghanistan tour page. There appears to be a substantial difference in the quantity of photos taken during the UNPROFOR days in the 90s and the Afghanistan tours. Trust you're enjoying the photos from eleven years ago. have you got any from your tour to share? Bring them down on a USB to the Regimental Centennial Party on 31 Jan/1Feb. I'll bring my laptop for downloads. Have you purchased your ticket yet?
The Vancouver Sun and the the Province carried a few articles about the artillery during the year. The new Commanding Officer of the Active Force unit, Lt-Col Alfred Hood was featured as was BSM Trappitt working for the War Fund. There was a very interesting photo of the parents of a future Commanding Officer, Maj Richard Walkem, rehearsing for their radio contact with their son in Europe. Quite different than today's contact with deployed members. Check out the other exciting stories from 1942.
The first meeting between President Bill Clinton of the United States of America and Russian President Boris Yeltsin. It was held in Vancouver 3 April 1993 and the Regiment fired salutes for each of their arrivals. Rob Wishnicki's collection just yielded up two additonal photographs of the event. Does anyone know who the other detachment commanders were? Does anyone have additional photos? Check out the other photos on the 1993 page. Captain Wisnicki has already bought his ticket for the 2020 birthday party, have you?
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