Captain Richard Van Slyke and his lovely lady Vivienne are mentioned in the Vancouver Sun regarding the upcoming Military Ball. Check out what else was happening in 2005 here.
I've put together 6 quizzes that may assist you in putting some names to faces for this coming weekend. I've got all the Commanding Officers' names and most of the Honoraries and Regimental Sergeants Major, however I'm missing lists of really important people! Who were all the Youngest Soldiers at our Christmas Dinners? Remember the ones that exchanged tunics with the Commanding Officer? How about the oldest Junior Rank at the head table? The Command Team for all the Remembrance Day and Canada Day salutes? How about the Detachment Commanders?
Here's your chance to do some research today, tomorrow and on Saturday. Bring along a copy of the quiz and talk to your buddies at the reunion. Let's see if any team out there can guess them all!
Answers can be brought this weekend or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Have fun with your list!
Members of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment RCA have embarked on many operational taskings. The unit can trace it's history back to 31 Field Battery at Vimy Ridge and the 68th Field Battery in North Russia. During World War II, the unit was activated to man the local coastal defences protecting Vancouver. Many of those soldiers went on to joining other artillery units fighting in Europe. The support to operations continued with soldiers on UN missions in the Middle East, Croatia, Bosnia, Cyprus and NATO support in Europe.
The latest photos uploaded are from Captain Rob Wishnicki's tour with OP ATTENTION in Afghanistan. There's a lot of photos and I've just uploaded some of the pre-deployment training, arriving in Afghanistan and a range practise. There will be more to follow.
The newspapers carried several stories about Vancouver's artillery in 1950. The field gunners were set to depart to Wainwright for summer camp and were looking for new recruits. Further in the year, the annual Christmas Tea was mentioned in the social pages. Check out the other stories from 1950 here.
Master Warrant Officer Rob Wishnicki organized the Easter Seals 24 hour relay for kids in 2004 and continued with a larger team in 2005. They raised $25,000.00 to help send over 900 children with disabilities to one of the three specialized camps; Shawnigan, Winfield and Squamish, for a six-day summer camping adventure. Were you there? Have you got some names and pictures to add to the collection? Check out the ones we have here.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCS) course. WO Tennant managed to find the time to take a few photos during his course. Check them out here. Have you got potos to share? Scan them onto a USB memory stick, put them on a DVD or simply bring in a shoebox full of them this weekend during our Centennial birthday party.
A couple of newspaper articles from 1948. The 2nd Annual Military Ball was fast approaching and two of the Commandng Officers' wives were all set with plans for the evening. The second article mentions an Albert Sweet as the soloist for the Salvation Army Citadel Band. Was this our future Bandmaster? Check out the other news from 1948. If you're from that era, we could use some additonal information about the Regiment. Hope to see you on Friday night. Bring pictures!
Photos from the Change of Command in 2014 have finally surfaced. There must be more of them out there! Have you got any? Bring them in this weekend and we'll add them to our collection.
SATURDAY NIGHT BIRTHDAY PARTY SOLD OUT! We've reached maximum capacity for the Armoury floor. Did you miss out on the sale? email email@example.com and we'll put you on the waiting list in case someone drops out. Have you got an extra ticket you're not using? email me and we'll pass it on to someone on the waiting list. Don't forget there's always the Friday night Meet and Greet.
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