Artillery Recognition Awards
As part of the Lest We Forget project, the RCA Association has been revising the recognition pages on the rca-arc.org website. Check out these 3 new pages. Make sure that your award hasn't been missed.
RCA Association Volunteers needed
The RCA Association is looking for assistance with their Lest We Forget Project. There are several tasks that need some capable volunteers to scour the internet and report back with some historic Artillery information.
1. Review online citation cards for details on the action that took place for the awarding of the Military Cross, Military Medal, etc.
2. Review online pers files for Gunners Regimental history. Which units did they serve in, where were they born, etc.
3. Cross reference the online medal awards with the individuals online personnal history.
Sound like a fun job? All you need is internet access and some spare hours. Contact email@example.com if yu're interested or need more information.
Peter Moogk collection
A few more photos from Peter's private collection. The first two pictures are of Arne Knudsen in the Fall of 1939 and in August 1994 (posing with a bandolier at his North Surrey home). The third photo was taken in the museum's office in February 2010. It shows Vic Stevenson and Bob Spring - just two and a half months before Vic's death.
Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
Major (Ret'd) Peter Moogk CD was presented with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by the Minister of Fisheries, The Honourable Joyce Murray, at a brief ceremony in the WOs’ & Sgts’ Mess held prior to the RUSI luncheon.
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Vancouver held it’s first event since the start of the pandemic. A catered lunch started at noon, followed by a presentation at 1330hrs. RUSI President, Keith Maxwell, provided a presentation on the history of NORAD including plans for a major upgrade of NORAD's sensors, communications and weapons systems to maintain its capabilities for another generation. check out the remainder of the story on our 2023 yearbook page.
The course is designed to teach non-signal trades, like infantry and artillery, how to use their units’ in-house communication equipment. 39 Signal Regiment coached infanteers and gunners on battlefield communications for the first time at the Nanaimo Military Camp (NMC). Bombardier Lee Empey and Units taking advantage of the communications training along with 15th Field Artillery Regiment included Vancouver Island-based regiments 5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment and the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s).