It was a foggy Ex Cougar Salvo in Yakima, Washington. Were you there? A new page has just been set up for your photos of the weekend. Send your stories or additional pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
A new page for Western Challenge 1992 has just been added. Additional photos and stories would be most welcome.
Deconflicting a couple of exercises in 1996 with photos from Grayson McCready. He dropped in for lunch on Wednesday with his laptop and we copied some great photos. Now we just need to identify the faces and receive some stories! The first set was from the winter rifle ex in Chilliwack. There's some promotions in the snow. Check out the captions and let me know what names are missing.
The second exercise is Chilliwack in the spring time. There's the gas hut, rappelling and range practice. Looking for info on the pictures here.
Battle Dress Uniform
Sergeant Clay Harmon and Private Darwin Harmon. The lanyard was presented on completion of the Artilleryman course. Regimental brass was purchased at Edmonds Regalia.
The Centennial Birthday Party brought a lot of new pictures, names and stories for the website. The pictures from 1964 came from Warrant Officer (Retired) Clay Harmon. He now lives in Kamloops and came down with his brother Warrant Officer (retired) Darwin Harmon. The family artillery connection includes another two brothers Warrant officer (Retired) Brian Harmon and Sergeant (Retired) Terry Harmon. That's quite a family tradition and you can round it off with his father Gunner Orville Harmon, who was torpedoed on his way to OP HUSKY and fought through Italy and then over to France and Germany. Quite the adventure!
Back to 85 Battery in Ladner.... On parade, working on their vehicles and on their M1A1 155mm Howitzer. Check out the other photos here.
Subalterns' Pizza Night
What better way to spend a Saturday night than with beer, pizza and your fellow subalterns in the Officers' Mess. Check out other stories from 2000 here.
Just added to our list of Military Cross awards.
Lieutenant Robert Lindsay Challoner, MC was a member of the 11th (Reserve) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA and the 39th Field Regiment RCA (RF) during the Second World War. In the First World War, after graduating as an Artillery officer from Royal Military College, he was taken on strength with the Royal Engineers. It was during this time that he was awarded the Military Cross for bravery, the details of which are still to be uncovered.
Latest group photos have revealed a fondness for dogs within the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA. I've cut them out of the photos and moved them to their own page. Now we just need some dog names revealed. Any guesses? Rover? Gunner?
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