Looking for a get away? Fort Worden in Washington State is an excellent spot. Rent a campsite, RV hook up, a room in the Officers' Quarters or a Yurt for a couple of days. Explore the Fort and check out the neighbouring Port Townsend. Check out some more photos here.
Gunner Stuart Perry Hamilton, MM
We have uncovered another member recognized for bravery. , Gunner Stuart Perry Hamilton, MM enrolled with the 68th Overseas Depot Battery, Canadian Field Artillery and served with the 18th Battery, 5th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF. He was awarded the Military Medal on 14 Jul 1918, but there are no details recorded on his citation card.
I was wandering the internet on a Sunday evening and came across the http://www.15thfieldregiment.ca/ website. It does not appear to have been updated in the last 5 years. Does anyone know who the owner is? We could use the address as a backup to the Vancouver Gunners website. It's rather sad to have a website that never gets updated..... Would also be helpful if someone could pass on some info about the photos and videos. Who, what, where and when would be helpful so that we can fit them into our history.
Trying out a new layout in the Museum office. Will have to hear from our archivists if there is any improvement.
The sample installation of shelving in the museum office has been met with approval from all that have seen it. We're now thinking of adding similar shelves to the west wall. Only problem is that we have not received sufficient donations to complete the east wall. One donation for $200.00 just came in over the weekend. Would you like to donate? You just need to send a simple internet e-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Avalanche Dark Lager
The RCA Association worked with Mt Begbie Brewing Company on a beer to celebrate the many years of AVCON. Our own Russell Heyman worked with the Mt Begbie team by designing the growler label. Of course he had to make the drive to try out the beer. Hey Russ, how did it taste?
Good overview of the Russian logistical situation can be found in this Washington Post article.
While the article is not about artillery, it does provide a look at the composition of a Russian Battalion Tactical Group. It also has a couple of photos possibly showing the before an after shots of a self propelled gun.
Gunner Helmcken's duty during the week included washing the unit vehicles, hauling large quantities of ammunition to a sniper gun located close to the artillery monument, a few days on the sniper gun during which they came under counter battery fire and an opportunity to imbibe in some ration rum. Check out the story in his words here.
The link is to a BBC report on the 331st Regiment from the Russian Army. It may not be artillery focused but it provides an insight into what may have happened to the Russian northern thrust to Kyiv. Check out the 10 minute video here.