If you're a Yorkey, you probably alreay have the webcams at the Sayward Futures Wharf bookmarked on your browser. Check them out here. Yorke Island is uner the arrow at the far left of the Northeast view. The web page will also give you the latest weather information and temperature.
Thanks to Peter Moogk, we've got a few names from the reunion of 15th Coast Brigade and 1st Searchlight Regiment veterans in 1975. From L-R in the back row are Len Cuddeford, Jerry Hatton, Doug Moore, Nelson Longeuay (holding enlargement of press photo of 6" gun), K.M "Ken" Bonnett, St. Clair McPherson, (also holding photo), Ross Johnson (partially obscured), and A. "Gus" Clarke. In the front row are F.C. "Bud" Garrett, Nelson Darling, R.T. "Theo" Dumoulin, and Ted Cuddeford. There's a few more photos in the 1975 yearbook.
Vancouver Artillery Association members drove the Museum's Field Artillery Tractor in the Hyack Parade. Here's the announcement that was used.
15th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery
We have members of the 15th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery Museum driving a 1941 Canadian built Chevrolet Quad gun tractor towing a 25 pounder field gun from World War II. The vehicle and gun bear the markings of 15th Field Regiment RCA that was part of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division that served in North West Europe from July 1944 until the end of the war.
Anne Nikodem (former Bombardier Anne Edwards) and Terry Stratton (former Bombardier Terry Stratton) organized a great 30th year reunion for the 68 Valley Battery Gunners. Check out the rest of the story here.
The Colonel Geoffrey Brooks Memorial Essay Competition
Congratulations to Lieutenant Leiland Lloyd for winning top prize with his submission to the Colonel Geoffrey Brooks Memorial Essay Competition. You can download his article, Towed Artillery in the Modern Battle Space from The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery website rca-arc.org
Change of Command Parade
Lieutenant-Colonel Nick Watts, CD handed over command of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA to Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Grieve, CD on 27 May 2023. Check out the photos here.
Royal United Services Institute, Vancouver held another fine lunch at the Officers’ Mess. Organized by Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Don Foster, the lunch was part of the RUSI Speakers Series and featured Roddy Mackenzie, author of “Bomber Command, Churchill’s Greatest Triumph” Check out the other photos in the 2023 Yearbook
FAT Oil Change
It's time for the Field Artillery Tractor to receive an oil change. I wonder if the good fellows at Mr Lube found the specifications online?