Gunner Allan Gow Carruthers enlisted with the 68th Overseas Depot Battery in February 1916. He was a jeweler and owner of the A.G. Carruthers Jewellers. In the Second World War he served with 201 Battery 11th (Reserve) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA.
Gunner Frank George Hickling served with 15th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery and the 5th Canadian Siege Battery during his service in the First World War. His granddaughter has recently found our online nominal roll and provided us with his photo. In return, we have linked her up with our copy of the War Diary so her family can read about her grandfather's experiences.
The 1980s are now online. Looking for feedback if I missed your name, a significant episode during that decade or if you've got a better picture hiding at home. Check it out here. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bombardier (ret'd) Eric Halstead has been diligently at work tracing the history of some of our early members. The latest additions are:
Gunner William James Morgan Campbell
Gunner Harry John Cannell
Have you checked out your nominal roll information? Is it correct?
Photos have been added to the Chilliwack Rifle Exercise page here. The photos include a group photo with 1, Major Ian Newby, Second Lieutenant Graeme Stewart, Captain John Hawthorne, 5, 6, Lieutenant Dave Anderson, Major John Jessop, 9, Bombardier Kevin Walker, Master Bombardier Keith Laing, Master Bombardier Colin Parkinson, Master Bombardier Brad Shorey. In addition we have a photo with Lieutenant-Colonel John MacGregor, Major Bob Mugford and Major John Jessop. The final picture is that of the inevitable end of ex clean up at Bessborough Armoury featuring Bombardier Doug Johnston, 2, Master Bombardier Keith Laing, Captain CI Young, Geoff Wilkie, Master Bombardier John McClelland, 7. Can you help to identify the missing names?
More photos from the Peter Moogk collection! We've moved to 1982 and the District Commander's annual inspection in Bessborough Armoury. A detachment of soldiers from the 1/11th Field Artillery in Ft Lewis were invited up and brought along one of their M-102 105mm Howitzers. Check out the rest of the happenings in 1982 here.
Peter Moogk has sent along some more photos from 1981. Can you identify some of the people? The Officers and Senior NCO's are formed up behind the guns: Warrant Officer Mike Meehan, 2, 3, Master Bombardier Rick Reimer, Master Warrant Officer George Wood, 6, Chief Warrant Officer Eric Tyldesley-Gore, Master Warrant Officer Bill Amos, Chief Warrant Officer Don Friedsam, Honorary Colonel Graham Blyth, Major John MacGregor, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Griffiths, Captain John Hawthorne, Major Bob Mugford, Captain CI Young.
Check out the other photos here.
The first draft chapter of the Regimental Pictorial History Book is now online here. Check out the 1990s and let me know if you can find any errors or omissions.
Was there a significant event that I forgot?
Can you remember the names of all those that joined with you during those years?
Can you remember the name of that exercise in Yakima in 1991?
Have you got that photograph hiding at home that provides a better story of the 1990s?
Additional Photos have been placed on the Dolan Magrath page. Can you provide some background such as names, location and dates?
Captain Rob Wishnicki's collection of photos from the camp area. Do you recognize any of the buildings from your tour? Check them out here.
Canadian Forces Liaison Council
Lieutenant-Colonel Brent Purcell from the Canadian Forces Liaison Council speaks at a presentation recognizing the cooperation and skills Reservists contributed to critical work at Vancouver Coastal Health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation took place on 17 June 2020 on the front steps of Vancouver General Hospital. See more photos here.
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