Photos from the Executrek at Cougar Salvo 2007. Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Kuhn, Deputy Brigade Commander and Major Jim Barrett, Commanding Officer. Check out the other photos here.
Another two videos have been added to the Yorke Island 15-18 July 2021 page. One of them provides a walk around the power house.
Congratulations to Captain Mark Staples as the top candidate on the Instructor in Gunnery. Captain Staples joined 15th Field Regiment, RCA in December 2014 and component transferred in 2017. Mark also came in third in the 2021/22 Colonel Geoffrey Brooks Essay Contest which provides an excellent and independent source of innovative thinking to inform RCA Leadership decision making. His essay focussed on the “The Value of Experience” and looked at the concepts of retaining, attracting, and training soldiers with respect to providing solutions to personnel shortages. Sounds like it's been an exciting career so far! Well done Mark!
Planning on joining us in September? Here's the room we have booked in Courselles sur Mer. September 3 to 13 - 10 nights - 682 Euros. Central location and we can drive to many of the Normandy sites. Check out VRBO www.vrbo.com
Six new videos have been posted on the Yorke Island 15-18 July 2021 page. Have you got any Yorke Island photos hiding at home that you would like to share? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
My flight is booked. Is yours?
Catherine and I will be flying from Montreal to Paris on 30 August 2022 and staying in Paris for 3 nights before renting a car and heading down to Courseulles-sur-Mer. Nine nights on the coast will give us an opportunity of exploring Juno Beach, Omaha Beach, Rouen, Dieppe and Point 67 before heading off to Amiens and Ypres. Back in Paris on the 17th to turn in the car and bid adieu to our fellow battle field tourists as Catherine and I head off to Avignon and other southern France sites.
Want to join us in Normandy? Find some buddies that are interested in attending and book a flight, rent a car, book a room on VRBO and meet us for coffee at the Restaurant Cote Plage on 4 Sep.
Send me an email if that fits your plans, send me some of your ideas, and keep an eye on the Battlefield Tour 2022 page here.
More photos and a video have been added to the Yorke Island 15-18 July 2021 page. More videos to follow!
Congratulations to Master Warrant Officer Heath Porritt, Chief Warrant Officer Rob Garrett and the other members noted in upcoming change of appointments!
More pictures have been added to the 85VICS Yearly Clean up and Assessment, April 16-19 2021 page. Check out the photos of cave crickets and Brendan's surveying skills.