Vancouver Sun Coverage
Regimental Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer Class II Dave Penman's photo with Gunner R.F. Bee makes the news in 1961.
Gunner Glenn Patterson preparing to rappell at Albert Head during the Junior Leaders Course in 1972. Does anyone have the original photo?
Master Bombardier Ian Smith CD receives his Canadian Forces Decoration from the Colonel Commandant of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, Brigadier-General Robert P. Beaudry CD. (The CD was actually due in 1995)
Lieutenant Richard Secord Phillips, a former member of 43rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA and 15th Field Regiment RCA was killed in Petawawa, ON 19 February 1953, while serving with the 81st Field Regiment RCA. His death was caused by a premature 25 pounder artillery round. He leaves behind a wife, Anne Elizabeth Phillips and is interred at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, BC.
Change of Command Parade
Lieutenant-Colonel John T. Carter hands over the Regiment to Lieutenant-Colonel John S. Brownlee-Baker on 19 October 1991. Were you on the parade? Have you got any photographs of the parade that you could share?
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Spent hours over the last couple of days (while I've been fighting a terrible summer cold!) adding the names of 68th Battery 16th Brigade North Russia Expeditionary Force to the nominal roll. There's some fascinating stories coming to light. Check them out by using the search box and typing in "16th Brigade"
The pictures are rather poor quality due to the Museum only having a photocopy of the original album.
A Military Medal was awarded to Driver Murdock A. Kennedy, MM, a member of 68th Battery, 16th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, North Russia Expeditionary Force in recognition of gallant conduct in the field on 8 Apr 1919. There were no details recorded on his citation card. That is the 28th person that has a connection with 15th Field Artillery Regiment RCA and its perpetuated units that has been awarded the Military Medal; a proud regimental legacy!
The 25 Pounder detachment deployed to the Aldergrove Fair from 20 to 22 July. They finished off the Langley's Thunderbird Fast Draw Club's 105 pistol salute with the final 106th bang to celebrate the years of the fair.
Leon Jensen, Doug Loney, Bob Mugford and Don Foster donated their time to represent the Vancouver Gunners at this great event. Sunday's schedule includes another firing at 1500 hours - drop on by and say hi.