Added Bernard (Whistling Bernie) Smith to the nominal roll and placed his obituary in the 2012 Yearbook. Looking for assistance in matching him to the many Yorke Island/15th (Vancouver) Coast photographs that we have. I'm sure he must be in some of the group photos! Also looking for additional information on enrolment and which unit he transferred over to and landed with in Normandy.
Check out the new photos in the 1963 Yearbook. Recognize anyone?
It's taken me all week to post the story of the weekend excursion to Yorke Island on line. Take a look at the 2016 yearbook and you can watch the videos on the ride over, the Gunner Wallace Brunt Memorial and the tour of the gun line. There's talk that we should make it an annual event. Hopefully I'll see you on the tour next year!
The latest updated voting is as follows:
1 Britannia A - 1983
2 Canada Day Salute - 2005
3 UNFICYP B - 1992
4 Deutschland - 1967
5 UNFICYP A - 1992
6 Black Bear A - 1983
7 Smoky Smith Funeral - 2005
8 Rotterdam International Military Tattoo - 2006
9 Freedom of the City - 1977
10 Cougar Salvo - 2004
11 Gunner Brunt Memorial A - 2016
12 Lady Soames Visit A - 1989
13 Gonging - 1979
14Yakima - 2010
15 Yakima - 2009
16 Gonging - 1960
17 Oktoberfest A - 1971
18 Canada Day Salute - 2008
19 Cougar Salvo - 2005
20 Regimental Band B
21 Britannia B -1983
Have you voted on your favourite photographs yet?
Rate 1-20, top 3, or top 5!
It's time to make our decision on the top 20 photograph to be forwarded to the committee working on Volume III of the Gunners of Canada. This edition will tell the tale of the Regiment from 1960 to the present. I've presented the following photographs for several weeks and have added new ones that have been provided. I would now ask you to select your top twenty picks by numbering them from backwards from 20 down to 1. The twenty photos with the highest score will be presented to the Commanding Officer for his final decision. The entire regimental family (members, retirees, wives, husbands, sisters, brothers, children, other military members that have worked with us) are allowed to vote. Contact your network to view the photos and make their choice.
Q1 - What if I only like one photograph? - Give it a 20, ignore the rest!
Q2 - What if I only like 3 photographs? - Give them a 20, 19, 18, ignore the rest!
Q3 - What if I can't make up my mind as to which one is the best? - Give them both 20!
As an option you can got to the Vancouver Gunners Facebook page. Find the Gunners of Canada Volume III album and post your ranking in the comments under the applicable photograph.
Change of Regimental Sergeant Major from Chief Warrant Officer Ray Guttridge to Chief Warrant Officer Brian Cormier. Check out the other pictures in the 1972 Yearbook.
Fort Lewis, Easter 1972. Were you there? Check out the photos and let me know if you're in the crowd. 1972 Yearbook
Oktoberfest 1971! What a party! Check out the new pictures recently found in Regimental Museum. There's more in the 1971 yearbook.
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