Congratulations to Bombardier Albert Law on his award of Commander of the Canadian Army Commendation. “Bombardier Law’s compassion, dedication and professionalism are a credit to the entire Canadian Army and deserving of recognition.”
Additional photos of the 18 Pounder have now been uploaded. Great work! Check out the new photos and videos here.
Operation Reassurance Training
Bombardier Jennifer Wong and Bombardier Chan from 15th Field Artillery Regiment participate in lead-up training, Ex Patricia Wolverine with 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Canadian Forces Base Wainwright. Check out a few more photos here.
Several members of the Regiment fired their final round at Yakima Firing Centre. Captains Rob Wishnicki and Kevin Walker were joined by Captain Brian Lougheed from the 5th. Also firing a round was the outgoing RSM, Chief Warrant Officer Rob Garrett who is heading off to the 39th Service Battalion.
15th Field Artillery Regiment and 5th (BC) Field Regiment returned to Yakima Firing Centre after a three year hiatus. More photos and stories to follow. Check out HonCol Ducker's video here
Your website editor is still travelling. Currently in Ontario preparing for The Royal Canadian Artillery Association Annual General Meeting. Have you registered yet?
On the way to Kingston stopped in at Crysler's Farm. Great story from the War of 1812.
C1 155mm Howitzer
The latest acquisition for our military museum has just arrived in B.C. The C1 155mm Howitzer is a Canadianized version of the American M114 155mm Howitzer which was first produced in 1942. The Canadian version was built by Sorel Industries and was issued to several Reserve Artillery units including the 85th Battery in Ladner. Like our 18 pounder, we have some work to do on tire replacement. Thanks to Ian Newby and the Western Museum of the Armed Forces for his assistance in the transportation process.
18 Pounder update
The 18 Pounder has new tires! Unfortunate delays with COVID and a long delivery time for both tires and inner tubes delayed the project. Thanks to some great work from some dedicated individuals and some valued donations, the project is continuing to move ahead.