Additional photos from the RCAA AGM have been uploaded. Check them out here.
The BC Historical Arms Collectors Society will be holding their bi-monthly show at Chilliwack's Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street, on Saturday 18 (9-4) and Sunday 19 (9-2) November 2023. Would you like to volunteer to sell off some of our surplus items? Check out the items here. Buy them now, before the show! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Shout Out to Harry Moon for coming into Vancouver to give Leon Jensen a hand with a fall cleaning of the Point Grey Battery. Thanks to Stu McDonald's work on the key for the Gun Stores Room, access was super easy and the room was quickly unclutterd. The stovepipe cover in the Crew Shelter has done a great job of keeping out the rain and the old stove was repositioned underneath. Windows were all unshuttered and the hinges oiled. Harry did a great job on the moss and the application of bleach is already doing what was expected of it. All the free ammo lockers were opened, brushed out and oiled.
It looks like we should go back at the end of November for another touch up and schedule a major clean up in the Spring. Tasks to be done:
- Several ammo lockers have broken hinges that need to be removed and rewelded;
- Lots of black paint touch up required;
- Ammo lockers need to be vacuumed;
- Several large cracks in the cement need to be caulked;
- 4 x battery operated ceiling lights would be of great value.
- Several panes of glass need to be installed, we have the panes, just need the putty;
- QR codes need to be installed; and
- Additional moss to be scraped.
Any one interested in dressing up in Battle Dress during Remembrance Day week and manning the fort? Volunteers to email me with times that you are available email@example.com
Hundreds more photos by Max have been placed in the Yorke Island April 2023 page. Check them out and circle your calendar for either April or May 2024 for the next great Yorke Island adventure. You might also want to check out Marine Link for a local 5 day cruise. I understand their MV Aurora Explorer offers some great cuisine.
Yorke Island 16-18 September 2022
Another great weekend on Yorke! Beautiful weather and the start of the CXO building. Check out all the great photos here. Did you know that you can make a charitable donation to one of the Yorke Island projects (The Master Gunner Residence) here?
More great photos by Max have been placed in the Yorke Island April 2023 page. The CXO hut is being rebuilt atop the existing foundation to provide shelter for future docents to stay overnight on the island. Significant digging of the Master Gunner's residence was also accomplished. Would you like to donate to this project? The Royal Canadian Artillery Association will issue charitable tax receipts if you donate here https://rca-arc.org/support-the-regimental-family/
On 24 June 1958, Yorke Island was returned to British Columbia as it was no longer required for defence purposes.
The Royal Canadian Artillery Association held their Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, our nation's capital. The following 15th Field Artillery Regiment individuals were present. Major-General (ret'd) Stu McDonald CMM CD and Lieutenant-Colonel (ret'd) Leon Jensen OMM CD attended in person while Honorary Colonel Don Foster, Captain (ret'd) Doug Gayton MMM CD and Master Warrant Officer (Master Gunner) Colin Norris CD attended online. Did you know that all serving members of 15th Field Artillery Regiment are members of the RCAA? You simply need to go online www.rca-arc.org to register. Did you know that all members of the Vancouver Artillery Association are also members of the RCAA? They simply needed to register for the AGM and they could have attended the updates from the Colonel Commandant, Director RCA and Regimental Colonel.
During the AGM LCol Jensen was voted in as Association President and MWO Colin Norris was voted in as a Board Director.
Additional photos from the dinner have been uploaded to this page.