Apologies for the lack of postings lately. Project X has been taking up a lot of time. Prototypes to be revealed on St Barbara's Day.
I did, however, manage to change a few of the header photographs on a few of the pages. I thought I would highlight St Barbara's by placing a photo of the festivity in the header of the relevant year. Turns out I have photos from only 16 St Barbara Dinners. Have you got any at home from the following years?
2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992 to 1982, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1974, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1966 and earlier
The Vancouver Artillery Association will be hosting RV 2017 a Regimental Reunion Party to coincide with it's 97th Birthday. RV 2017 will be held on Saturday, 4 February 2017 at the Bessborough Armoury. The evening will be open to all members of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment, currently serving or retired, all members of other Regiments that may have served alongside of 15th Field Artillery Regiment RCA and currently serving or retired members of the Cadet Instructor Cadre affiliated with the Regiment. Cost will be $30.00 per person. Mark your calendars NOW! Pass the word around. More details to follow in the very near future!
There will be a celebration of life for Barb Yano in the Fraser Conference centre at the River Rock Hotel and Resort, Richmond BC. Saturday November 26, 2016 at 12 noon - 3pm.
A casual gathering for anyone who knew her.
More pictures were added of the 40 mm Bofors and 6 Pounder Hotckiss that were on the Island. In addition, the Battery Observation Post section was revamped with additional photos.
Photographs of the 6" guns at Yorke Island have been added. Did I identify them properly? More Yorke Island material to follow!
The collection of photographs of the 4.7" coastal guns from Yorke Island has been updated with the addition of some new pictures. Can you pick out any details that I might have missed?
I've updated the second set of photos on the Yorke Island page with some offshore views of the Fort area. Your job is to see if I've missed anything in the photographs! Can you spot Bombardier Bloggins wandering on the beach? Or is he cutting down some trees below the fort?
We had an excellent meeting on Saturday 12 November 2016 sharing information on Yorke Island. We have a large collection of photographs that I've spent hours sorting and collating. These will now be placed on our Yorke Island page over the next month or two with whatever information that we have. Of course I'm always looking for additional information that I might have missed so please let me know if you spot any errors or omissions.
The first updated photos are the aerial shots of the Island taken in 1942 and 1943.
The latest additions to the nominal roll. We're now sitting at more than 2,300 names!
Do you know any of these families? Ask them if they have some Army photos from the 50's that they would like to share with us!
Adams, John Robert; Allen, Edward James; Allen, JE; Anderson, Robert Glen; Anderton, Jack; Andrews, CF; Asquith, Sally Marlene; Bailey, Clifford Dale; Bateson, William Joseph; Beads, Garry Ross; Bennett, AW; Berkson, Raymond Max; Bickner, James Beverly; Binnie, Russell Edward; Black, Stephen Gerald; Blair, Thomas Craig; Bontkes, Willem; Bontkes, Willem; Born, John Henry; Bottineau, Robert Henry; Bougie, Eugene Charles; Bradford, Frank Lorne; Brodie, David; Bueckert, Herman; Bujold, Joseph Arthur Conrad; Burrows, Jerry Gordon; Burton, Lorrence Frederick; Byrnell, Warren Roderick; Cahill, Walter Frank; Campbell, John Charles; Carson, Brian Gordon; Carson, James Nelson; Casburn, Gordon Robert Thomas; Cavey, GV; Chan, Weldon; Clark, Geoffrey; Clark, Geoffrey Stephen; Clark, Phillip Henry; Clark, Phillip Henry; Clarke (Clark), Donna Flora; Clarke, Frank William; Clayton, Thomas; Clerkson, Charles Harold; Cole, Sylvia Mary; Costello, Glen Arvid; Coulson, Harold Charles; Cripps, John Williams; Cross, HE; Dalgarno, William Allan; Dalzell, M; Davies, David Llewelyn; DeAth, Blake; Dennis, John Edgar; Desnoyers, Donald Paul; Devos, Marinus Willem; Ditchburn, Frederick George; Donaldson, Grant Andrew; Donauer, Henry Louis; Dowsett, Stuart William; Doy, Lillian Patricia; Dulley, Brian Eames; East, Robert Bernard; Elliott, Justus Henderson; Elliott, Thomas; English, GG; Evans, Albert William; Fallon, Ronald; Fast, George; Fast, Henry; Fast, Jacob; Fischer, Gerhard Jerry; Forbes, WO; Ford, Earl Edmond; Friday, Francis kenneth Walter; Friemark, Dennis Joseph; Fries, Robert Joseph Gabrlik, Frank Josef; Garbutt, W; Gardner, Robert Jan; Gillis, Archie John; Girard, Lawrence Joseph; Gislason, Curtis Wilmar; Gorman, E; Gougeon, William Charles; Graber, Henry Frank; Graham, AG; Grant, Robert Leo; Green, Robert Tyrone; Hall, John Maxwell; Halsall, Robert Edmond; Hardman, WG; Hargitt, Victor Stanley; Hart, John Lloyd; Hassan, Patrick Gerald; Heinricks, Grace Marie; Hendren, William George; Hendrikse, Marius; Hendry, Leonard James; Hibbert, Derek Oldham; Hillock, William Omer Michael; Hillyer, D; Hrdlicka, Rudolph; Huish, RJ; Hyland, Oswald; Jackman, Arthur William Michael; Jeffrey, Ross Archibald Baird; Johnston, Raymond Lemuel; Jolin, George; Jones, Barry Mathew; Kamann, Kenneth Allan; Kappel, Manfred Klaus; Keene, Dennis Henry; Kellahan, Darcy Vincent; Ketter, Merlin; Knudsen (Knudson), William Egnar; Kraemer, Wolfgang Heinrich; Labouthillier, Ovila; Lair, Raymond Richard; Lambert, Robert Ward; Lansdell, JR; LaPlante, Albert Jean; La-Ruejo, Antonio Jose; Leeson, Raymond Charles; Lentaigne, Alcid Vencente; Logan, Bruce Michael; Louie, N; Lum, J; Marshall, Robert Arthur; May, Cyril; Mayert, Arthur Edward; McCafferty, Charles; McCarthy, William Maxwell; McGinnis, Sydney Gerald; McIlvride, William Charles; McKay, John Douglas; McKay, Wayne David; McKinnon, William James; McRae, Frank Murton; McWilliams, Jack; Meyer, Bodo Alfred Wilhelm; Millar, John Pringle; Miller, JP; Moore, Edward Joseph; Moore, Edward Joseph; Morin, Frederick; Morton, BG; Murdoch, WJ; Nikkel, Heinrich Peter Allen; Nilberg, John; Nisbet, Dugald Macfarlane; O'Brien, TC; Otterstein, Eckhard Karl Heinz; Pardek, John Andrew; Parker, William David Anthony; Pasmore, George Wayne; Pasmore, James Irwin; Pate, Neil Harry; Pearce, Richard Barry; Pearse, RB; Penner, Diedrich; Pennington, JT; Perry, Judith Marjorie; Peterson, John; Peterson. RM; Poole, Lawrence John; Postnikoff, Don Peter; Priske, Sullivan Michael; Pritchard, Barry Spencer; Rae, James Douglas; Ralph, Philip John; Redgrove, Gerry Arthur; Reid, JL; Reid, Kenneth Melvin; Rindal, K; Robbins, CM; Robertson, WS; Rogerson, Robert William; Russell, Ronald Joseph; Schafferhans, Gustav Frank; Schier, Frederick William; Sdrogefski, Daniel; Sentall, Ronald George; Sentell, SG; Shenton, Jack; Sheridan, PM; Sheridan, Thomas Patrick; Sheridan, William Joseph; Sherwood, Barry Wayne; Slater, Vern Andrew; Smith, Leslie Talbot; Smith, LM; Smith, MR; Smith, Robert William; Smith, Ronald William; Smth, Michael Raymond; Soglo, W; Somers, EG; Spyker, Ralph; Stalker, William M; Steckler, Adam; Steffen, Walter Ernst Otto; Sterne, Donald Elvin; Stratton, Lester Ernest; Tasker, Michael; Tempelman-Kluit, Dirk Jacob; Terris, Edward Murdoch; Thackray, WS; Traub, Donald William; Turner, Christopher Thomas; Turner, NFB; Ure, Kenneth James; Vanderpas, Jake Carolus; Wade, WA; Walker, David John; Wallace, JH; Warrington, Robert Glen Marten; Watson, Joseph Wilfred; White, JC; Whitley, Linda Ruth; Wieser, Joseph Albert; Wildner, Karl; Wilson, William Peter; Withrow, GD; Woods, Douglas Martin; Woods, Frank Robert; Wytosky, M; Yeo, Robert Emsley Lewis; Zorn, John; Zorn, Wayne