The year is 1896, before the birth of the 15th Brigade, C.F.A. In Vancouver there was a unit called the 2nd Battalion, Fifth Regiment, C.A. There guns can be seen mounted out front of the Beatty Street Drill Hall. We have photos of them on parade through the streets of Vancouver with an impressive crowd of onlookers.
One wonders how well they were trained and what sort of training did they receive. Take a look at the attached "Battalion Memo" and you can see that they appear to be very well organized. "The following detail of Drill for season 1896-7 is published for the guidance of all ranks".
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