60 Pounder Battery in 1940
The Regimental Museum has digitized some old films. This is possibly 5th Medium Bty of 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA, training in 1940. The film may be reversed as evidenced by the "D" on the vehicle front and the figures on the backs of the gun numbers. The location is unknown.
Check out the video and see if you can identify some of the missing info!
0:07 - Does anyone recognize these buildings?)
0:32 - Prepare for Action? Are the Gunners exercising the recoil?
0:40 - What was thrown to the Detachment Commander?
0:54 - What do you think was the purpose of the bun numbers wearing numbers?
1:03 - Who is the one Sergeant not wearing coveralls?
1:15 - Why we don't walk backwards while moving guns and limbers!
2:22 - Misfire drill.
2:55 - The impact area. Does anyone recognize the terrain?
Check out the 1940 Yearbook for additional information.
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