75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6 1944
On 15 May Lieutenant-Colonel J. Pierre Lajoie CD, Commanding Officer, was presented with an engraved 25-pdr shell casing that had been recovered from the Falaise Gap, close to the former gun lines of the 12th Field Regiment, RCA. The occasion was the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy in which the 12th Fd participated, providing fire support for the advancing Canadian infantry. The sponsors of this presentation were those with family members in the 12th Field Regiment, RCA: Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Don Foster, whose father Gunner Donald H. Foster was a signaller in the regiment, Sergeant [Retired] Ralph Webb, whose father Lieutenant-Colonel Roland Webb, DSO, was the 12th Field Regiment's CO, and Susan Moogk, a cousin of Captain Richard Le Sueur, MID, who was wounded while acting as a Forward Observation Officer in March 1945. The engraved shell casing will be on display, temporarily, in an exhibit case by the regimental museum's entrance.
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