Yearbook Update - Battery Commanders
It's amazing how one decision can lead to hours of work. Today's task was to update the BCs and BSMs page. Simple task, should only take an hour. WRONG! First big piece of research was to ensure that the battery name changes over the years were recorded. (Most of them are in there but I have no idea of the 102nd Coast or the Vancouver Coast Regiments Battery designations) Second research item was going through the Militia Lists looking for the names of the Battery Commanders (WOW, there was a lot of information there!) Third research item was looking deeper into two of the battery Commanders that I did not have previously listed. Major Percy Curran Tees who stood up the 1st Ant-Aircraft Regiment, RCA, stood up 6th Field Regiment, RCA and took them to Europe and then became promoted to Brigadier and appointed CRA! The Other Battery Commander was Major Walter Court Hyde who took 68 Battery to North Russi and then went on to also being promoted Brigadier, the CRA for 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the Chief of Staff Pacific Command towards the end of the war. They both had very impressive careers!
There still a lot of holes in the list. Let me know if you have any information that can fill them!