12TH FIELD REGIMENT

ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY 1940-45

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12th FIELD REGIMENT ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY
1940-45

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The Story of Canada’s Phantom Regiment, the 12th Field Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment, celebrating their achievements.

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LATEST NEWS

Documenting your second world war ancestor

Canadians in Uniform 1939-1945 - Documenting Your Second World War Ancestor - Author : Glenn Wright - Historian and Archivist, Royal Canadian Legions Branch 226, Arthur, Ontario, 7, June 2014 - Presentation - Part One : Documenting your second world war ancestor Our...
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Accessing war service records

Canadians in Uniform 1939-1945 - Documenting Your Second World War Ancestor - Author : Glenn Wright - Historian and Archivist, Accessing war service records Part Two : How to send an inquiry to Library and Archives Canada Accessing war service records living veterans...
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Service files of Second World War

Canadians in Uniform 1939-1945 - Documenting Your Second World War Ancestor - Author : Glenn Wright - Historian and Archivist, Royal Canadian Legions Branch 226, Arthur, Ontario, 7, June 2014 - Presentation - Part Three : Service files of Second World War   Read...
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World War Two War Diaries

Canadians in Uniform 1939-1945 – Documenting Your Second World War Ancestor – Author : Glenn Wright – Historian and Archivist, Royal Canadian Legions Branch 226, Arthur, Ontario, 7, June 2014 - Presentation - Part Four : World War Two War Diaries 12th Field Regiment...
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Perpetual Remembrance for the 12th Field Regiment

A remembrance day service in honour for the 74 men who were killed, Roll of Honour 12th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery, C.A.S.F. (1940-1945) Family and military history segment presented by well-known speaker Glenn Wright, a family historian, former archivist...
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Ordinary Canadians who made extraordinary sacrifices

Freedom Isn't Free Ordinary Canadians who made extraordinary sacrifices  Why Remember? We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of those one hundred thousand Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a...
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We remember our local heroes

Headline News in local newspaper, The Orangeville Citizen Sir Fred Heber, Veteran Gunner, 12th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery was featured in the following article for Remembrance week, 2017 : We remember our local heroes November 10, 2017, By Mike Pickford...
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Operation “Switchback” Oct. 6th 1944

Operation "Switchback" began at 0330 hours October 6th Excerpt from Into Action with the 12th Field - LT. T.J. Bell " This operation across the Leopold Canal in the Scheldt Estuary was one of the toughest the Infantry had to fight. Essentially it is the story of the...
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25 September 1944: Operation “Undergo” started

25 September 1944: Operation MARKET-GARDEN ends. Allies: 1100 killed; 6400 are captured. For 12th Field Regiment " Operation  "Undergo" started on September 25th and we fired a long fire plan in support. Escalles was quickly cleared by the 8th Brigade and the 7th...
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August 14th: The grimmest day of the war for the 12th Field

August 14th, 1944 - It was to be the grimmest day of the war for the 12th Regiment R.C.A. The Regiment was the victim of a horrible and ghastly tragedy. The R.A.F. and R.C.A.F. bombed their first target, which were German troops, accurately. The second wave hit...
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Change of SP’s for towed 25-pdrs

June 1944 - excerpt from Into Action with the 12th Field : The 8th Brigade had resumed their position in reserve of the 7th and 9th Brigades. Our FOO 's were recalled leaving one OP out with the 9th Brigade. A great deal has happened during the month of June — this...
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D-Day 12th Cdn Field Regt first unit in the div to bring down arty fire

WAR DIARY or INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY – 12th CDN FD REGT Summary of Events and Information D-Day-War-Diary-12thField June 4 Troops were loaded onto their LCTs. It was a tight fit but all were loaded without incident. The wind blew up in the afternoon and gale warnings...
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A NOTE FROM THE TEAM

This website was created for the 12th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery Documentary Project and to commemorate the stories we have come to learn during this process. Building and maintaining this website is on volunteer basis for the  project and to share information on related events.

Many images on the website have been shared by The 12th Field Regiment family, friends and Canada’s National Artillery Museum. Under no circumstances may they be reproduced, displayed, published or broadcasted for commercial purposes without consent from their owners.

– Canada’s Phantom Regiment Doc Project.

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