Sir Fred Heber, 12th Field Regiment Veteran Gunner, standing strong at 96 years representing his regiment yesterday at the Guelph Armoury, a dedication ceremony for his World War Two Regiment.
A historic commemoration with 25 pounder and 12th Field plaque sign.
photo including; Sir Fred Heber, 12th Field Regiment, Veteran Gunner, Christine Hayward-Paquette, Leading Wren (Retired), Chris Skalozub, Veteran R.C.A.F. MedA, President RCL#233 Orangeville Legion, Robert Stark, President of 12th Field Regiment Association.
Photo courtesy of Bill Longshaw, Freelance photographer/journalist
photo courtesy of Don Foster, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, son of 12th Field Regiment Gunner, Signaler, D H Foster
Photo submitted by Scott Hobbs, grandson of Allan Cecil Simmons, 12th Field Regiment Gunner
Sir Fred Heber, 12th Field Regiment Veteran Gunner
Sons of gunners:
– Don Foster, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, son of 12th Field Regiment Gunner, Signaler, D. H. Foster
– Sergeant (Retired) Ralph Webb, son of CO 12th Field Regiment, Lt Col. R.H. Webb
12th Field Regiment Remembrance Day Video Presentation
The 12th Field Regiment Association
Why did young Canadians, from all demographics, and lifestyles, volunteer their lives in the armed forces from 1939-1945?
In the prime of their lives, the majority in their early 20s, they joined freely for a battle in what they believed would bring peace to their families and future generations.
The rest is history!
The cost on both sides to achieve the peace in our time for which these men and so many others fought and died is beyond imagination.
What have we learned about this era?
Remembrance day: Do they know what does it mean one-minute silence?