OP Block Buster ~ Hit a block and serious one

OP Block Buster ~ Hit a block and serious one

February 25th, 1945 saw operation “Blockbuster”. The objectives were to finish off the Seigfried Line and the 3rd Division’s job was to take Udem.  The attack was successful and Udem was taken.  Major A.T.P. Gilbert and Capt. E.J. Hooper of the 16th... Read more
Bitter Fighting in Moyland Woods

Bitter Fighting in Moyland Woods

The 12th Field Regiment, February 15th were supporting the 7th Brigade at Moyland Woods which involved bitter fighting. When the Regiment moved, it was necessary for the 43rd Battery to build rafts to move their guns to higher ground. The Artillery and mortar-fire... Read more
OP VERITABLE  February 1945

OP VERITABLE February 1945

OP ( Operation ) VERITABLE  February ~ March 1945 February 2nd, 1945 – Orders were given for the Regiment to stay off the roads between 18:00 and 6:00 hours. The build-up for a major attack was beginning. February 6th, 1945 – Operation... Read more
We Do Not Forget ~ Poem

We Do Not Forget ~ Poem

Poem by Fredrick H. (Buck) Rogers, Gunner 12th Field Regiment, 16th Battery… We do not forget On May 5th in 1945, Many thank God to still be alive. The guns have ceased firing; men could now stand, Peace had returned to this troubled land. This gave men a time... Read more