Meeting stiff opposition due south of Deventer

Meeting stiff opposition due south of Deventer

…. we had again hit the Jerry who showed every evidence of firming up and fighting for Deventer. The Winnipeg Rifles had great difficulty holding a bridgehead across the Schip Beebe Canal and the Canadian Scottish were also meeting stiff opposition due south of... Read more
First CANADIAN Field Regiment over the river RHINE.

First CANADIAN Field Regiment over the river RHINE.

WAR DIARY OR INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY March 25- 27, 1945 CALCAR – GRIETHERBUSCH, NL March 25: The attack appears to be going quite well, the regiment firing fire plans MAPLE, ASTOR, and a special plan in support of the NNSH. Also engaged 3 Victor targets... Read more
Operation Plunder & Peter Fuse Targets

Operation Plunder & Peter Fuse Targets

…..Shortly after midnight the night of March 10/11th the Regiment was en route to Cleve. We had just completed four weeks of very heavy fighting and certainly needed a breather. What was in store for us there, no one knew, but we expected that we would have a... Read more
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