Give the Children Freedom

The first of April 2015, the 12th Field crew captured the emotions for the 70th commemorations during the Final Push liberations and re-enactments by the Keep them Rolling Netherlands. Give the Children Freedom is a poem reading and excerpt preview for the documentary...

“ONCE A GUNNER ALWAYS A GUNNER”

Submitted by : Mrs. Eileen Nichol, daughter of Zuli Sabo, 11th battery, 12th Field Regiment, R.C.A. “ONCE A GUNNER ALWAYS A GUNNER” ZULI SABO was born on October 2nd 1916 in Seneca part of Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada. He was the 5th child of Charles Sabo and...

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 to...

The Fighting 43rd ~ song

The Fighting 43rd Song written post World War Two.  The 43rd Battery of the 12th Field Regiment. The overtone here is one of triumphant confidence. But in this song, however carelessly and off-handedly expressed, there is always the worry that, after all the...

The Regiment That Never Was ~ Poem

Poem by author Timothy Damer, 12th Field Regiment "Like the people in the Land of Oz, A Regiment that never was? ....But what happened there is another story, Let others tell of death and glory, To-night - what matters gathering here Is the boys to-gether - and a...

Compliments of the season 1944-1945

It was a cold winter for the troops during the Christmas & New Years 1944-1945. On the sixth year of the War, Lieutenant Colonel Roland Webb extends his compliments of the season to all ranks of the Regiment quoted in Lieutenant Colonel T.J. Bell's "Into Action...

From War with Love – The Documentary Film

“ From War With Love “ the documentary film Love isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when speaking of war, but more often than not—love is what inspires hope in times of war, and what maintains humanity in the midst of the most inhumane circumstances....

World War II Survivor – The Netherlands

We had the privilege of interviewing Mrs. Leis Vink (1930-2016 ), survivor of World War II, last year in April during the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of The Netherlands in ’s-Heerenberg. A few words from Mrs. Vink's interview: “ I’m 85 years old, but when the...

Sir Major John W. Gross 1919-2016

We sadly learn  the passing of ­ Sir Major J.W. Gross MID 12th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery. 1940 - ­1946 DDay Veteran, Royal Canadian Corp of  Signals. John passed peacefully, at home in Port Elgin, with family by his side, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in...

Sir Thomas A. Morris 1921-2016

Our dear Sir Tom Morris, born October 22, 1921, Bolton, England, passed away yesterday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 94. His wife of 68 years, Stella, passed away on March 13th. They will be missed greatly by family and friends. Tom was Veteran of WWII, serving...

Grade 10 Students Reviews

In December, Bob McEachern, Historian and Educator presented to grade 10 students from the regional schools  The 12th Field Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment WWII Documentary - "Canada's Phantom Regiment " at the Norgan Theatre. Here are some of  the students...