War Diary May 1944 ~ May 1945

War Diary May 1944 ~ May 1945

12th Field Regiment, R.C.A. War Diary Summary, May 1944 Regt worked on waterproofing all day. (18 / 5 /44 ) In the Field 1/5/1944- Loading of LCTs for combined ops ox `FABIUs III` commenced early this morning. The HARDS at SOUTHAMPTON & COSPORT (?) were used. The...

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Gunner’s Park Memorial

Gunner’s Park Memorial

In memory of Gunner's Park, near Arthur, Ontario. The memorial park of the 12th Field Regiment R.C.A. for those who served: 1940 - 1945. The park was donated by Gunner Knowles. The 25 pdr was moved to the Guelph Armoury for a dedication...

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Service files of Second World War

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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War Diaries

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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Operation “Switchback” Oct. 6th 1944

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 “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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Change of SP’s for towed 25-pdrs

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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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...

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First CANADIAN Field Regiment over the river RHINE

First CANADIAN Field Regiment over the river RHINE

WAR DIARY OR INTELLIGENCE SUMMARYMarch 25- 27, 1945CALCAR - 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 -concentration of...

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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 part...

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