In Memory

In Memory

For Remembrance Day 2020! From our archives in retrospect in history in memory for today for tomorrow!! Follow the links over time: >>Perpetual Remembrance for the 12th Field Regiment - 2014 >>Remembrance Day ~ 21 Gun Salute at Queen’s Park -2014 >>...

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D-Day 12th Field Gunner returns to Juno Beach

D-Day 12th Field Gunner returns to Juno Beach

The last known veteran gunner of the 12th Field Regiment, 43rd battery, Sir Russell Kaye, from Dorchester, New Brunswick is living today a very different experience from 75 years ago when he landed on Juno Beach, D-Day 1944, firing from an M7 Priest, with a 105mm...

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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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Mobilization and Training in Canada- 1940

Mobilization and Training in Canada- 1940

Mobilization and Training in Canada - 1940 Excerpt: Into Action with the 12th Field There were four Batteries in the original organization of the 12th Canadian Field Regiment. They were all NPAM Batteries, the 16th and 43rd from Guelph — part of the 11th Field...

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12th Field Regiment  Guelph Memorial Ceremony

12th Field Regiment Guelph Memorial Ceremony

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...

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Documenting your second world war ancestor

Documenting your second world war ancestor

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 One: Documenting your second world war ancestor Our Armed...

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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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Perpetual Remembrance for the 12th Field Regiment

Perpetual Remembrance for the 12th Field Regiment

A remembrance day service in honour for the 74 men who were killed, Roll of Honour 12th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery, C.A.S.F. (1940-1945) Family and military history segment presented by well-known speaker Glenn Wright, a family historian, former archivist...

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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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