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 >>...

Celebrating the big 96th!

Celebrating the big 96th!

Sir Russell Kaye had a great day celebrating his 96th birthday with his family and is looking forward to next years! He received a special gift from his daughter Susan Kaye-Hachey: “ I made my father a beautiful photo book of his trip to France! Glossy coloured pages...

Reported Killed in Action, Fourteenth August

Reported Killed in Action, Fourteenth August

November 6th, 2019, 12th Field Regiment, veteran gunner, Russell Kaye at 95 years, recounts the tragic bombing on August 14, 1944, during an interview with journalist, Alan Cochrane, Moncton Times & Transcript. Vivid memories of the bombing attack gone wrong...

Give the Children Freedom

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...

Just Remember Who’s Senior

Just Remember Who’s Senior

Now in his 96th year, Sir Fred Heber is still going strong, carrying the torch for the 12th Field Regiment. Happy to celebrate with close friends and family his 96th birthday at the Orangeville Legion, January 10th,  2018! Happy Birthday dear friend. From Shirley's...

Accessing war service records

Accessing war service records

Canadians in Uniform 1939-1945 - Documenting Your Second World War Ancestor - Author: Glenn Wright - Historian and Archivist, Accessing war service records Part Two: How to send an inquiry to Library and Archives Canada Accessing war service records living veterans...

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...

We remember our local heroes

We remember our local heroes

Headline News in local newspaper, The Orangeville Citizen Sir Fred Heber, Veteran Gunner, 12th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery was featured in the following article for Remembrance week, 2017 : We remember our local heroes November 10, 2017, By Mike Pickford...

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This

Remembrance Day commemorated by the Orangeville Community, November 11th, 2016! An emotional remembrance ceremony, especially with Sir Fred Heber remembering the soldier friends left behind of the 12th Field Regiment. A great show of respect and remembrance by all who...

Your reactions to the screening

Your reactions to the screening

Thank you to all who came out on the beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in June for the Canada’s Phantom Regiment documentary;  story of the 12th Field. Not a full house, but we were please with the presence of a most wonderful audience. It was especially memorable to...

May 5th 1945 Liberation Day – Netherlands !

May 5th 1945 Liberation Day – Netherlands !

On this day in 1945 - May 5th, The Netherlands Liberation Day! 12th Field Regiment War Diaries, May 4th 1945 read : At 1400 hrs we heard that AURICH, had surrendered and so the move was cancelled. At 2000 hrs we heard the good news about the German surrender and that...