August 14th: The grimmest day of the war for the 12th Field

August 14th: The grimmest day of the war for the 12th Field

August 14th, 1944 – It was to be the grimmest day of the war for the 12th Regiment R.C.A. The Regiment was the victim of a horrible and ghastly tragedy. The R.A.F. and R.C.A.F. bombed their first target, which were German troops, accurately. The second wave hit...
Our boys on the beach… who gave their all!

Our boys on the beach… who gave their all!

Gunner Walter Culhane Bittle of the 12th Field Regiment R.C.A. , 11th Battery, Toronto, was killed in action, August 14th, 1944 near Hautmensil / Falaise, France. Walter and his wife Kay’s letters were the breath of life and love between them from the days...
My Father, Walter Culhane Bittle, 12th Field Regt RCA

My Father, Walter Culhane Bittle, 12th Field Regt RCA

My Father, Walter Culhane Bittle served with 12th Field Regiment in France. He was KIA on August 14 1944 near Haut-Mesnil / Falaise. In July of 2011,  3 years ago I took my entire family, 15 in all to Normandy. We all stood on the sands of Juno Beach and visited the...