Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 (52 photos)

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Drumhead service

Sunday morning going into the final week, the battalion marches onto Coutt's Common (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Padre Jack Greenhalgh (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

Forming up the battalion on Coutts Common (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

The RSM (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

The RSM hands over the parade to the DCO (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

Officers fall in: Capt Thor Toms, Capt Bryanne Materie, Capt Faye Shore, Capt Randy Shenkeveld, Capt Larry Jeffries, Capt _____, Capt Phil McKerry, Capt Wally Statz (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

The flag party marches on (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

The piling of the drums (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

Wit great care and quietly, the drums are piled (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

The flags are draped upon the drums (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

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The laying of the wreath of the Vernon Army Cadet Camp Alumni Association in honour of those who have passed on (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

The DCO, Maj Judy Peter (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Wayne Emde, PIO (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

Bugler (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

Piper's lament (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

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(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

Unpiling of the drums (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

(VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

The RSM confers with the CSMs (VACSTC/Capt Debbie Middleton)

 

The Irish Pipes and Drums of the British Columbia Regt (DCO) plays a short show for the cadets (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

(VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

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Senior officers and senior staff cadets (VACSTC/Wayne Emde)

 

 

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Today's weather: Max Temp. 25c  Min Temp.  11c sunny


This day in Canadian Military History...

14 August 1756
Ft. George, the last of the English defenses at Oswego, N.Y., surrenders to the French after withstanding two days of intense cannon fire. The French take 1700 prisoners, several vessels, and 121 cannon before returning to Montreal.




14 August 1944
Operation Tractable begins as Canadian and Polish units move together on Falaise. Although the attack is a success, it is marred when Allied bombers aim short of their target and hit the advancing troops, inflicting 300 casualties.

 

14 August 1974 
2nd wave of Turkish army assaults Cyprus, both sides in the conflict target UN troops, the Canadian Airborne troops, with British support, took command of the international airport to deny further troop movement, then intervened with patrols to prevent escalation of the conflict, patrolling the buffer zone between the lines, assisting with the delivery of relief supplies to refugees and organizing exchanges of PoWs. Canadian Airborne Regiment suffers 2 dead and 30 injured while several soldiers earn significant decorations during the month+ of fighting.