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Amid the ruins, a feast

Mast.-Cpl. Garth Stromberg Smith, 16, was among roughly 70 cadets from 2277 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Seaforth Highlanders who held their Ortona Christmas Dinner on Dec. 14 at the Cloverdale Legion. During the Second World War, nearly 1,400 Canadian soldiers died in the ruins of Ortona, Italy, in an eight-day battle dubbed Little Stalingrad, […]

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November 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter Nov 2014 The monthly meeting of the Association Directors will take place at the Jericho Garrison Anderson Room next Monday November 17th at 7:30pm. The main item for discussion will be the future role and direction of the Association.

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Remembrance Day

The streets around Victory Square in downtown Vancouver were filled with people as thousands attended Remembrance Day ceremonies on Tuesday.

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In Remembrance of Canadians Standing in Unity

Friday, November 11, 1994 | Nigel Brodeur, Financial Post On Remembrance Day it is fitting that we discover anew a key element in how Canada came to be united, and how it is that no Canadian has the right to undermine or destroy that unity. One recent evening, the Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver […]

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War Memorial

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Dining Out of Capt. W. Annand, CD CWO P. Gormley, CD CWO M. Bain, CD

On September 27, 2014 the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada hosted a Dining Out of the former Adjutant, Capt. Annand, former RSM, CWO Gormley, and former Pipe Major, CWO Bain. The venue was at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club which proved to be a wonderful atmosphere. There were many looks of puzzlement shown by the nautical […]

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Pipers of the Trenches | Pipers During WWI BBC Documentary

For four hundred years or more, Highland regiments advanced and attacked to the sound of the bagpipes. In the Great War, pipers climbed out of the trenches, unarmed, to face machine guns and shells. The descendants of those men return to the battlefields to discover individual stories of unparalleled bravery.

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The Netherlands Battlefield Tour

We are yet again eagerly preparing for our annual journey to the Netherlands to represent, honour, participate, and celebrate with our fellow Canadians and Dutch. This year is especially memorable as we come together in the 70th year since the Liberation of Holland. After 28 years of embarking on this life changing journey with Canadian […]

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A tale of two war pipers

23 Aug 2014 | The Vancouver Sun | GERRY BELLETT VANCOUVER SUN Both were from Vancouver. Both died in battle. Just one was honoured with a medal. Angus Morrison died, perhaps piping his company into action, during an attack in May 1915. An almost forgotten Seaforth piper. The pipes under the arm of the soldier […]

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Why Canadians ditched Ross rifle during First World War

National Post – John Ward, Canadian Press | August 17, 2014 9:03 PM ET When soldiers in the throes of battle discard their rifles and pluck a different weapon from the hands of dead allies, there’s clearly a serious problem. So it was with the Ross rifle, the weapon that Canadian soldiers took with them to […]

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