May 1945 – The Canadian Scottish Regiment

| May 2, 2018

Fallen Comrades and Common Dangers With the dawn of May 1945 news from the BBC announced Adolph Hitler was dead. Two days later Berlin had fallen. The Canadian Scottish remained vigilant, ready for the continuing fray preparing itself for an assault on Aurich, Germany to commence 4 May, 1945. However, news that day brought word…tremendous […]

Carry On Cobber…Carry On

| April 25, 2018

One ANZAC of Gallipoli Today, 25 April, is ANZAC Day, a day when those especially connected to Australia and New Zealand remember those that went before. This before being, the veterans of Gallipoli, a ground this writer visited some while ago and whose heat, landscape, life, and reminders of war remain within. Trooper Rush of […]

The Zeebrugge Bell

| April 23, 2018

St. George’s Day – Zeebrugge Day A hundred years ago this day…on St. George’s Day (sometimes known as Zeebrugge Day)…23 April 1918, 1,700 British sailors and marines took part in the raid on the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium. Of the 75 vessels used in the attack some are better known than others including HMS Vindictive […]

The Seaforths: Immediate Awards for Sicily

| March 27, 2018

Burrasca furiusa prestu passa. A furious storm passes quickly. (Sicilian expression) The following Immediate Awards were presented to members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada for their actions during operations on Sicily. The regiment landed 10 July 1943 and by 18 August 1943 Sicily was held by the Allies. The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada were […]

Come and Sit With Me

| November 8, 2017

The Roar and the Whisper So many lives to remember. Those who did not return and those who survived. Those who walk each day with the reminders of someone. These reminders not shadows, but real events, real lives, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, parents, family, friends and lovers. We see their faces every day, […]