Battalion, Advisory Board, & Association:
Double Change of Command Parade at Minto
Saturday, 12 May 2018
1030 for 1100 hrs
The two Winnipeg Infantry regiments will mark changes of command on Saturday, March 12, at Minto Armory.
The Cameron’s already-functioning CO, LCol David Fraser, will be formally inducted as commander of The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada.
In the same two-unit parade, Major Dennis Desrochers, (formerly of the Camerons) will become The Royal Winnipeg Rifles’ new CO, to succeed LCol Sean Moran.
LCol Moran will move to 38 Brigade as assistant chief of staff.
The parade at Minto is timed as 1030hrs for 1100hrs start.
Guests are welcome. Dress is grey slacks, blazer and tie; and for women, daytime casual.
Battalion: Per Company Training Plans
Cameron Monument donations can be sent to:
Cameron Foundation - Monument
Wpg, MB R3M 0H2
NOTE: Please ensure that the amount is more than $25 Cdn and your name and address are clearly marked if you would like a tax receipt for your donation.
GoFundMe web page:
Next Exec meeting: 04 June 2018
Cameron Cadets: Remember to check the www.407army.ca web page for upcoming events.
The Cadets got to send more than 12 Cameron Cadets to Vimy for the 100th Anniversary of the storming of the Ridge in April of 1917. Thank you to all who helped out !
Cameron Picasaweb Site is Closed Down for Good BUT !!!!
The latest word is that the site is now complete on Google Photo. That's the good news. The not terribly great news is that the site manager (Secretary of the Association H O'Donnell) has not yet sorted out the public accessibility rights. He is currently trying to do so but has encountered technical difficulties. This site will be posted as soon as he can get it running for you.
Thank you for your patience.
The latest Oatmeal Rag, Issue #28, is now available:
Oatmeal Rag Issue 28 March 2018
100th Anniversary of the Regiment Newsletter:
Issue #10 March 2011
Order your copy of the Cameron history book
"Winnipeg's Ladies From Hell"
Please make cheques payable to QOCH of C Regimental Foundation.
Please include your name and mailing address with your payment. You can send them to:
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
Minto Armoury, 969 St. Matthews Ave
Wpg, MB R3G 0J7
25 May 2009 Auction of LCol R. Shankland's VC, DCM, & other medals
The Regimental family would like to thank all of you who helped keep LCol Shankland's medals here in Canada. Your actions were and remain very much appreciated.
Baptized in the mud, blood and fire of France and Flanders, the Camerons bear the distinction of being one of only four regiments currently on the Canadian Army list to have fought as a kilted regiment. All other kilted regiments in the Canadian Army were either raised or converted to a kilted regiment after the First World War. Celebrating the Regiment’s centenary in 2010, the Camerons of today are as fiercely proud of their highland traditions as their forebears were.
From it’s founding, Winnipeg has had a strong Scottish tradition. Sponsored by Thomas Douglas, the fifth Earl of Selkirk, the Red River Colony was established on the banks of the Red River in 1812, settled by Scots displaced by the highland clearances.
After years of intense pressure from the local Scottish community, the government finally authorized the raising of a highland regiment in Winnipeg. As was the fashion at the time in the Empire, the new regiment would be raised borrowing traditions from an existing British unit. Gazetted in 1910, the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada are the oldest highland regiment in Western Canada.
This website will serve as an information source for current serving members, retired members, potential members, and other affiliated or interested people. It includes a listing of current activities for all parts of the Camerons; the unit, the Regimental Association, and the Regimental Advisory Board. A large part of the web site is dedicated to historical and traditional matters. In general it is a place for anyone with an interest in the Camerons to look to for information.