Battalion, Advisory Board, & Association:
TAKE 2 MINUTES AND THINK ABOUT OUR GUYS THAT LANDED AT POURVILLE IN THE DIEPPE AREA OF FRANCE ON THE 19TH OF AUGUST 1942.
75 YEARS AGO WAS A LONG TIME BUT THERE ARE STILL A FEW CAMERONS LEFT WHO LANDED THAT DAY. THEY THINK OF THE GUYS WHO DIDN'T COME BACK FROM THE RAID ALL THE TIME. SHARE THEIR BURDEN WON'T YOU ?
CAMERON REUNION: Details posted below.
Battalion: 2017 Summer training programme
Association: Cameron Reunion 08 & 09 Sept 2017
Friday 08 Sept Grid: Minto JR’s
Time: 1900 for 1930, 2000 hrs Fallen Comrades
Dress: Casual but clean.
- Bring your Cameron Association card for 2017-18 or have the $20 for your annual membership handy at the door.
- See Don MacDonald re Saturday Golf if you haven’t already. See below for details.
Saturday 09 Sept 2017 Grid: Assiniboine Golf Club on Ness
Time: 1330 for 1400 Tee time for the golfers
1630 for 1700 for the BBQ only crowd
Dress: #4A Recreational (Garrison) or Suitable attire
Special Instructions: The BBQ dinner is $25 per head, the Golf & BBQ dinner is $40 per head.
Check in with Don MacDonald or Steve MacMillan ASAP to sign up or to pay up. Failing that on the day have your cash in hand and see him pronto !
- Contact info to sign up is:
Don MacDonald’s email address: "firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com
or call Hugh to arrange to get Don’s phone number
Cameron Cadets: Remember to check the www.407army.ca web page for upcoming events.
The Cadets have raised some $34,000 towards their $44,000 goal to send 12 Cameron Cadets to Vimy for the 100th Anniversary of the storming of the Ridge in April of 1917. Details on how to help send them will be forthcoming shortly.
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 #26, is now available:
Oatmeal Rag Issue 26 July 2017
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
WO Patrice Vincent and Cpl Nathan Cirillo Donations Link
Please read the details of the donations carefully !
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.