Battalion, Advisory Board, & Association:
Because everyone wants to know what we (The 43rd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force Camerons of Canada) were up to at Vimy and you need the answer in a nutshell and quickly, here you go:
In the line at Vimy up until 08 April pm; we had been involved in trench raids;
09-11 April in Reserve;
12-13 night - Relief in place of 49th Bn CEF (now the LER) by 43rd Bn;
13 April am took up positions on Eastern slope of Vimy Ridge and pushed out patrols; then advanced behind patrols to the Lens-Arras Road where resistance stiffened.
0500 14 April 1917 43rd acted as Advanced Guard Battalion for 9 Brigade, 3rd Can Division during move North East toward Vimy La Coulette defences and Avion Mericourt Switch, securing the La Coulette line by 0800 14 April 1917.
A resistance line was then established astride the Lens Arras railway.
The Camerons were relieved in place on 17 April 1917.
p. 12 The Lion Rampant; 1985; Sgt Grant Tyler of The Camerons of Canada Museum
Battalion: 2017 Spring training programme
Archives of Manitoba Open House
Date:April 12, 2017
- Start Time:1300
Hours for the open house are 1300-1600 hrs and 1800-2100 Hrs.
- Details:The open house will feature a display of original records related to the experience of Manitobans at Vimy Ridge.
- Location:Archives of Manitoba
- Address:200 Vaughan Street
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 #25, is now available:
Oatmeal Rag Issue 25 March 2017
100th Anniversary of the Regiment Newsletter:
Issue #10 March 2011
Warning: This issue is HUGE because of the
Order your copy of the new
size of the picture files inside.
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.