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Next Event:
Battalion: 2016 Summer training programme

 Association: Prep for 19 & 20 August 2016 reunion 
 

  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.
 

Battalion, Advisory Board, & Association:

CONSTABLE W. NICHOLSON CELEBRATION of LIFE
 One Year Anniversary

DATE: 11 JUNE 2016
TIME: 1800 - 2100 hrs
GRID: FT GARRY LEGION #90
1125 PEMBINA HIGHWAY
Details:
Hello All,
 Friends of Wayne ask that you join them at 1125 PEMBINA HWY, Fort Garry Legion #90, JUNE 11TH between 1800 - 2100 hrs to celebrate his Life as it has been a year since his passing.
Come join us for a story and a memory of our brother who left us a year ago.

Brian Boyd

 

 Cameron Picasaweb Site is Closing 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 gotten around to sorting out the public accessibility rights. He promises to do so NLT 01 July 2016, the delay being due to his finishing an RRC course.

Thank you for your patience.


       
Click here to see the picture galleries

 

The latest Oatmeal Rag, Issue #22, is now available:

  Oatmeal Rag Issue 22 April 2016
 

100th Anniversary of the Regiment Newsletter:
 
Issue #10 March 2011

  Warning: This issue is HUGE because of the 
 size of the picture files inside.
 
                                             

               Order your copy of the new
 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
 
Regimental Foundation
 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. 

OVERVIEW

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. 
 
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