Cameron reunion - details below !
Battalion: Stand Down for summer training
Association: Annual General Meeting
Time: 2000-2230 hrs on 14 Sept 2015
Grid: #4 Branch (St. James) Legion,
Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Cost: $10 per person for their Annual Association dues if they didn't already pay form their membership at the reunion.
Cameron Cadets: Remember to check the www.407army.ca web page for upcoming events.
Battalion, Advisory Board, & Association:
2015 Cameron Reunion 21& 22 August 2015
What: Reunion and golf weekend !
Friday Time: 1900-0030 hrs
Friday Grid: Minto JRs inWinnipeg
Cost: $10 per person
Special Instructions: Pay your Annual dues if you don’t make it to the night !
52nd Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday Time: 1300-1830 hrs or so
Saturday Grid: Assiniboine GC on Ness
Steak dinner and golf: $40 per person
Steak dinner only: $25 per person
You can enter by sending a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at (204) 771-3825.
2:00 p.m. tee time. This will be the 52nd Annual Golf Tournament.
Special Instructions: Bring something for the prize committee (aka “Bad Bill” Worden) to set out. You know how he can be, so don’t let him down.
Support for Former RSM Brian Boyd and his wife Cynthia !
As many of you are already aware the RSM for the Cameron 100th Anniversary, CWO (ret'd) Brian Boyd and his wife Cynthia are competing on The Amazing Race Canada. They have asked for our support, so let's do it !
Sometime after 08 July 2015 the link to vote for them will go live. we'll keep you posted, but until then here's the link to their team page:
WO Patrice Vincent and Cpl Nathan Cirillo Donations Link
Please read the details of the donations carefully !
100th Anniversary of The Great War Project
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the start of The Great War the Cameron Association intends to place a standard pattern granite bench in The Field of Honour section at Brookside Cemetery, Wpg, MB.
The final design of the bench has not yet been approved but the basic intent of the project is to commemorate all of the Camerons who have served in the Regiment.
This plan is being pursued by the Association Executive at this time. You can contribute to this commemorative project by sending a cheque made out to the marked "Great War Bench Project" to:
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Regimental Foundation
969 St. Matthews Ave, R3G 0J7
Cameron Picasaweb Site
The latest addition are pictures and scans of Pipe-Major Lachlan Collie and his family, as well as a scanned version of the "Souvenir Book of the Cameron Highlanders of Canada 1916", courtesy of Mr. Duncan MacDougall, his grandson. Many thanks for this material sir !
Click here to see the picture galleries
The latest Oatmeal Rag, Issue #19, is now available:
Oatmeal Rag Issue 19 MAY 2015
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
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.