Canadian troops responding to an ambush in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
From the website of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada).
Members of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and citizens pile sandbags to create a retaining wall around the city’s water treatment facility during Operation LENTUS in Medicine Hat, Alberta on June 23, 2013.
The Department of National Defence, in support of Public Safety Canada, is providing assistance to Canadians affected by the flooding in Alberta. Canadian Armed Forces personnel and aircraft have deployed to facilities in Southern Alberta. Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft and crews have deployed to airfields throughout the province and have assisted civilian authorities in search and rescue and evacuation efforts.
Photo: MCpl Patrick Blanchard
Le 23 juin 2013, à Calgary (Alberta), des membres du Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) et des citoyens empilent des sacs de sable de manière à ériger un mur de soutènement autour de l’installation de traitement des eaux de la ville de Medicine Hat (Alberta), dans le cadre de l’opération Lentus.
Le ministère de la Défense nationale, en appui à Sécurité publique Canada, vient en aide aux Canadiens touchés par les inondations en Alberta. Du personnel et des aéronefs des Forces armées canadiennes sont déployés dans des installations du sud de l’Alberta. Des aéronefs de la Force aérienne du Canada et leurs équipages ont été déployés dans des aérodromes d’un bout à l’autre de la province et ont commencé à aider les autorités civiles dans leurs opérations de recherche, de sauvetage et d’évacuation.
Photo : Cplc Patrick Blanchard
Newfoundland Regiment, No. 3 Platoon, A Company, Fort George, Scotland, ca. 1915.
97 years ago today at 08:45, the Newfoundland Regiment fixed bayonets and charged across no man’s land to the fortified village of Beaumont-Hamel on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Although the Canadian Corps would only be sent in several months later, in the Autumn, Newfoundland was not yet a part of Canada and so the Newfoundlanders were among the first waves of British troops to enter combat at the Somme.
780 soldiers charged forward on that terrible morning, and within twenty minutes over six hundred of them would lose their lives in a torrent of machine gun fire and shrieking artillery. Only sixty-eight of the survivors would be available for roll call the next morning.
However, this did not mark the end of the Newfoundland Regiment. Within two months, the regiment was already back on the firing line, and in the Battle of Arras, which saw the capture of Vimy by the Canadian Corps, the Newfoundlanders would lose almost five hundred men in a single day holding off a German attack.
They would continue to fight for the rest of the war. In September 1917, King George V awarded the regiment with the “Royal” prefix. The Royal Newfoundland Regiment was the only regiment of the entire British Army to receive this honour during the First World War, and it was the third British Regiment to receive the “Royal” prefix in a time of war, the most recent one before that being during the Napoleonic Wars over a century earlier.
Jump School, CFB Edmonton, October 2011
Just some of the shots from High River. Incredible work being done there by fire, EMS, police and the military.
Mother Canada mourning her dead, Vimy Ridge.
General Sir Arthur Currie, GOC Canadian Corps (pointing), and General MacBrien with other officers during a training exercise, September 1917.
24 Apr 2006
Shah Wali Kot , Afghanistan
1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, Op ARCHER, August 2006 - March 2007
Canadian soldier with a C7