The Rangers Come Home - May 24th, 1919

The Rangers Come Home - May 24th, 1919

Regiments will long remember their days of toil and sweat, and especially those days of blood and tears.  Rangers can remember the starving march from Fort Saint Francis, the terrible glory at Brandywine or Queenston Heights, and there are many chapters from the First World War.

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Peace Parade in London - May 3, 1919

Peace Parade in London - May 3, 1919

In 1919, the streets of London, England were graced with two victory parades to mark the Allied Victory in 1918.  The main event was held on July 21st, but the first one was held May 3rd and largely focused on the Dominion troops had responded to Britain’s call during the war.

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Things Rangers Have Captured

Things Rangers Have Captured

Rangers must be inquisitive and conditionally aggressive; that was what Robert Rogers needed, and it is good to know that a habit of acquiring things still endures.  However, some things never really change.  There are things officers and sergeants major should know about, things they will know about and pretend that they don’t, and things they shouldn’t know about.

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The Court Martialed Subaltern

The Court Martialed Subaltern

It is perhaps not surprising that military history often focuses on great battles, inspiring leaders and victories that changed the course of history. Arguably as interesting, however, are the smaller human dramas which take place in the background to these “great” events.  Though they are often not recorded or remembered by other than those who were there, it is these stories which make the official history richer. One such story that has survived to present day is that of the court martial of Lieutenant Nathaniel Fitzpatrick of the Queen’s Rangers.

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