Colonel Phil traces the start of the RCAC highlighting two of the best known figures, Brutinel and Worthington in WWI. QYRang later joined the RCAC in 1947.Read More
One of the Regiment’s battle honours that is not emblazoned on the Guidon is “Canal du Nord.” Running from 27 September to 1 October 1918, this battle opened the way for the Allied Armies into Cambrai.Read More
There is a widespread military expression attributed to General Omar Bradley: “Dilettantes talk about strategy, amateurs about tactics, professional soldiers talk about logistics.” By that standard no soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force were more professional than the 127th Battalion.Read More
To honour the sacrifice and victory of the 20th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, in the Battle of Vimy Ridge the Regimental Council of The Queen’s York Rangers hosted a sold-out Centenary Evening.
The Queens York Rangers perpetuate the 20th Battalion, 37th Battalion, 127th Battalion and 220th Battalion, all of whom were part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WWI. Their combined service during the Great War earned the Rangers ten Battle Honours.
The British Army that started the great Somme Offensive of 1916 was enthusiastic, amateurish, and the disaster of the first day was --until the surrender of Singapore in 1942 -- the worst catastrophe in the history of the British Army. With 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead, to the British 4th Army alone on July 1st, it was certainly the bloodiest day in the history of British arms.
While many people regard this -- rightly -- as a debacle, they forget that the Somme Offensive continued until early November; even then this is widely regarded as an exercise in bloody-minded futility by a set of out-dated Generals incapable of understanding modern war. This opinion is dead wrong.Read More