100 Years: the Battle of Mount Sorrel
2 June 2016 @ 6:30pm, Wolseley Barracks, parade square
Between the 2nd and the 13th of June 1916, The Royal Canadian Regiment, along with other units of the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Divisions (CEF), was engaged in combat on the outskirts of Ypres, from the Village of Hooge to Armagh Wood and Mount Sorrel. The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is commemorating the Centennial of the Battle of Mount Sorrel in partnership with the London Arts Council and the London Heritage Council during a public event involving not only the military community, but also local artists and students. A new interactive display to interpret the original Flanders Fields cross showing the names of 20 men killed in this battle will be unveiled on the same occasion.
Recent Acquisitions: 15 January to 10 December 2016
A selection of artefacts donated or purchased during 2015 is now on show, in the mini-theatre on the second floor of the Gallery. Medal sets, badges, archives, original art, weapons and equipment have been added to the museum collection over the past year. Among these, visitors can view the unique MGen Loomis medal set including the Order of Military Merit, Military Cross(Elizabeth II type), rare badges of the Oxford Rifles Regiment (1900s), the 7th Fusiliers Regiment (1860s) and the Infantry School Corps (1883), post cards from London, ON sent to soldiers fighting overseas during the First World War, a pair of Liberation Clogs gifted to a member of The RCR while on duty in Holland at the end of the Second World War and many other items. Admission is free and everyone is welcomed to view our new exhibition.
For past events, click here.