Operation Husky 75: Wed, 27 June at 11am in the multi-purpose room

Press conference and book signing at The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

Guest Speaker: Major-General (ret’d) Ivan Fenton, Colonel of the Regiment

Honoured guests: Captain (ret’d) Sheridan Atkinson (RCR), Flight Lieutenant (ret’d) Tom Hennsey  (RAF), Gordon Joice, son of Lieutenant J.E. Joice (RCR)

Book signing: Alex Black-Fitzgerald, Eagles Over Husky 

Operation HUSKY was the codename for the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943. It was a large amphibious and airborne manoeuvre followed by land campaign, under US and British command. Army commanders relied heavily on tactical air power to destroy Axis forces in Sicily forcing the Third Reich to stand alone in defence of southern Europe. On 10 July 1943, as part of the 1st Canadian Army Corps, The RCR landed on the island of Sicily, at Pachino. It was the beginning of the campaign that allowed for the Allies to advance through the Italian mainland until winter 1945.

The RCR Museum on Virtual Museums Canada Network

"Topogragraphy of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914-1921)" is live on Virtual Museums Canada, Community Stories. This exhibition has been developed in partnership by the museum and MA Public History Program at Western University, 2017 Class.

Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, suffered the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. This exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief, by mapping homesteads in mourning, along with official commemorative sites throughout the city today. While unveiling some of the artefacts produced to commemorate or acknowledge the sacrifices, our research also brought forward the next-of-kin, who were subject to a more personal experience of loss.

The exhibition is available in bilingual format.

For past events, click here.

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, as a component of The Royal Canadian Regiment, will preserve, collect and present artifacts, archives and other militaria that are relevant for the history of the Regiment in order to assist in building pride, esprit and solidarity amongst all members of The RCR family. The Museum will also foster a deeper understanding of the Regimental experience, within the broader context of military and Canadian history, among other veterans, communities in the London area and all Canadians.

The RCR Museum will promote and enhance the pride that Canadians have in their military and its achievements through ensuring they know the story of one of our nation's great Regiments.