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Dieppe Commemoration Sunday August 19 2018 11:00 Hrs FYA

On Sunday August 19 2018 at 11:00 hrs there will be a ceremony to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid at Fort York Armoury. Members of the Blue Beach Every Man Remembered group will also attend, with displays of artifacts from the Raid. A reception in the Sgt’s Mess will follow the ceremony.

Timings:  10:30 hrs

Dress:  Number 1 – Red Beret, Cap Badge, Regimental Blazer with Crest, Tie with Medals, Grey Pants and Black Shoes.

RSVP:  Association Secretary – Leo Afonso – [email protected]


Happy 155TH Birthday Royals

Hello Association Members,


Birthday wishes from the CO & RSM.

Happy Birthday to all members of The Royal Regiment of Canada – past and
And best wishes to all Regimental family and friends on this very special
Celebrating 155 years of service to community and country : 1862-2017
Ready Aye Ready
Tom Payne Vishnu Persaud
Lieutenant-Colonel Chief Warrant Officer
Commanding Officer Regimental Sergeant-Major

We should all feel proud to have served and continue to serve in many ways.

Your hard work work and efforts are been noticed and recognized.

Keep up the good work.



Update – Vimy 100 – Sat April 8 and Sun April 9 – Toronto – Fort York Historic Site – Events

Important part of our Regiment’s and Canadian History:


Hello Association Members,


Fort York Historic Site:

Join us from April 8 to 9 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sacrifice made by Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge.

On Saturday, April 8 experience the sights and sounds of First World War Canadian soldiering through fascinating re-enactor displays of infantry, artillery, cavalry, medicine, music and food.

On Sunday, April 9 attend a moving military remembrance parade at 2 p.m. by the Canadian Armed Forces which includes the dedication of a Vimy oak tree to the City of Toronto at our site. Free admission.

#Vimy100TO #C150TO #Canada150

VIMY 100 Toronto
Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE admission all weekend.

The City of Toronto – Municipal Government honours the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 8 and 9, 2017 at Fort York National Historic Site.

On April 8 the public will experience educational programming and First World War re-enactor displays of infantry, artillery, cavalry, medicine, music and food as well as Great War related exhibits and films.

On April 9 a military remembrance parade and commemorative service by the Canadian Armed Forces will later be followed by the dedication of a Vimy oak tree within Garrison Common.

The Great War Flying Museum will fly two Great War era planes over Fort York at 1:45 p.m., this includes the SE5a and the Strutter.

The commemorative service, which begins at 2 p.m., will be attended by Mayor John Tory and the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell as well as other dignitaries.

VIMY 100 Toronto is part of the City’s Canada 150 TO Canada with Love program. More information on the weekend events are available at

Hello Association Members,
I had members ask about dress for Association members for the VIMY 100 Toronto Weekend Events Fort York Historical Site Sat April 8th & Sun April 9th.
This a City of Toronto – Fort York Historical Site Weekend Event commemorating VIMY 100 and we don’t have any official involvement as far as I know.
There’s a Canadian Armed Forces Military Parade on Sun April 9th at 14:00 hrs at the Fort York Historical Site and I would plan to arrive between 13:00 – 13:30 hrs.
Use your discretion as far as dress is concerned.
However, Red Beret, Cap Badge, Regimental Jacket, Tie, Crest with Medals, Grey Slacks etc… would be appropriate for the parade on Sunday.
If you plan to attend Sat, I would wear Business Casual\Polo (Regimental), dress smart, relax Civilian style.