15 Feb 2019

RCR Museum

***Important Notice***
The RCR Museum provides a valuable service to Canada, London and The Regiment. They urgently require volunteers to man the front desk for only three hours a week. They are in desperate need of people especially during the summer months. For further information and contact personnel please visit the following link:


PDF Edition of the 2017 Veterans Benefits Guide
A user-friendly publication designed to help veterans get the benefits they deserve.

Regimental News

The RCR Catechism 2017

Follow the link below for the latest copy of the RCR Catechism:

The RCR Catechism 2017

Subject: Change in wearing of miniatures

There was a relatively recent change that occurred in 2013, though it took a while to be promulgated. Perhaps you had already learned this ... I have only recently.

The Chancellery updated their booklet on how to wear your gongs. Prior to this miniatures were limited to evening dress and Mess Dress. Now they are worn with business suit or blazer and flannels to events commencing after sundown.


Full-size insignia are worn for all occasions before sundown and sometimes in the evening for certain occasions: Parades and other military ceremonies: change of command, consecration of colours, graduations, military funerals, etc. Remembrance Day and any other commemorative ceremonies
The Speech from the Throne
State funerals
New Year’s Levee
Investitures (presentation of honours ceremonies)
Guide for the Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals ... gg.ca The Canadian Honours System Guide for the Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals

From the Commanding Officer, 4RCR

The RCR Association


(link to the Plan)

4RCR Council Report
From: LCol(ret'd)Barry Graham

65th Anniversary Reunion

Although I'm not involved this time around, plans have begun, under the tutelage of Gary Willaert, for a 65th anniversary reunion next year. I can only guess it will be in the same time-frame as the last one, that is early October. Since the WOs' & Sgts' Mess is no longer available the venue remains cloudy. The London Branch of the Assn has been holding their functions at the Victory Legion (Dundas and Florence area).

More to follow when there's more to follow.

Abandoning the tribe: The psychology behind why veterans struggle to transition to civilian life

A good read for all Former Serving Members.

The Victory Legion

Paardeberg Luncheon

Victory Branch 311 Oakland Ave.,London, ON
will host a Paardeberg Luncheon on Feb 27th, at 1200 hrs following the AGM at 1100 hrs.
cost: 20.00

Retired Members Update

8:47 AM (3 hours ago)

Lois Boon

CWO(ret'd) Art Boon's wife Lois passed away yesterday (Thu Feb 14.) She had been suffering with Alzheimers. Obit on W.G. Young -

https://wgyoungfuneralhome.com/2019/02/lois-boon/ O

From: LCol (ret'd) John Cook, CD

Hello All;

Over Christmas and last month I've had the pleasure of hearing from a number of you (specifically notes from: Bill Russell, John Heddle, Joe K from Thailand, Dave Bell, Jane Fullick & Bruce Jeffery). (in addition, I hear from Jim Zeigler & Helen Heddle in "appreciated" general distribution emails regularly). I thought I'd share some of what they wrote to our Group:

The important comments from each of their messages:

John Heddle:
"my daughter (Catalina) is affecting me very much. She spent 3 weeks in January, in Hospital, She was in the Cardiac Care Unit and diagnosed with 'pulmonary hypertension'. She had a blot clot in her heart and this greatly affected her lungs. She is out of Hospital and resting at home"

From Jane Fullick:
"John’s condition is very slowly deteriorating, but he was officially added to the liver transplant list in Ontario just before Christmas. Now we wait (could be 2 months, could be 2 years)"

From Dave Bell:
"I'm hanging in there despite the bitter cold last several days. About a year ago the specialist in London put me on a couple of new puffers and medications that have been just marvelous. No longer on oxygen or gasping for breath, but still can't chase after the girls. "


Other Updates;
Bruce Jeffrey's last cat scan:
His cancer tumor has grown 1 centimeter BUT his Doctor is happy with his overall health.

Bill Russell:
His physical health is worsening BUT he continues to "soldier on". Please connect with our old friend Bill (his email is in the FMList).

Joe K. ends his regards to all. He has purchased a place in Thailand, where he winters annually.

All; please stay well!


LOB's (in hospital)


Recent Passings

A stirring tribute "Hometown Battlefield" by J.P. Cormier

Col Brock Millman

Visitation: 9 Dec 2018 at 1400-1600hrs and 1900-2100hrs at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St Thomas.

Funeral: 10 Dec2018 at 1300hrs at Trinity Anglican Church, 55 Southwick Street, St Thomas.