Archive for the 'Passings' Category

CWO (ret) Dave Mack

I have been informed that Dave Mack, a retired CWO and former AB RCR passed away on 26 August at home in Darwell AB. Additional details are unknown at this time. If anyone can add details, please do so in the comments. Update: There have been many additions in the comments, thanks for everyone who […]

Sgt J.B. McDonald CD (Boots)

Sgt (Ret) J.B. McDonald CD (Boots) PPCLI, AIRBORNE, passed away on 14 Aug 2007. Tuesday 21 Aug, 2007 Prayers will held at Our Lady Of Angels Catholic Church, 10004 – 101 St, Fort Saskatchewan, AB Wednesday 22 Aug, 2007 Funeral will he held at this same location in Fort Sask, at 11AM Airborne Social Club […]

Six Fallen Brothers

Today, our thoughts and our prayers go out to the families, friends and comrades of six more of our brothers who died in combat in Afghanistan yesterday. They, along with their interpreter, were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Panjwaii district about 20km southwest of Kandahar. The explosion happened as the […]

Brigadier James Hill

Brigadier James Hill passed away peacefully Thursday 16 Mar 06. Brigadier “Speedy” Hill, who died on Thursday aged 95, won an MC and three DSOs as a commander of airborne forces during the Second World War. In 1942 Hill took command of the 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment, which was dropped at Souk El Arba, deep […]

Maj. R.C. Hilborn (ret.)

Richard “Dick” Hilborn, former 2IC of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, died on Tuesday Feb. 21 in Waterloo, Ont. of a heart attack. Maj. Hilborn was the last surviving officer of 1 Can Para who participated in all of the famed regiment’s exploits during WWII. Maj. Hilborn received a field promotion to 2IC after the […]

Sgt WE (Bill) Brown

Sgt Bill Brown of 2 Cdo died Sunday morning at the University Hospital in Edmonton at the age of 71 . Bill served with the PPCLI from 1950 through to 1970 when at that time joined the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Edmonton until 1976 serving for 26 years . He served in 2 separate tours […]

Memorial Service

The memorial service for Sgt. Robert Short and Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger will be at the Pembroke Memorial Center on Tues 7 Oct at 1200hrs.

Tragedy in Afghanistan

As I am sure most of you have already heard, two 3 RCR vehicles on patrol near Kabul hit a land mine on a previously cleared route. Two soldiers were killed and 3 wounded. If you haven’t heard, read the full story on the CBC website. My deepest condolences go out to the families of […]

Col Eadie’s Funeral

Col Eadie’s funeral was held at St. Jude’s Church in Oakville ON., at 1430 hrs on 15 Aug 2003. Reflecting the esteem in which he was held in the Canadian Community at large, the church was full with many different uniforms in evidence. There was a significant attendance by the Ford Motor Co., by which […]

Remembering a Airborne Soldier

Russ Gregoire and Mike Doucett posted a couple of comments that describe the way we all respected LCol Eadie. It seems wrong what they wrote is hidden away under the comments link, so I am reposting them here where everyone will see them. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of a real paratrooper […]

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