Gunners And Non-commissioned Officers From The Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - C-battery - Ca 1935
A group of gunners and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from C-Battery 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA), between the two World Wars. This battery was station in Osborn Barracks, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. When World War II was declared,in 1939, this was included in the First Canadian Infantry Division, part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (then mechanized and without horses) that was sent to protect France from the invading German Army.
Like the rest of that Expeditionary Army, The 1st RCHA was driven back to the English Channel where they were evacuated back to England. This unit refused to board the evacuation ships without their guns and they were the only ailed Artillery unit that returned to England with their guns. To a Gunner, the guns are their battle colours and to retreat without them is a supreme expression of disrespect to their "Colours".
February 15th, 2020
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