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Re: Happy Birthday!
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2012, 09:35:17 »
It's that time of the year again....seeing that the world didn't end.....

Happy birthday Dragoons!

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Re: Happy Birthday!
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2012, 09:52:41 »
Happy Birthday to my fellow Dragoons. Audax et Celer! :cheers:

And also to the juniors of the day, Pro Patria to The RCR :salute:
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2012, 10:25:59 »
Happy Birthday to all Royal Canadians!


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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2012, 10:28:45 »
 :cheers:  Since it's Friday and the world hasn't ended, I will indeed have a couple tonight.   ;D
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2012, 10:59:59 »
Happy Birthday indeed to the other two members of the Canadian 19th Century regular triumverate.  :salute:

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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2012, 13:55:11 »
Happy 129th Birthday to Dragoons and Royals.
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2014, 09:21:28 »
Happy 131st!   :salute:
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2014, 15:03:10 »
It's always quaint to see the young'uns celebrating their rather short history but I guess you have to start somewhere...

http://www.artillery.net/English/history.htm

Happy Birthday none the less to all great Canadians (past, present and future) who have served two proud (albeit junior) Regiments.  ;)

We could always discuss why the RCN feels they are the senior service in Canada even though Naval Service of Canada didn;t form until 1910...55 years after the Militia Act created the Active Militia(aka Army). 

But Happy Birthday to the RCD and RCR.

Arte et Marte and Pro Patricia

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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2014, 15:18:29 »
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http://www.artillery.net/English/history.htm

That link keeps missing it's target.

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The requested URL /English/history.htm was not found on this server.

How fitting.

On the other hand, we could discuss how The RCR is actually 151 years old, but that confuses them.

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-3/par2/RCR-eng.asp

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This regiment originates on 14 August 1863 and incorporates both Regular and Reserve Force components.

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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2014, 17:32:29 »
On the other hand, we could discuss how The RCR is actually 151 years old, but that confuses them.

Well, if The RCR was happy to take the Battle Honours of the Militia regiments that were incorporated into it, then it has to take the lineage dates as well.  Having said that, I don't think that this will lead to the demise of the Dec 21st mess celebrations.

Happy Birthday to both Regiments.

Cheers,
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2014, 21:28:44 »
Well, if The RCR was happy to take the Battle Honours of the Militia regiments that were incorporated into it, then it has to take the lineage dates as well.  Having said that, I don't think that this will lead to the demise of the Dec 21st mess celebrations.

Happy Birthday to both Regiments.

Cheers,
Dan.

The Regiment has accepted all aspects of the amalgamation and perpetuation, as confirmed by the Regimental Senate in 1958. What it failed to do in the following 50 years was teach members of the Regiment what that meant. For many years any mention of the amalgamated regiments was brushed aside as "only affecting the Reserve battalion." The amalgamated regiments and perpetuated units weren't even mentioned in the Regimental Catechism until 2006, when I put them there. Many have been and are ignorant of the meaning of 14 Aug 1863, because they were never taught it. In any case, The RCR continues to celebrate 21 Dec 1883 by regimental tradition.



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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2014, 22:36:43 »
Well, if The RCR was happy to take the Battle Honours of the Militia regiments that were incorporated into it, then it has to take the lineage dates as well.  Having said that, I don't think that this will lead to the demise of the Dec 21st mess celebrations.

Happy Birthday to both Regiments.

Cheers,
Dan.

If you are actually trying for some one up manship here, then the game can go on for a long time.  The RCD accept the 21st of December 1883 as the date Gazetted; but have lineages that predate that, back to the days of Montcalm and the French-Canadian militia cavalry in Quebec City. 
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2014, 22:40:14 »
If you are actually trying for some one up manship here, then the game can go on for a long time.  The RCD accept the 21st of December 1883 as the date Gazetted; but have lineages that predate that, back to the days of Montcalm and the French-Canadian militia cavalry in Quebec City.

They may promote an earlier heritage. But is is not a lineage connection.

RCD lineage document - http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-3/par1/arm-bli/RCD-eng.asp

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This Regular Force regiment originated on 21 December 1883 and incorporates the following regiment and mounted rifle corps.

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RCR lineage document - http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-3/par2/RCR-eng.asp

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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2014, 00:01:37 »
I raised a glass of fine whiskey to toast a fine regiment (two in fact). Happy Birthday The RCD and The RCR.

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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2014, 10:18:26 »
Would't be the first time that DHH was not accurate.   >:D
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2015, 05:28:04 »
Today is the 132nd anniversary of the founding of The Royal Canadian Regiment and The Royal Canadian Dragons. Happy Birthday, “Pro Patria”, “Audax et celer”.

In honour of this occasion I recommend you do the Ortona Toast:

One oz dark rum;
One oz water;
one teaspoon brown sugar;
Served in plain white china mug.

The origins of this toast is from the WWII Battle of Ortona:

“On Decem­ber 21st, it was real­ized that it was The Regiment’s Six­ti­eth Birth­day, and Lt-​Col. Spry (act­ing Com­man­der of 1 Cdn lnf Bde) was invited to visit the Battalion’s Com­mand Post and drink the Health to The Reg­i­ment: this he did although the Com­mand Post was under shell fire at the time. Capt. Mitchell pre­pared a punch of issue rum, sugar and water, and those who par­tic­i­pated in the toast were Lt.-Col. Dan Spry, Major Strome Gal­loway, Capt Sandy Mitchell, Capt Marty Upper, Lieut Wal­ter Roy, Capt [Padre] Rusty Wilkes, M.C., and RSM Archie McDon­nell. Just as the cer­e­mony was con­cluded Capt Dick Dil­lon, M.C. and Lieut Buck Bow­man, M.C. , reported in from two fight­ing patrols which they had been lead­ing with con­sid­er­able suc­cess. So was the Dia­mond Jubilee of The Reg­i­ment observed; not only within sight of the enemy, but engag­ing him the while!”
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2015, 09:53:13 »
         Happy Birthday
Audax et Celer and Pro Patria
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2016, 10:35:35 »
Happy Birthday to The RCR and RCDs.
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Re: Dec 21 - Happy Birthday, The RCD & The RCR
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2016, 11:01:54 »
Another fine day to be a Dragoon. Happy Birthday The RCD and The RCR :salute: