Latest Updates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended in-person meetings until further notice. Although as of 31 July 2020, much of Ontario has entered Phase 3 of the emergence from lockdown protocols, no decision has yet been made on resuming in-person meetings.

We are looking into holding a series of virtual meetings online. Watch for more news soon.

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New documentary film features The Crow’s Nest Officers Club

‘Fifty Nine Steps to The Crow’s Nest’ is a 30-minute documentary that chronicles the Crow’s Nest’s establishment during the Second World War and its continuing relevance as a ‘living museum’ in modern day St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. Continue reading

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15th Battalion – Battle of Hill 70

The is the third in a series of videos produced by the 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the battalion’s role in a number of the key battles of The Great War in which, as part of the Canadian Corps, the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) was engaged. Continue reading

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102nd anniversary of the Battle of The Canal du Nord

September 26-27 marked the 102nd anniversary of the battle of The Canal du Nord, which is often considered to have been the Canadian Corp’s greatest tactical achievement. Continue reading

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102 years later – The Crow’s Nest & D-Q Line

September 1 is the 102nd anniversary of the battle for the Drocourt-Queant Line and more specifically for the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders), the assault on The Crow’s Nest at Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt. Continue reading

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Greetings Members & Friends of the COBWFA – Fall 2020

I sincerely hope and wish that this note finds you and your families well during these difficult times. I know many of you have faced some challenges, but I am reminded that good comes from all adversity so let us look forward to better days ahead together. Thank you to all of you for your continued support of the COBWFA and our Great War Family. There has never been a more important time to protect the memory of those that came before us. Continue reading

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The Legacy of WW2 – Tim Cook

A video on the Legacy of WW2 from Tim Cook – well known to many for his work on WW1 Canadians.

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Penguin Pans Piper

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Quick notes on Mapping

In WW1 mapping was crucial to know where you and the enemy were located. The British Army maps of yesteryear are now able to give you accurate position data you can use in a GPS to find your way along the dusty byways of 1914-1918. Continue reading

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Support Memorial Flag Poles for Canadian Troops at Kinmel Park Wales

When WW1 ended Kinmel Park was the site of the Canadian Camp where troops were sent back to through Liverpool.

Brief History below

Kinmel Park Riot March 1919.

100 years later our man in Kinmel Park, John Johnson is raising money for two memorial  Flag Poles, one Canadian and one Union, they are to fly above the head stones of heroes who gave the ultimate at St. Margaret’s Church at Bodlewyddan in N. Wales.

Donations via Facebook are welcomed. All support greatfully received.

Donate here. Look for the “donate icon” underneath our man in the Cowboy Hat.

Thanks for stopping by!

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