Recent News

CWO Paul Elliott

Photo by Sgt. Ronald Duchesne

Chief Warrant Officer Paul Elliott was named to the Order of Military Merit

and was presented his honour by Gov. General David Johnston at Rideau Hall Friday.

I don’t think our community we will see another resident visiting Rideau Hall soon.  Appointments to the Order take place annually and are limited to .01% of the serving members of the Canadian Forces.  CWO Elliott joins a very select group of professional soldiers, sailors and airmen who have unfailingly embraced duty with honour while striving for excellence. 56 are so proud of you and all that you do!

Well done Paul!

Laying of 2013 Wreaths

Thank you to

Brenda Langas, Delhi
Marlene Shaughnessy, Simcoe
Brenda Crocco, Brantford

for laying the wreaths on Remembrance Day

on behalf of the 56 Field Regiment Family Support Group.


2013 Warriors' Day parade Oct. 12th

The Norfolk Fair hosted the yearly Warriors' Day parade. Capt Frank Wensell and Sgt Major Lloyd Brown were the guest speakers. Both veterns told of a few memories from their tours. The Ingersoll marching band led the parade. Ike Hewitt's Biography and War Diary will be released for purchase at the Simcoe Legion in mid November.

Well done 69 Battery soldiers!

Hopefully more pics to come.

69 Battery Soldiers of 56 Field Regiment
Sgt Major Lloyd Brown speaks

Paris Fair THANK YOU

Thank you to those 56 Family Supporters who assisted us at the Paris Fair this Labour Day weekend.  The weather was hot, humid, cloudy.....but the company was grand making the day go quickly.  With the profits from the sellling of our SOT merchandise we are able to host workshops, and gather donations towards the yearly $500 grant program (See APPRECIATION section of the this website)....


Thank you to

Trevor, Kat and Kim for helping Brenda and Pat with our FSG booth.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labour Day weekend.

The Brantford Military Heritage Museum

had a display to view as well. Check out their website.

A day of fun face painting before the young 'soldiers' head under the camnet into the dugout.  It was a great display again this year.

Get Set...and GO!

Get Ready.....

St. George Cenetaph re dedication

July 1, 2013 was a special day for St. George, Ontario.

The St. George cenetaph was re dedicated on Canada Day. Hon Col Ed Pancoe spoke. Dave Levac addressed the crowd.  Thank you to Don Wilkin for transporting the gun from St. Catharines to St. George!

Terry Kelly sang two amazing songs. One is 'A Pittance of Time" which he witnessed in a store encouraging him to write these words. The other "Portraits of Honour' which was sung to accompany the massive mural painted by Dave Sopha which was viewed by all in the park.

A very special day!

Canada Day @ Williams Cafe
RE Dedication of Cenotaph. Inscription by Terry Kelly

Terry Kelly sings " A Pittance in Time" & 'Portrait of Honour"


Hon. Col Ed Pancoe speaks
Firing of Gun