The gunners of the 56th Field Regiment have finished another exciting and challenging year........Arrowhead Magazine: the 2010 photo journal of 31 Canadian Brigade Group


 On the 22nd of April 1915, the 10th Battery, with one section of guns reversed, kept up fire in two directions for four hours, after the first recorded gas attack in the history of warfare. In this stand, the 10th Field Battery's contribution towards stemming the German advance was in the best Artillery tradition. In commemoration of this stand, the soldiers of the 56 Field Regiment will celebrate the 96th anniversary of the Battle of St. Julien with a parade and memorial service to be conducted at the St. Catharines Cenotaph on Sunday May 1/11. The Regiment will parade in support of 10 Battery.

All family members and  interested public may wish to view this Parade.

More information on May 1/11's calendar EVENTS on this website.


The Parade will begin at the Lake Street Armoury at 1330hrs.

Autumn Receives an Award and more Pennies:



Autumn Hagyard has been collecting pennies for wounded Canadian soldiers. She received a certificate from the 56 Field Regiment RCA at the Homecoming Parade for the Task Force 1-10 soldiers. Also...more pennies were donated to her cause. Well done, Autumn.

Donations can be dropped of at TD Canada Trust Bank, 48 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe ON. N3Y 5C6 (Branch 0083).


LCol DE Meehan presenting certificate to Autumn
Capt G.R. Cooke presenting pennies to Autumn


56 Field Regiment's Bdr Brian Bates and his family met the Generals.

Two exciting experiences!

Brian and his Dad, John Bates, met General Hillier in Kitchener in January.

They were most impressed that the General spent a few minutes with them...

and they enjoyed his excellent speech.


Bdr. Brian Bates and General Rick Hillier



  John & Sandy Bates met with General Walt Natynczyk

last August in Edmonton.


Sandy_Batesm_John_NSandy & John Bates with General Walt Natynczyk