Moreuil Wood 2018

 

 

The countdown to the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood has begun. The Regimental Society in conjunction with the Regiment has commenced planning this celebration with the intent of having key events take place in two primary locations; Edmonton and France.

Edmonton

The 100th Anniversary of Moreuil Wood parade will be held on Thursday the 22nd of March 2018.  Following the parade, there will be a reception and Open House.  On display will be the four prominent Strathcona paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings.  Further, we will have on loan from Framlingham College and Flowerdew Family, Lt Flowerdew’s Victoria Cross, Death Penny and personal artifacts.  They will be on display for the month of March 2018 only.  I invite you to join the Regiment during this tremendous milestone.  If you are coming in from out of town, the newly built Fairfield Inn & Suites offers a military rate and is very close to Steele Barracks.  We have block-booked 20 rooms for March 21st and March 22nd with a rate of $124 (plus taxes).  Please quote "Moreuil Wood Room Block March 2018", when booking your room.

 

The Officers and Senior NCOs will be hosting their own mess dinners and more details will be published at a later date.

France 

The Regiment will be sending a contingent of soldiers to celebrate the 100th anniversary.  Members of the Strathcona Mounted Troop will re-enact the great charge at Moreuil Wood.  It will culminate with the Freedom of the City of Moreuil.
 
Battle Field Tour - UPDATE-September 2017:  Registration for the Battle Field Tour is now closed. This trip is not a scientific tour of the area of operations the Regt worked in during the Great War. Although the Regt played some significant roles in several actions and battles in different areas throughout the First World War, most of those areas have returned to the private farmland they were previous to the conflict, and there are no memorials to the action. However with the centenary of the war that is now coming to a close, the French Government has planned and invested in the cleanup and care of all the WW1 monuments and museums that can educate and tell the story. For us there are several areas in France and Flanders that we can visit in order to explain what happened during the conflict so this tour will concentrate on the Canadian contribution working from the Ypres Salient, through the Somme and ending up in the area of Amiens and the Battle that means the most to our Regiment.  Edmonton Travel Agency has created an Strathcona MW Tour Brochure for your convenience.

Regimental Society Fundraiser

Own a piece of Strathcona History

 

You can support Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Regimental Society’s effort to send soldiers to France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood. 
The Regimental Society has produced an extremely limited run of commemorative lances that will soon be available to the general public.  In recognition of this milestone anniversary, only 100 serialized lances will made.  Since Lt Flowerdew was only 33 years of age when he led his Squadron during this Battle, the serialized lances will be available in either 33 commemorative singles or 33 commemorative sets (each set containing two lances). The final serialized lance will be kept on permanent display in the Harvey Building at Steele Barracks.
Non-serialized, compact size lances will also be available beginning in November 2017.  

Click the picture for more information.

Click this link to download the order form.

If you have any difficulties opening the above documents, please email ldsh@strathconas.ca for assistance.
 

How Can You Help?

If you are interested in supporting the Regimental Society's Moreuil Wood 2018 initiatives, we would first like to thank you for your consideration. For your convenience the Society has a number of donation options available, and we encourage you to visit our How You Can Help page for more information.  It is recommended that if you use the PayPal one time donation option that you please ensure that you make note that your contribution is to be used for Moreuil Wood 2018 by either making a note in the "Please use funds towards" box (see picture to the left) or by sending an email to ldsh@strathconas.ca after you have completed your donation request. 

 

 

Updates

The Regimental Society will be providing regular updates to the Regimental Family through Strathcona Enews.  Those updates will also be available on this page, so do check back regularly. 


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