Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

September 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian WWII Veterans to Receive Historic Recognition and Freedom of the City of St. Thomas

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - Veterans of the once-secret 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment(1 CACR), formed in World War II and known as the "Kangaroos", will receive long-awaited public recognition with the presentation of a historic Guidon and a parade granting them the Freedom of The City of St. Thomas.

When: September 10, 2011
Time: 11 a.m. – Open House to meet veterans
2 p.m. – Official Presentation of the 1 CACR Guidon
3 p.m. – Freedom of The City of St. Thomas parade
Where: St. Thomas Armoury
40 Wilson Avenue, St. Thomas, Ont.

These events are part of the 1 CACR Veterans' final reunion, held in conjunction with The Elgin Regiment Association and 31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgins) of the Canadian Army.

Contact Information

  • Editors and Producers:
    For additional information please contact:
    Kangaroo Veterans Association (Calgary)
    Mr. Bill Miller
    Tel: 403-226-4037 or Cell: 403-605-0059

    The Elgin Regiment Association (St. Thomas)
    Mr. Wayne Dale
    (519) 709-3253

    Headquarters Joint Task Force (Central)
    Land Force Central Area
    Captain John-Hugh MacDonald
    Public Affairs Officer
    Cell: 416-629-8277