Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

September 08, 2011 13:46 ET

Media Advisory: Meet With Canadian WWII Veterans of Once-Secret Regiment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2011) - Media are invited to meet with Veterans of the once-secret 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment (1 CACR). Formed in World War II, the "Kangaroos" will hold their final reunion in conjunction with The Elgin Regiment Association and 31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgins) of the Canadian Army.

When: September 9, 2011
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: St. Thomas Armoury
40 Wilson Avenue, St. Thomas, Ont.

The Veterans will be in St. Thomas to receive long-awaited public recognition with the official presentation of a historic Guidon and a parade granting them the Freedom of The City of St. Thomas on September 10, 2011.

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
    bill@canadiankangaroos.ca

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

    Headquarters Joint Task Force (Central)
    Land Force Central Area
    Captain John-Hugh MacDonald
    Public Affairs Officer
    Cell: 416-629-8277
    john-hugh.macdonald@forces.gc.ca