The First Canadian Army was a field army and the senior formation of the Canadian Army that served on the Western Front from July 1944 until May 1945 during the Second World War. The First Canadian Army was formed in early 1942, replacing the existing unnumbered Canadian Corps, as the growing number of Canadian forces in the United Kingdom necessitated an expansion to two corps. By the end of 1943 Canadian formations in the United Kingdom consisted of three infantry divisions, two armoured divisions, and two independent armoured brigades. The first commander was Lieutenant-General A.G.L. "Andy" McNaughton, who was replaced in 1944 by General H. D. G. "Harry" Crerar. Both had been senior artillery officers in the Canadian Corps in the Great War. Allied formations of other nationalities were added to the First Canadian Army to keep it at full strength
Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly, UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets) can include soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.
The regiment originated on 10 August 1883, when the 'Regiment of Canadian Artillery' of the Permanent Active Militia was authorized to be formed.2 It was redesignated 'The Royal Canadian Artillery' on 24 May 1893.3 On 1 December 1898 the regiment was reorganized as two types of artillery designated the 'Royal Canadian Artillery (Field Division) and the 'Royal Canadian Artillery (Garrison Division)'.4 These divisions were redesignated the 'Royal Canadian Field Artillery' and the 'Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery' on 1 June 1901.5 On 1 September 1905 the Royal Canadian Field Artillery was redesignated the 'Royal Canadian Horse Artillery' (see the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery chart for further information).6 The previously independent Non Permanent Active Militia field and garrison artillery units were incorporated in the regiment on 28 December 1895 and provided with the suffix 'Canadian Artillery'.7 The non permanent components of the regiment were granted the suffix 'The Royal Canadian Artillery' on 3 June 1935.8 The regiment was redesignated: the 'Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery' on 29 October 1956;10 and 'The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery' on 27 May 1997.
Gnr Mooney Lorne Rolfe
Service Number: K-800334
Born: Jan 22, 1928 Regina, Saskatchewan
Service: CA (Canadian Army)
Battle Group:United Nations Command (UNC)
Regiment: Royal Canadian Artillery
Service Details :
Mooney was hurt in the Canoe River train crash (see NW Carroll) and died later of his injuries.
At 10:40 a.m. on November 21, 1950, a westbound train carrying troops of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery collided with an eastbound train (Vancouver to Montréal) just east of Canoe River, B.C. The engines and leading cars of both trains were derailed. The leading cars of the military train were thrown down an embankment and demolished. The injured soldiers were returned to Edmonton and the uninjured to Wainwright. Recovery of bodies was made extremely difficult due to an oil fire. Twelve soldiers were killed outright - including four whose bodies were never recovered - four more died aboard the relief train after leaving Canoe River, and one died in hospital 18 days after the accident. In addition, the engineers and firemen of both locomotives were killed, bringing the total number of dead to 21.
August 23, 1950 Vancouver, British Columbia
Lorne was born at Regina, enlisted at Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1950, and left a wife Alice Mary (Watt) at Brandon, Manitoba.
Son of James Edgar and Margurite May Moffatt Mooney of Nipawin, Saskatchewan. Spouse of Alice Mary Watt Mooney of Brandon, Manitoba. Brother of James Vernon.
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Mooney Lake, Saskatchewan
Gnr Lorne Rolfe Mooney Clicking Thumbnail will enlarge image
Memorial plaques for Gunner Lorne Rolfe Mooney, Able Seaman Robert John Moore, Private James Henry Morford and Private Camille Joseph Morin on the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario