To mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge that was fought on a chilly Easter Monday morning in 1917, the RCA Museum will feature a temporary exhibit called In the Footsteps of Vimy from April 7 to November 30, 2017.
New tactics for the artillery, intense training for every soldier and coordination from the lowest ranks to the highest positions at Head Quarters were honed behind the lines and in the forward trenches. The successful taking of Vimy by Canadians is considered Canada’s entry on the world as a mature sovereign nation.
The RCA Museum in our temporary exhibit space is currently displaying light trucks and jeeps covering 100 years of mechanization in the Canadian Forces. There is no question that the adoption and evolution of the light truck and jeep changed the nature of war over the last 100 years. As war became faster, with soldiers on wheels rather than on foot or horseback, a reliance on mechanization developed. The RCA Museum will run this display until 10 March 2017.