History

CADILLAC 1912 MODEL 30 TRUCK

Early Cadillacs were robust and could handle rough roads and cross-country operations, perfect for military service. When the Canadian Expeditionary Force sailed for Britain at the beginning of the First World War, it did so with a small supply of motorized transport.  For service closer to the front, however, the CEF used British lorries. This …

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THE MILITARY HORSE

Until well into the Interwar period, horses were the primary transport for Canadian soldiers. Horses carried individual soldiers and moved guns, ammunition, casualties and supplies.  In World War I, the Canadian Corps required over 23,000 horses.  Over 480,000 horses died in military service with the Commonwealth forces from 1914 to 1918. Horses required a great …

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UBIQUE 150

It is important to celebrate our military heritage.  Events such as this act as learning tools for the next generation.  It is an honour to present the RCA Museum’s UBIQUE 150 Exhibit.  We are immensely proud of the contributions and achievements of The Regiment of Canadian Artillery over the past 150 years. The 150th celebration …

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TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS

A lot has changed over the past one hundred and fifty years.  Guns shifted from smaller mobile pieces to larger guns for indirect fire.  The guns incorporated the period’s technology, increasing firing rates, lethality, mobility, precision, and ranges. Advances in technology allowed the Regiment to upgrade its guns and establish artillery supremacy on the battlefield.  …

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HERITAGE GUNS AND TECHNOLOGY

These six Heritage Guns represent key developments in the history of Canadian Artillery.  To learn more about these guns, find them in our permanent galleries and examples of their ordnance in the UBIQUE 150 exhibit.  In 1871, the 9 Pounder smoothbore, muzzle-loading, bronze cannon fired common, case, and shrapnel rounds approximately one kilometre.   In …

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