Official Unveiling of the War of 1812 Commerative Banner

As indicated on the Canadian Government’s War of 1812 website, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces have developed several War of 1812-themed initiatives to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812.   One of the key activities is the presentation of a War of 1812 Commemorative Banner, approved by Queen Elizabeth II, to CF units, formations and establishments whose heritage embraces service in the War of 1812, as well as First Nations and Métis communities identified by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

The banner was received locally by the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (LSSR) at the annual St Andrew’s Day Regimental Ball on 16 November 2012.

Members of the CCV were invited and honoured to attend this special and unique occasion.

FWHP School Programs – War of 1812

Members of the Canadian Corps of Voyageurs have a “history” of assisting FWHP staff with different school programs that focus on life at Fort William and in Upper Canada in general during the early 1800s.

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Today we were pleased to help out with one of FWHP’s school programs called  “War of 1812” designed to educate the students about the daily life of a Regency period soldier.

 

 

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School groups were divided into three sections and rotated through the following stations:

1.    Manual of arms and Platoon exercise.
2.    Setting up a tent and lighting a fire.
3.    A lecture about and display of the weapons and equipment of an 1812 soldier.

Here we see Bert and Russ who volunteered to do the third station.