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Association News

Holy Roller Memorial Preservation Project

22 October 2020

This News Release was issued today the launch the Fund Raising Campaign to support the Holy Roller Memorial Preservation Project.

Please see below for a message from LCol Allan Finney regarding yesterday's D-Day Remembrance:

07 Jaun 2020

As promised, here is the video for the Remembrance of the 76th Anniversary of D-Day: https://vimeo.com/424980183

 

A special thanks to all who participated in the making of this video. HCol Larry Myny; HLCol Tania Lee; London Mayor Ed Holder; Westlake Brothers Souvenir Association Charlotte Girard; 1H Assoc President LCol (Ret'd) Joe Murray; Padre - Capt Jason Kouri; Pipe Major Tom Rankin and the 1st Hussars Pipe Band; WO Matt Crawford; WO Adam Dart; Bugler Cpl Emily Putherbough and of course our editor who spent many hours putting this together Melanie Prosser. Finally a very special note, to our dear friend Ron Janus who recently passed away. He was a big part of the Regiment, the Association and the Westlake Brothers Souvenir Assoc. He is missed and will be remembered.

 

I want to thank everyone who took part in the virtual D-Day Remembrance. It fills me with pride in the Regimental family that stretches across the globe. We had Chris Thompson in Riyadh, Robert McLeod in Korea, Sheila DeJaegher and Ann Wilkinson plus many members of the Association take part. Soldiers both serving and retired across Ontario stepped up to join in. Special thanks those deployed in Borden and Toronto on Op LASER.

We conducted two small ceremonies at London’s City Hall and the HOLY ROLLER. We also kicked off the Fund Raising for the HOLY ROLLER Memorial Project: www.1hholyroller.ca

 

Next event, Le Mesnil Patry. No idea as to what we will do at this time, but in recent years we gathered at the HOLY ROLLER told some stories and toasted the fallen with Calvados.

 

Here’s to you, the best Regiment and Regimental family in the Army.

HUSSARS!

 

Hodie Non Cras!

With great sadness we announce the passing of Ron Janus

23 May 2020

Remembering the Life of Ron Janus: London Free Press Obituary Page

Veterans Biography Series

03 April 2020

Roy Hare's Biography now available.

 

Over this past winter and early spring months, Michelle Lundy and I, Nick Corrie, have interviewed some of our esteemed WWII veterans or their widows and in some cases, a child or relative who can supply us with  details which enable us to comprise short biographies of a veteran’s  life.

 

Nick Corrie - Emal:  firsthussarsresearch@gmail.com

 

Click to go to Veterans Biography page

London Free Press article about restoring The Holy Roller.

07 Mar 2020

Click here to read article and see interview

 

If you wish to make a donation to the Holy Roller Project, make your cheque to 1st Hussars Cavalry Fund with "Holy Roller" on the memo line.

 

Cheques can be dropped off or mailed to the 1st Hussars Orderly Room or mailed to:

 

1st Hussars

701 Oxford St. E

Wolseley Barracks, A Block

London, ON

N5Y 4T7

Just added: WW Two 1H Nominal Roll

05 Sept 2019

Nick Corrie has completed and published a complete Nominal Roll of First Hussars that served during World War Two. Click here or go to the Museum Menu

Bulletin Vol 19 No. 01 now available

06 Jan 18

Latest Bulletin is available. Read it here

 

Click Here for past Bulletins

Checkout these Military & Veteran Discounts

09 Aug 2018

Passing of James E. Fisher

17 Jan 2019

It is with sadness that we send you details regarding the passing of another WWII Hussar: James E. Fisher of Chatham, ON. CLICK HERE for the obituary and details:

 

 Also please read Jim's Biography on the Veteran's Biography page

 

Passing of past serving Hussars

It is with sadness that we send you details regarding the passing of four of our Hussar Family:

 

13 Nov 2018 - Gudmunder Peter Peterson, of Toronto, ON.  Obituary and details. 

17 Nov 2018 - George Frank (MWO Ret), of Sarnia ON.  Obituary and details.  

29 Nov 2018 - John Potter of St. Catharines, ON. Obituary and details

30 Nov 2018- Arthur Boyle of London, ON. Obituary and details 

5 Nov 17 - Photos from John Greenshields

09 Nov 17

Check out John Greenshields photos from the 1H Holy Roller Remebrance ceremony and Jim Fishers 99 birthday

 

Link to John's Facebook Album

YOUR LEGACY IS OUR LEGACY

March 12, 2017

Dear members and supporters of the 1st Hussars Association, The 1st Hussars Cavalry Fund has begun its newest endeavour for those who are interested in including the Cavalry Fund as part of their estate planning : The 1st Hussars Cavalry Fund Legacy Program

 

Go to THE CAVALRY FUND page for details

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