- Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is a military museum located at the military base ASU London in
London, Ontario, Canada.
Although original architectural drawings of
Wolseley Halldrafted in 1886show space allocated to a museum, the museum in its current form was officially opened in 1983during the royal visit of H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It is dedicated to the exploits of The Royal Canadian Regiment. Artifacts displayed in the museum cover the regiment's activities from the Yukon Gold Rush to their current work in Afghanistan.
Among the regimentally significant items on display is a scarf which is an exact replica of one hand knit by Queen Victoria during the
Second Boer War(one of 8 that she made). The original scarf presented to Private Richard Thompson of The RCR is on display in the Canadian War Museum. Four such scarves were presented to soldiers of the British Army, and four to soldiers of colonial forces ( Canada, Australia, New Zealandand South Africa).
Other items of interest are a wooden cross from Flanders Fields, a recreation of a
World War Itrench and a street scene from the Italian Campaign. Outside the museum is a display of artillery and military vehicles, including a Universal Carrier, a 25 pounderand a Lynx reconnaissance vehicle.
One of the early highlights of the museum's collection was the
Victoria Crossof Milton Fowler Greggwhich was donated in 1979, but was stolen the following year and never recovered. It is believed that this will eventually be recovered as it is currently on an Interpol watch list for stolen items and cannot legally be sold.
The museum also holds the
medals of General Charles Foulkes, the man who, along with General Johannes Blaskowitz, signed the German capitulation agreement at the Hotel de Wereldin Wageningen( Netherlands) on May 6, 1945, effectively ending World War IIin Europe.
In 2007, The RCR Museum launched a [http://thercr.ca/campaign/capital_campaign.htm Capital Campaign] with the objective of raising $2.3 Million (Cdn) to expand the museum and upgrade infrastructure facilities installed in the 1983 reconstruction. The Honorary Chairman of the Capital Campaign is veteran Canadian actor
Gordon Pinsentwho served in The Royal Canadian Regiment for four years in the early 1950s.
The Capital Campaign received its first major government donation on
12 May 2007when Member of Provincial Parliament(MPP) Deb Matthews, on behalf of the province of Ontario, presented a [http://thercr.ca/gallery/capital_campaign_12may2007.htm cheque for $240,000 (Cdn)] .
21 February 2008, the City of London, Ontarioconfirmed in their annual budget a contribution of $200,000 to The RCR Museum Capital Campaign.
* [http://thercr.ca/index.htm The Royal Canadian Regiment]
* [http://thercr.ca/thercrmuseum/thercrmuseum.htm The RCR Museum]
* [http://thercr.ca/campaign/capital_campaign.htm The RCR Museum Capital Campaign]
* [http://thercr.ca/honours_awards/queens_scarf.htm The Queen's Scarf at the Regimental Website of The RCR]
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