Volume 46 – #15

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Volume 46#15

November 9 – November 22, 2021

Canada Post has marked the 150th anniversary of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Batteries of the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, on a commemorative envelope. Formed in 1871, the batteries served as the first full-time or regular elements of Canada’s post-Confederation army.

Latest commemorative envelope marks ‘1 RCHA’ sesquicentennial

Canada Post has honoured another regimental anniversary on its third and final commemorative envelope of the year. The Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA) marks its sesquicentennial this year, and that milestone is mirrored on the envelope issued on Oct. 20. With the 1871 establishment of the “A” and “B” Batteries, Canada saw the first full-time or regular elements of its post-Confederation army. It came after British and U.S. officials signed the Treaty of Washington, a general agreement settling various disputes, on May 8, 1871, and most British troops in Canada were withdrawn. Continue reading →

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