Friday, 25 October 2013

Canada and the First World War program change

A change in program. The Ryan Taylor Memorial lecture on Saturday, 26 October, 1:30 pm, at Nepean Centrepointe is now being presented by Robbie Robertson. The new title is "Canada's Army in the First World War".

Major Robertson enlisted in the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada) in 1953. Postings took him to Germany, Cyprus, Syria and Jamaica as well as locations across Canada. Since retiring he has become a volunteer guide and lecturer at the Canadian War Museum and a tour guide on many Canadian military history tours of battlefields in Europe. He is an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

In 2000 he was awarded the War Museum’s “Guide of the Year” prize and in 2002 was presented the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his services to Canada. In September 2012 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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