RCAC Regimental Museum’s Tank Roll Past Day

Traveled to Oshawa in order to take in the RCAC Regimental Museum’ Tank Roll Past Day, where they show off their working tanks, armoured vehicles and other military gear. The following is a selection from the many pics I took while there.

First though, a cool movie shot by one of my WoT clan-mates (EndersTank) of the actual Roll Past:

Okay, here are my pics:

Apparently, this Stuart is the Museum’s earliest working tank. Found somewhere in South America this tank was restored in the U.K., and then bought by the RCAC.

Stuart Tank

Stuart Tank

Apparently it took them a while to get used to how this peppy little tank would drive, and they ended up doing the equivalent of tank “wheelies” in it at first until they got the hang of it.

Stuart front with Chaffee in Background

Stuart front with Chaffee in Background

The name “Leo” is apparently from one of the regiment’s former commanders.

Stuart with Chaffee in Background

Stuart with Chaffee in Background

Chaffee #1

Chaffee #1

Chaffee #2

Chaffee #2

Chaffee Detail

Chaffee Detail

Not sure what the following vehicle is:

Armoured Car with Flag

Armoured Car with Flag

Armoured Car with Flag Side View

Armoured Car with Flag Side View

Again, not sure what the following Armoured Command and Control Armoured Vehicle is:

Command and Control Armoured Vehicle Underway

Command and Control Armoured Vehicle Underway

Ferret Armoured Car

Ferret Armoured Car

They did up one of their five Shermans in the manner of the tank from the upcoming movie “Fury“.

Sherman ''Fury'' #2

Sherman ”Fury” #1

Sherman ''Fury'' #2

Sherman ”Fury” #2

Sherman ''Fury'' #3

Sherman ”Fury” #3

Sherman ''Fury'' in Sunlight

Sherman ”Fury” in Sunlight

Sherman ''Fury'' Side View #2

Sherman ”Fury” Side View #2

Sherman ''Fury'' Side View

Sherman ”Fury” Side View

Sherman ''Fury'' Underway

Sherman ”Fury” Underway

Sherman ''Fury'' Turning

Sherman ”Fury” Turning

Muddy Sherman Tracks

Muddy Sherman Tracks

Their second running Sherman, named “Bart”:

Second Sherman ''Bart'' Underway

Second Sherman ”Bart” Underway

Second Sherman ''Bart'' Turning

Second Sherman ”Bart” Turning

Third Parked Sherman

Third Parked Sherman

A third Sherman was parked in the middle of the regimental field:

Fourth Parked Sherman

Fourth Parked Sherman

A fourth Sherman was parked by one of their hangers:

Third Parked Sherman - Front

Third Parked Sherman – Front

Then there was a final, fifth Sherman being cannibalized for parts:

Parts Sherman

Parts Sherman

Apparently this Polish-made Soviet T-54 is a very recent acquisition, less than 3-weeks as part of the Museum’s collection:

Soviet T-54 Front/Side View

Soviet T-54 Front/Side View

Soviet T-54 Detail

Soviet T-54 Detail

About to Refill the Soviet T-54

About to Refill the Soviet T-54

Starting Up the Soviet T-54

Starting Up the Soviet T-54

T-54 Turning in a Cloud of its Own Exhaust Smoke

T-54 Turning in a Cloud of its Own Exhaust Smoke

T-54 Underway

T-54 Underway

T-54 Underway #2

T-54 Underway #2

T-54 Churning Up the Mud

T-54 Churning Up the Mud

The RCAC also has a couple of Sheridans, one of which is in working order and took part in the Roll Out:

Working Sheridan

Working Sheridan

M5511 Sheridan

M5511 Sheridan

Sheridan Underway

Sheridan Underway

Sheridan Underway Detail

Sheridan Underway Detail

Sheridan Framing Back of Sherman

Sheridan Framing Back of Sherman

Again, not sure what the following is:

Open Troop Carrier

Open Troop Carrier

White UN Troop Carrier

White UN Troop Carrier

White UN Troop Carrier Underway

White UN Troop Carrier Underway

White UN Troop Carrier Turning

White UN Troop Carrier Turning

Interior of UN/White Troop Carrier

Interior of UN/White Troop Carrier

Starting Up the Armoured Car

Starting Up the Armoured Car

They also had a number of vehicles either parked or on static display:

Centurion Mk 5 Battle Tank Undergoing Restoration

Centurion Mk 5 Battle Tank Undergoing Restoration

Grizzly Armoured Vehicle Underway

Grizzly Armoured Vehicle Underway

Grizzly Armoured Vehicle

Grizzly Armoured Vehicle

M60A3 Undergoing Restoration

M60A3 Undergoing Restoration

Ford Type 11 Cab Truck Detail

Ford Type 11 Cab Truck Detail

If I got this one right, this was a ceremonial Jeep used back in 1984 to ferry Queen Elizabeth II around to inspect the troops.

M38A1CDN3 Jeep

M38A1CDN3 Jeep

Not sure what this one is either:

Second Troop Carrier

Second Troop Carrier

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier with Plow

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier with Plow

M901 M220 TOW

M901 M220 TOW

Parked Lynx

Parked Lynx

Grizzly Detail

Grizzly Detail

Universal Carrier

Universal Carrier

Unnamed Artillery Piece

Unnamed Artillery Piece

Wheeled Armoured Vehicle in Garage

Wheeled Armoured Vehicle in Garage

At the end of the show they put some of the older vehicles back in the garage:

Parking the Chaffee

Parking the Chaffee

Parking the Stuart in the Garage

Parking the Stuart in the Garage

The following are all regimental badges I shot while there for future reference. Since I like designing icons for World of Tanks clans, I figure these may may for a good reference:

Regimental Patch: UN

Regimental Patch: UN

Regimental Patch #1

Regimental Patch #1

Regimental Patch #2

Regimental Patch #2

Regimental Patch #3

Regimental Patch #3

Regimental Patch #4

Regimental Patch #4

Regimental Patch #5

Regimental Patch #5

The following was on the door of an old Jeep-like truck out in the back, either a future restoration project or like the “Parts” Sherman it was beside, used for spares.

Arctic Test

Arctic Test

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Fan Expo 2014

Doctor Evil and Wonder Woman

Doctor Evil and Wonder Woman

Malificent

Malificent

Mighty Morphing Power Guys (or Something)

Mighty Morphing Power Guys (or Something)

Stargate SG-1 Couple

Stargate SG-1 Couple

Annie with Tea-serving Dalek

Annie with Tea-serving Dalek

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Warrior’s Day Parade 2014

78th Regiment Flagman

78th Regiment Flagman

Warrior's Day Parade - WWI Mounted Re-enactors

Warrior’s Day Parade – WWI Mounted Re-enactors

Warrior's Day Parade - WWI Infantry Re-enactors

Warrior’s Day Parade – WWI Infantry Re-enactors

Warrior's Day Parade - WWI Honour Guard by Flags

Warrior’s Day Parade – WWI Honour Guard by Flags

Warrior's Day Parade - WWI Re-enactor with Carrier Pigeons

Warrior’s Day Parade – WWI Re-enactor with Carrier Pigeons

Waving WWII Veteran

Waving WWII Veteran

Waves and Smiles from Inside a WWI Truck

Waves and Smiles from Inside a WWI Truck

Warrior's Day Council Members

Warrior’s Day Council Members

Veterans in an MG

Veterans in an MG

Toronto Signals Corp Trumpeters

Toronto Signals Corp Trumpeters

Toronto Police Pipe Band Sgt Major

Toronto Police Pipe Band Sgt Major

Toronto Police Horse Mounted Officer

Toronto Police Horse Mounted Officer

Thumb's-up from Govenor General's Widow

Thumb’s-up from Govenor General’s Widow

Three Recent Veterans

Three Recent Veterans

South Korean Veterans

South Korean Veterans

Royal Canadian Navy Man with Ceremonial Sword

Royal Canadian Navy Man with Ceremonial Sword

R.O.C. Veterans

R.O.C. Veterans

Queen's Rangers Sgt Major and Bagpiper

Queen’s Rangers Sgt Major and Bagpiper

Placard-carrying Veteran

Placard-carrying Veteran

Parade Announcer and Saluting Kid

Parade Announcer and Saluting Kid

Marching Tuba Player

Marching Tuba Player

Major Roy Eddy Taking a Picture

Major Roy Eddy Taking a Picture

Lots of Flags

Lots of Flags

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Initial Band (Played National Anthem)

Initial Band (Played National Anthem)

Horse Guard

Horse Guard

Green Beret Veterans

Green Beret Veterans

Ghanaian UN Veterans

Ghanaian UN Veterans

Firefighter Veterans (Bill Stanfield)

Firefighter Veterans (Bill Stanfield)

Female Veteran on Scooter

Female Veteran on Scooter

EMS Sgt Major

EMS Sgt Major

Doug Phillip

Doug Phillip

Canadian Parachute Regiment Veterans

Canadian Parachute Regiment Veterans

Canadian Armour Veteran in a Heavy Chevy

Canadian Armour Veteran in a Heavy Chevy

Big Military Truck

Big Military Truck

Elderly Bagpiper

Elderly Bagpiper

American Vietnam Veterans

American Vietnam Veterans

American Legion Veterans

American Legion Veterans

413 Wing Bagpipers

413 Wing Bagpipers

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Cat in a Box

Our kitten, Pixel, in a box. ’cause the Internet needs more cat pictures. ;-)

Pixel in a Small Styrofoam Box

Pixel in a Small Styrofoam Box

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Sunrise at Point au Baril

Sunrise at Point au Baril, Overlooking Oberlin Bay

Sunrise at Point au Baril, Overlooking Oberlin Bay

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Pixel the Kitten

Here is Pixel in the middle of giving herself a bath while laying on Erika’s lap:

Pixel on Erika's Lap

Pixel on Erika’s Lap

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Singing Robin

As usual there’s the “branch in front of the bird” problem, but it’s not so bad in this case:

Singing Robin

Singing Robin

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Banded Dragonfly on Leaf Tip

Banded dragonfly on Leaf Tip

Banded dragonfly on Leaf Tip

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Dinosaur at Chicago O’Hare Airport

Dino at Chicago O'Hare

Dino at Chicago O’Hare

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Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle

A couple of pics taken while waiting for my flight home at Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle.

Southwest Tails on Tarmac

Southwest Tails on Tarmac

Alexander Eaglerock Combo-wing at Seattle Airport

Alexander Eaglerock Combo-wing at Seattle Airport

And one while on-the-wing, flying over the Rockies:

Flying Over the Rockies

Flying Over the Rockies

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