Ontario Regiment Reunion (Image 1 of 4)
Description
Mystery Question
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Creator
Ruddy, Marjorie Georgina, 1908-1980, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A black and white photograph of unidentified members of the Ontario Regiment (RCAC) gathered for a reunion. The man sitting in a chair with long socks and his legs crossed is Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Frank ("Ted") Bastedo.
Notes
During the Second World War Lt. Col. E.F. Bastedo was a member of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons. The crest on his jacket in this photo is the crest of the Dragoons. Following the end of the Second World War E.F. Bastedo became Commanding Officer (Militia) for the Ontario Regiment from 1948-1951.

After showing this photo to Lt. Col. E.F. Bastedo on October 22, 2008, he told a story of a time when he was acting as C.O. for the Ontario Regiment that he met the C.O. for the 12th Manitoba Dragoons. The C.O. for the 12th Manitoba Dragoons was formerly from the Ontario Regiment so they switched jackets at one point and Ted was much taller than the C.O. for the 12th Manitoba Dragoons so the jacket sleeves were too short. Ted is unsure if this happened on the day this photograph was taken.

According to Canada's National Defence website, the Ontario Regiment (RCAC) is an Armoured Reconnaissance unit in the Reserve Force that has a history dating back as far as 1827. The Regiment has seen action in the Fenian Raids of 1866, The Great War, and World War II.

The Ontario Regiment is headquartered at downtown Oshawa, Ontario at the Colonel RS McLaughlin Armoury and has training and maintenance facilities at The Oshawa Municipal Airport.

This photograph was taken in the Officer's Mess.
Inscriptions
Envelope: Ont Regimental Reunion (4) / Nov. 6/48
Date of Original
November 6, 1948
Date Of Event
November 6, 1948
Dimensions
Width: 8 cm
Height: 10.5 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 8cm
Image Height: 10.5cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
ruddymg_048_001
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.456388 Longitude: -79.713888
Donor
These items were collected and assembled by Garry Barrett then sold to Gerry Hicks. The Whitby Archives (Whitby Public Library) purchased this material from Gerry Hicks in 2004.
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Whitby Public Library
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Ontario Regiment Reunion (Image 1 of 4)


A black and white photograph of unidentified members of the Ontario Regiment (RCAC) gathered for a reunion. The man sitting in a chair with long socks and his legs crossed is Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Frank ("Ted") Bastedo.