Ontario Regiment Reunion (Image 1 of 4)
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- Ruddy, Marjorie Georgina, 1908-1980, Photographer
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- 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.
- 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.
- Envelope: Ont Regimental Reunion (4) / Nov. 6/48
- Date of Original
- November 6, 1948
- Date Of Event
- November 6, 1948
Width: 8 cm
Height: 10.5 cm
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Image Width: 8cm
Image Height: 10.5cm
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Latitude: 43.456388 Longitude: -79.713888
- 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
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.