During the morning move it was particularly noticed that congestion of traffic was general. Artillery, infantry, tanks and ammunition columns, which at that time were understood to have been the case for the past two nights. Evidently enemy reconnaissance had noticed this, as during the move enemy shelling of our rear areas was very heavy. At 2.00pm August 5th, advanced parties left the Battalion to reconnoiter positions into which the Battalion would move on the night of August 5th/6th. This move being completed at 12 midnight. During the move enemy harassing fire was very heavy, resulting in the following 18 killed and 8 other ranks wounded. Casualties occurring when a shell struck a small ammunition dump on the side of the track on which Nos 1 and 2 Platoons were moving.
As The Brockville Rifles deploy on the flood relief operation, I am compelled to express how proud I am to be a Rifleman and the Commanding Officer of the unit. Our available members are supporting the hard-working efforts to save homes and critical infrastructure in Gatineau area, while assisting exhausted public services and communities as […]
The weather was still unsettled and rain fell at intervals all day. The 21st Canadian Battalion moved to St. Sailve in accordance with Operation Order 251, leaving Petit Foret at 1000 hours and arriving at destination at 1500 hours. The Battalion was billeted in a large billet in the town together with the remainder of the 4th Brigade unit. At 1900 hours a warning order was received from the 4th Brigade on the following day. Lieut-Col. H.E. Pense D.S.O.,M.C. attended a conference at Brigade Headquarters at 2200 hours when the move forward on the following day was disposed.