Halifax, April 2021

G.D. (Doug) Gallant, Lieutenant Colonel
Commanding Officer, 1st (Halifax-Dartmouth) Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Col Comdt, DArty, DDArty, DDArty Res and Serving Gunners:

I am very pleased to provide a brief sitrep on UBIQUE 150 from the Nova Scotia Gunners. Yesterday was a great launch for UBIQUE 150, the Royal Regiment and for 1st Field Regiment & 84th Indep Fd Bty. The day was comprised of a number of serials that not only celebrated our heritage but also enabled connection with our communities within the limitations imposed by our current operating environment.

1st Fd Regt / RHQ / 51 Bty
· 51 Bty conducted a Gun Salute coordinated with the Halifax Citadel’s 3rd Bde RA Noon Gun Det (though the Halifax Citadel Society supported by Parks Canada Staff) to contrast the 12 Pdr SBML with a Det from 51 Bty 1 Gun 1Rd FFE. Despite the downpour, a group photo was taken (see attached). HCol Sobey, RSM DeGruchy and I stood in review.
· Last night the Regiment paraded to conduct a Patch Parade. HCol Sobey and I supported by RSM DeGruchy presented all soldiers and officers of RHQ and 51 Bty with the UBIQUE 150 Patch. Following the parade, we enjoyed a marvelous cake prepared for us by our 2IC’s, Maj Stephen Misner, spouse. Special thanks go to Mrs. Amber Misner for enhancing our celebration.

84th Ind Fd Bty
· HLCol Irene d’Entremont joined Bty Comd Tm (Capt Peter Andrews & WO Nicholas Robicheau) as 84th Bty was welcomed by her Worship Mayor Pam Mood, Town of Yarmouth to raise the Artillery Flag at Town Hall
· 84th Bty also conducted a Patch Parade where HLCol d’Entremont presented the UBIQUE 150 Patch to our gunners in the Yarmouth Garrison. Celebration concluded with pizza and Artillery cake
· 84th Bty was set to conduct 1 Gun Salute prior to the Patch Parade at 1930 but postponed due to significantly inclement weather. Will be rescheduled at our earliest opportunity
All in all, it was a fantastic day for the Regiment. More events are planned including a proclamation in Yarmouth, potential event with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo along with the serials already captured in MEL communicated on the 5XX MEL.

Yarmouth Town Hall with Mayor Mood