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The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum, Oshawa Ontario

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The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum maintains Canada's largest collection of operational military vehicles. Our popular 'Tank Saturdays' are an experience for the senses and visitors of all ages. Join us throughout Spring/Summer 2016 to see Canadian, Commonwealth and Allied Forces' military vehicles up close and in action!

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Sesquicentennial 2016






Author: Sergeant (retired) Rod Henderson

Release date: 30 April 2016

Publisher: Robin Brass Studios

Format: Fully-illustrated hardcover

Cost: $45



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Dust jacket and cover artwork for our Regiment's  publication, Fidelis et Paratus: The History of the Ontario Regiment, 1866-2016. (Illustration courtesy Robin Brass Studios and based on the Sesquicentennial montage created by renowned Canadian artist Katherine Taylor.



Fidelis et Paratus: A History of the Ontario Regiment, 1866-2016


This outstanding Regimental history will be printed to coincide with our Regiment’s 150th birthday celebration, ongoing throughout 2016.


It is a finely-illustrated first-rate hardcover book which details the Regiment's earliest history from the formation of volunteer Militia rifle and infantry companies in Ontario County (now Durham Region), to the formal establishment of the 34th "Ontario Battalion of Infantry" in 1866, the 116th and 182nd (Ontario County) Overseas Battalions during World War I, the Ontario Regiment Tanks in World War II, and the modern-day Regiment's role during the Cold War era and numerous international United Nations and NATO missions including Canada's War in Afghanistan.


Written and edited by Sgt (ret'd) Rod Henderson and a supporting editorial team including former Ontarios, friends of the Regiment and our senior ret'd member, Major General Nick Hall, this is a limited edition book that every serving or ret'd Black Cat -- or friends of the Regiment -- will value.


Please order your copy today. Cost: $45/copy. Shipping & handling $14.95. Further details are available by sending a note to



Sergeant (ret'd) Rod Henderson




Author Rod Henderson in front of "Conqueror" at the Colonel RS McLaughlin Armoury on 2 May 2012, on the occasion of the building's 100th Anniversary.


Photo: Sabrina Byrnes, Oshawa This Week/Metroland Durham Media Group

A former Ontarios Sergeant in the during the late Cold War period, Rod is a military history devotee, amateur photographer and author of the well-regarded The Postwar Sherman in Canadian Service, in the Canada's Weapons of War Series (Service Publications WOW036 ISBN: 978-1-894581-76-9), reviewed here.


Rod has been working very hard on this book for several years. A first-rate researcher, he has spent countless days at Library and Archives Canada as well as local and military archives uncovering several new and never-before known details about the Regiment, its exploits during war and peace -- and many of our key personalities over the Ontarios' 150 year history in Oshawa, Whitby, the former Ontario County -- and around the world.


Rod and his team have produced a tale that no serving or retired Black Cat, including members of our four Cadet Corps and Regimental Family will want to miss!





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1000 Stevenson Rd N , Oshawa, ON  Canada  L1J 5P5  


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We are a volunteer-operated accredited Canadian Armed Forces Museum. We are funded by the generosity of our visitors, patrons, the serving and retired members of the Regimental Family and our local community.


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Driving directions: From Hwy 401 (Exit 415) at Stevenson Rd, drive north approx 4.5km (8min) to the Oshawa Municipal Airport.


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Last updated: 24-Aug-2017