By David F. Rooney
Revelstoke’s Rocky Mountain Ranger cadets received a real thrill of the military kind on Tuesday when soldiers from the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery detachment that had been posted in Rogers Pass this past winter brought their big gun, a 105 mm howitzer, to the Big Eddy on Tuesday.
“This was a real surprise,” Capt. Miken Rienks said as she and her young cadets watched the regular army soldiers discuss their gleaming green artillery piece.
As a general rule you don’t see artillery in town but you might not have guessed that judging by the serious looks on the cadets faces. They looked as though it was old hat.
“The C3 105 mm howitzer is used for reserve and regular training,” Sgt. Corey Rein told the cadets who gathered at the old Big Eddy School to see the weapon.
Here are some photos of the cadets and the howitzer: