Lt. Colonel Robert S. Chamberlain, MC, C St. J, CD - A lifetime of service with the Perth Regiment with whom he served during WW II winning the Military Cross in Italy; the Elgin Regiment as Honorary Commanding Officer for 15 years, and with the Elgin Military Museum (seen above with Lt. Col. Ed King (centre) and Lord Elgin (right) in the Museum in the early 1980s).
Despite the first major snowfall of the season, the Christmas Open House at the Elgin Military Museum was a very pleasant gathering with stalwarts braving the storm to come even from London and Port Burwell. If you stayed to the end, you will understand the Tuckered Tommy! who found his way from the 1942 Room to this spot under the Christmas Tree. It was great to catch up with everyone and see what they are up to. Kudos to HMCS Ojibwa volunteer Carl Bagshaw who is one of the coordinators of Christmas Care in St. Thomas this year.
Christmas begins at EMM with the arrival of festive flowers from Fellows Fernlea Flowers. Longtime friends of the museum, they carry on the tradition of support started by the late Regimental Sergeant Major Joe Fellows, one of the founding members of the Museum.
The Elgin Military Museum has a vast collection of letters, articles, poems and pictures of veterans and others who served their community over a period of two hundred years.. This blog is our way of sharing them with you.