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  Remembering the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Apr 11, 2012 15:30 ET

Several members of the DRPS were in France April 9th with hundreds of local school children for the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

It was on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, that the four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting side-by-side for the first time, captured Vimy Ridge. By the fourth day, April 12, Canadians controlled the entire ridge. The victory at Vimy was not without a price. There were more than 10,600 casualties. Of those, approximately 3,600 gave their lives.

Several DRPS officers, off-duty and on their own time, are at the memorial service to pay their respects.

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Vimy Ridge at sunset (JPG file, 17.8K bytes)
Vimy Ridge (JPG file, 19.6K bytes)
Det. Nobbs, Cst. Fleming and S/Sgt. Moloney at Vimy Ridge (JPG file, 395.2K bytes)