Many were sent on courses, especially MT
and, in addition, unit classes were organized for
recruits, NCOs and officers.
Gun sheds had by now become available and intensive training in laying and fire
discipline was started.
Late in February a considerable portion of the Regiment took part
in a camp mounted March Past at OTTAWA.
Slight confusion resulted when F Echelon met A Echelon going the opposite
direction at the saluting base.
With the coming of spring, the ranges became usable and field training was
The first shoot was carried out amid an imposing array of safety precautions.
Great progress was made in reducing the camp stocks of 18-pdr shrapnel and 4.5 howitzer
Numerous demonstration shoots and deployments were carried out,
particularly one for the Canadian
Press Association and one for the Senior Officers Course from KINGSTON.
The 17th became known as the
“Demonstration Regiment” and it was a standing joke that the Regiment was going to
HOLLYWOOD to make a picture.