Many and great were the stories that were passed around but most of the men were far more
interested in lying down and going to sleep.
The Medical Officer, Capt D.F. Marcelus was kept pretty busy in the morning
there being 20 wounded in the regiment with numerous prisoners
The total casualties suffered by the Regiment were 3 killed and 20 wounded,
3 guns knocked out by machine gun fire, 7 vehicles, 3 trailers and 1 motorcycle
set on fire and burnt out.
The unit's claims of casualties inflicted on the enemy, which can never be
verified in total, although they include only those which were actually seen,
include 31 killed, 9 wounded and 127 prisoners.
The Regiment had really done itself proud and the mention of any outstanding
deed must be conditioned by the fact that they
were numerous and many passed unnoticed in the dark and confusion
of the battle.
At the time of the writing of this history three awards have been notified.
Lt. A.M. Ross's citation for the MC read
night of 16/17 April 1945, F Troop of the 17 Canadian Field Regiment
Royal Canadian Artillery was deployed three hundred yards NORTH
of the village of OTTERLOO, a junction of five main highways two to the NORTH,
one to the WEST, one to the SOUTH and one to the EAST.