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The Governor General's Horse Guards from Toronto, Canada will be to Italy on a tour from May 16 th - 26 th, 2019 to commemorate the 75 th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. The Italian Campaign was an important military effort for Canada during the Second World War. The Canadians, along with their allies from Great Britain, France and the United States, fought from the south to the north of Italy over a 20-month period, Canadians faced many difficult battles against some of the German army's best troops. Canadian casualties in the Italian Campaign totalled more than 26,000, nearly 6,000 of which were fatal.
Governor General’s Horse Guard’s Cavalry and Historical Society are pleased to announce that on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:00 am EDT (5pm Italy Time), Canadian officials, will dedicate a monument to the Governor General’s Horse Guards in theTown of Aquino, Italy. The Canadian delegation will be joined by a WW2 Veteran, (Trooper Edward Stafford), honoured guests, proud sponsors members of the Governor General’s Horse Guards and local towns people.
A second monument will be dedicated on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am EDT (11am Italy Time) at Canadian War Cemetery in Villanova, Italy. You can read more about the Governor General's Horse
Guard Memorial projects here.
Watch the Dedication Live
We are planning to stream the both dedication ceremonies. The monument dedicated in recognition to the Governor Generals Horse Guards efforts in the liberation of Italy will be unveiled on May 19 @ 5pm Italy time (11am EDT). You can watch it on YouTube, link below.
This is a tentative link for the event that will be subject to change but you can bookmark this page and on the day of the event. The official live link will be posted here as soon as possible on the day of the event.
Enjoy this link to Archive Army Reels on the Italian campaign in the meantime. https://youtu.be/J1_rnjdLNCQ
The second monument will be dedicated on May 23, 2019 @ 11AM Italy time (5 am EDT), subject to availability.