Swift and Strong

BCR Book“Swift & Strong A Pictorial History of The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own)” is only the second history written to cover the Regiment’s entire history and it represents the first occasion for the photographs from the Regiment’s archives to be publicly presented. The publisher of the book is The British Columbia Regiment (DCO) Museum Society.

“Swift & Strong” can be ordered through the British Columbia Regiment (DCO) Museum Society (email Mr. Bob Hall lesrobhall@shaw.ca) or the Regimental Orderly Room at 604-666-4368 at a price of $50 includes taxes. Arrangements can be made for shipping or local pick up at the Drill Hall.

Award-winning book documents B.C. Regiment – article in the Coast Reporter



“I was privileged to be gifted the Pictorial History by Bruce Kadonoff [the British Columbia Regiment Commanding Officer] and RSM Arden at a recent BC Dragoons event that we were mutually attending. After three days of looking at it I can confidently state it is – by far – the best Regimental Pictorial History I have ever seen. Well done to all.”
Lieutenant-General (Retired) Jack Dangerfield, CMM, MSC, CD
Note – General Dangerfield was the most senior Canadian soldier ever assigned to NATO

“We’re using this book as an example for our company of how to do a book; we’re proud of this project.” 
Steve Tindell, Glenmore Printing

Amazing!! I’ve not seen any other Regimental History as nice as this.” 
Sergeant (retired) Zoltan Szilvassy, CD

“I have now had a chance to have a proper look at the book and I am very impressed by it. It tells some wonderful stories of the British Columbia Regiment, of individual soldiers, and of events relating to Vancouver and British Columbia in general.  It will be a very welcome addition to our collection of British Columbia History materials and I am sure that it will be of great value to those who use our collection”.
Kate Russell, Assistant Manager, Special Collections, Vancouver Public Library

“I am really impressed with the final result. this is the way a Regimental history book should be made – a mixture of text, great action pictures and artifact photographs. This is the way to promote your Regiment to the general public and to create an esprit de corps among the new members of the Regiment. Kudos!” 
Maj Michel Litalien, CD, Directorate of History and Heritage, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa