For the first time ever during a parade at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield, British soldiers were wearing authentic First World War uniforms and carrying period-correct rifles.

As part of #Vimy100, members of 105 Logistic Support Squadron RLC (including Temp Staff personnel from 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps and 10 The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment) marched in commemoration of The Battle Of Vimy Ridge, 100 years ago.

It was a bitterly cold morning led by Commander British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) Colonel Marcus Evans.

3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed between 9th and 12th April, 1917 during The Battle Of Vimy Ridge, with another 10,000 wounded.

Four Victoria Crosses were awarded for bravery and it is seen as Canada's most notable military victory and a symbol of the birth of the country's national pride.

Pictures: BFBS Canada / Frank McCarthy

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