Book Signing Event

Book Signing Event

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Rocky Mountain Rangers Museum


Armstrong Author Len Gamble

The First World War’s 172nd Battalion Rocky Mountain Rangers (1916-1919)

Book Signing

Dates: Friday, June 17, 2022

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Time: 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Place: Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Gallery

3415 Pleasant Valley Road, Armstrong

Book Price: $20.00


The 172nd Battalion (Bn.) of the Rocky Mountain Rangers was composed of volunteers, mainly drawn from the Okanagan-Mainline area. Their hope was that they would fight as what would much later be termed a “Band of Brothers”. Instead, the Bn. was dissolved when it reached England and the men were used as reinforcements. Well over 600 (more than a third of the total complement) were posted to four front-line battalions. More than fifty made their contribution in the forestry corps, while others served with the machine gun brigade, railway troops, pioneer battalions, and service corps or staff appointments.

The book tells their story, all-in-all, a microcosm of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.