The Military Museums

Don Dalke

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
Korean War 1952-54

Don Dalke (1931 - 2015) was raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. At the age of 14 he joined the Army cadets and two years later joined the local Militia with the 20th Independent Field Battery. In 1949 Don took his commission as a survey officer with the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. When the Korean War broke out in 1950 he volunteered to go overseas. After training at Fort Lewis with the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade, his regiment left for Korea in April 1951. He served in many actions in Korea as both a Gun Position Officer and a Forward Observation Officer until May 1952.

guns in Korea

Story by Don Dalke about the 2RCHA in Korea, 2003
Courtesy of the Legion Magazine

Interview with Don Dalke

Don Dalke, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Interviewed June 2013

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