I was very interested to be contacted by lawyer Dallas Ewen of Winnipeg last spring. Dallas is keen on modelling soldiers, and in particular had in mind a display to show the Battle of Moreuil Wood. He had come across my blog, and wondered if I could direct him to the location of the battlefield. Dallas was in France at the time. Not only could I direct him to the site, but I was able to give him contact information for M. Jean-Paul Brunel, unofficial representative of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade in Moreuil.
My wife and I had been entertained royally by J-P in 2008, when we visited Moreuil on March 30th for the 90th anniversary of the Battle. Here are a couple of photos taken in 2008 that show Jean-Paul at the time.
Dallas Ewen was able to get in touch with Jean-Paul; here is one of his photos, taken in 2012.
I was very happy to hear that J-P was as enthusiastic about the Canadian Cavalry Brigade as ever. The background scenery may have changed somewhat, but from what Dallas tells me, Jean-Paul is as full of energy as we found him in 2008.
If you click here you will see one of a series of articles I wrote about Jean-Paul Brunel.