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Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) fonds
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Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC021
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 1991

The fonds consists of records of the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's). Primarily, the fonds contains the official war diaries kept by the regiment during World War Two. The diaries contain the daily logs, intelligence reports, orders, and newsletters, as well as records of individual experiences, of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Battalions. A collection of maps and aerial photographs accompany these war diaries. The fonds also contains regimental records on training, dress regulations, personnel, the Bay Street Armoury, finances, and regimental correspondence. Additionally, the fonds includes the original manuscript and correspondence pertaining to historian Dr. Reginald Roy's book, "Ready for the Fray (Deas Gu Cath): the History of the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) 1920-1955". Also included are the regimental publications, The Brazier, The Courtenay Camp Chronicle, and The Maple Leaf. The fonds is arranged into 22 alphabetically organized series consisting of records generated and utilized by the Canadian Scottish Regiment from its creation in 1920 to the present.

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)

1st Battalion: Vol. 62. Appendix. -- 1 - 31 October 1944

The file consists of reports on "Charlie Coy's Activities" from 6 to 13 October by Lt. R. S. Marshall, P. C., "WASPS" flame throwing carriers by Capt. E. M. Fraser, the "C" Coy attack on the bridge across the Leopold Canal on 12 October by Lt. J. L. Gallagher, "The Signal Platoon," "C" Coy activities on 27 October, "An attack on a fortified position near Breskens" by Capt. J. L. Gallagher, notes on crossing Leopold Canal on 6 October, a letter to Col. H.M. Urquhart from Lt. Col. D. G. Grofton in Calais on 22 October, a list of casualties, "The West Wall Climber" October Edition, and "The Tommy Cooker" of 15 October.

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