Fonds 09.05.00 - 5th Armoured Regiment

Photographs Princess Louise -horse Tanks and Armament Holland

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5th Armoured Regiment

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  • Source of title proper: Museum created

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CA HM 09.05.00

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  • 1940-1947 (Creation)
    5th Armoured Regiment

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71 cms of Textual Records ,10 Pages of textual records , 3 programs, 1 ration book,105 photographs.1 booklet, 6 newspaper articles
32 photocopied photographs, 1 letter, 2 pamphlets, 2 cards

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The Second World War was the first time the Hussars left Canadian shores as a Regiment. In July 1940, the Regiment was mobilized to form the 4th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment. In February 1941, the Canadian Army converted the Hussars to armour and became the 5th Armoured Regiment. The Regiment sailed for England at the end of August, 1941 and was stationed in England until November, 1943 when it sailed for Africa. The Regiment later sailed to Italy and landed in Naples in December. The Regiment fought through Italy, winning battle honours until February, 1944 when it sailed to France to begin the journey to the campaigns in Belgium and Holland. It was in Italy that the first Princess Louise, the original Regimental mascot

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Fonds consists of Orders from 1940-1941, Regimental Orders of 1940-1946 Mobilization and General Orders and Routine Orders for 1940-1942.
3 photocopies pages of "Canadian Army in Canada 1943." 1 handwritten page of the formation of the 8 NB Regiment. 13 photographs of Camp Utopia in 1944. Minute book for Officers Meetings at Camp Sussex. Included are original programs for Home Coming Reception 1946, 1 for Memorial Church Parade 1946 and 1 for The Army Show, date unknown and Also included 1 Gasoline Licence and Ration Coupon book.
Military and Air Force Intelligence Summary 1931-1938 and 1944.
Photograph and accompanying article of the 8th NB Hussars tanks lined up on a shoot at the Tollo crossroad, 30 + photographs of tanks. Photograph and description of a Thompson Machine Gun and a Lee-Enfield Rifle.
Newspaper clippings of Men serving from Kings County, Attestation Papers, Active Service, Canadian Travel Certificate, Paybook, Physical Standards, Personnel Lists and Record Book of Officers Service. Casualty lists/ Honour rolls of 8th NB Hussars plus all other Canadian Armoured Regiments. Photographs, obituary and various memorabilia Burton McAlary.
Regimental Orders from Camp Borden April 25-September 23, 1941. Also included is a Certificate of Discharge for Cpl. Fairweather January 1940 and photograph of Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicles School July 1938.
Princess Louise
Included are photocopied photographs and 6 actual photographs of the horse, Princess Louise in Italy and on her arrival in Canada. A booklet, "A Colt that Became a Hussar" by Douglas How and a booklet "Autobiography of Princess Louise I" by Lt. Col R S McLeod. Records also included are 6 newspapers articles.
Major Black - Signal and Wireless Training plus materials about the North African Campaign.
Training syllabus for Camp Sussex and Camp Borden, Courts Martial Training, Problem Solving and Exercises and Message and Signal Training .Also included are 22 Pamphlets.
1942: Field Craft and Battle Drill, Notes on Japanese Army
1941: Prevention of Fraud, Handbook on District Courts-Martial, Infantry Training Supplements 2 & 3. Inspection, Maintenance and Care of Army Vehicles. Military Training Pamphlets 46 & 50. Basic Training, Advanced Training and Pistol Training.
1940: Military Training No 3, 33, 34, 37 & 38. Small Arms Training
1939: Protection against Gas and Air Raids. Physical Training Tables Warden .
G117 Norvin Smith Crawford

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  • English

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Box - 6 to Box 11

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