Fonds 09.07.00 - Camp Sussex

Orders Maps Correspondence Training Black Watch Militia Personnel DVD's Camp Sussex
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Camp Sussex

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  • Source of title proper: Museum Created

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CA HM 09.07.00

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  • 1880-1978 (Creation)
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    Camp Sussex

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1 cm photocopied photographs; 5.5 cm folder of papers: training documents, orders; 6 maps; 1 cm of letters

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(1880-1978)

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Between 1868 to 1876, John Saunders trained his men at his home in Fox Hill. Camps were held there every other year. In 1881 stables were build on the grounds which were to become Camp Sussex. In 1883 the officers built a home. It was called the Cavalry Club House and became the first officer?s mess. In 1893 the Federal government purchased the grounds outright and created a permanent military camp. In that year there was a large camp held with both the Infantry and Cavalry participating.In 1936 they became a motorized cavalry unit. In 1937 a mechanized cavalry unit and in 1938 they became a divisional cavalry unit. In 1940 they switched to motorcycles and became the 4th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment. In Janualry of that year they were given the order to mobilize and 415 men trained in Sussex that year. In March 1941, they became the 5th Armoured Regiment and were sent to Camp Borden, in Ontario to train. Later they went to Debert, Nova Scotia and then went overseas in November 1941. In 1946 the Regiment came home. The train arrived in Sussex on January 27, 1946. The 8th Hussars were back at summer camp that August for the first time since 1940. During the 1950?s training became more concentrated. Twice a year the Regiment conducted concentrated courses to top off their local training. These courses included skills in trades such as driving and maintenance, wireless and gunnery. In the late 1950?s changes were made. The Regiment was moved to CFB Gagetown and Camp Sussex as such was no more. There are still some Militia and Cadets here.

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Fonds consists of Photocopies: of photocopied photos of Officers, Personnel and Squadrons, Training in and around Camp Sussex Photos: 5.5 cm of original photos taken at Camp Sussex Some of these photos are labeled with names and dates. 9 sleeves of photographs taken at Camp Sussex 1940-1941. Orders: 5 cm total. 2 cm in first folder of Regimental Orders 1940-1941.. Second folder has 3 cm of files - 5 mm of Standing Orders from 1927-1935; 1 cm of Regimental Orders 1927-1935 and 1952; 10 pages Orders and Instructions for Officers 1929-1934; 3 pages Interm Orders October 6, 1929; and 2 pages Movement Orders October 6, 1929 Maps: 6 photocopies (11 x 17) Aerial Maps of Camp Sussex plus 3 original maps . First- Manoevre Map dated 1929 and there are two Vicinity of Sussex maps dated 1905. Correspondence: 1 cm of letters written at Camp Sussex by various authors 1929, 1933-1936, 1939-1940. Also includes a 2 page Syllabus of Training June 27-July 4, 1933; 1 page Small Arms Training Return 1934; 1 page Armourers Report for 1932, 1 page for 1934 and 1 page for 1935; 4 pages Annual Regimental Meeting June 1930; 4 pages Annual Regimental Meeting June 1933. Militia: 1 handwritten copy of training program for 8th Hussars. 1 copy of notes made for Camp Summer 1939. 1 page Annual Drills Pay List for June 25, 1940 and 1 page for July 16, 1940.Training:2 cm. 1 page Policy of Training

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