Series 15.88.02 - Correspondence

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Correspondence

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CA HM 15.88-15.88.02

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  • 1950 - 2012 (Creation)
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    Leroux, Donald

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12 cm of Textual Records

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(1950 - 2012)

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Don joined the forces in 1950 taking his basic training course in St Jerome Quebec. Later his group joined the French company in Valcartier and was going to Germany with the Les Fusilliers Mont Royal of the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion. Don spent 2 years in Hanover . In 1954 Service in Korea with the 3rd Bn Cdn Guards. During 1955-56 he spent time in Petawawa as at the Instructor Guard Depot and then back to Valcartier. 1958-59 he was with the 8th Canadian Hussars at Valcartier and then on to Germany until 1962. At this time he was heavily involved with training the tug of war team . 2 Troop also won a Tank Firing Competition. Back to Canada and Cap Borden until 1966 he was an Gunnery Instructor then Back to Petawawa until 1969. From 1969 until 1971 back to Valcartier where he was promoted to 12 RBC as WO. In 1971 went to senior NCO school in Victoria BC and until 1980 Officers school in Chiliwack BC and posted to 12 RBC with only 4 Months left until retirement .

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Donald Leroux
Warrant Officer Leroux DLP, 30 Years, Service
Don joined the forces in 1950 taking his basic training course in St Jerome Quebec. Later his group joined the French company in Valcartier and was going to Germany with the Les Fusilliers Mont Royal of the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion. Don spent 2 years in Hanover . In 1954 Service in Korea with the 3rd Bn Cdn Guards. During 1955-56 he spent time in Petawawa as at the Instructor Guard Depot and then back to Valcartier. 1958-59 he was with the 8th Canadian Hussars at Valcartier and then on to Germany until 1962. At this time he was heavily involved with training the tug of war team . 2 Troop also won a Tank Firing Competition. Back to Canada and Cap Borden until 1966 he was an Gunnery Instructor then Back to Petawawa until 1969. From 1969 until 1971 back to Valcartier where he was promoted to 12 RBC as WO. In 1971 went to senior NCO school in Victoria BC and until 1980 Officers school in Chiliwack BC and posted to 12 RBC with only 4 Months left until retirement

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Series consists of 12 Folders all identical of records from Don titled "Life in the Army : Souvenirs , Canada, Germany, England, Meaford, Valcartier, Gagetown, Petawawa , Victoria, Chilliwack, tug of war, softball, Hockey , Regimental and City Parades.
For years Leroux tried to get the Tug of War Team into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame with out Success . All his correspondence is included.

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Box - 42

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