Fonds 15.86 - Peter Maurice (Frenchy) Blanchet

Photographs Scrapbook Personal Records Star Magazine Newspaper Clippings Frenchy Blanchet

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Peter Maurice (Frenchy) Blanchet

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CA HM 15.86

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  • 1939 - 1995 (Creation)
    Creator
    Blanchet, Peter Maurice (Frenchy)

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8 cms of Textual Records and 20 photographs

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(1943 - 1975)

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Col Blanchet (Frenchy) graduated from the Royal Military College , Kingston Ont., 1929, and in 1931 , joined the 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars as a commissioned officer serving through to the conclusion of World War 2. Wartime duty consisted of the post of Adjutant , and as commander of "A" Squadron for the combat phase, during which he earned the awe and admiration of his men. Subsequently , he was elected President of the regimental association , and later appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment.

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Mike Blanchet

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Fond Consists of maps, newspaper clippings and Memorabilia from attendance of a Ceremony at Coriano Ridge Cemetery April 1975. Also included are photographs from Frenchy's time in the Second World War and a Remembrance Ceremony in Italy, personal documents, and a 1941 Star Magazine

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  • English

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Box - 42
Box 41A

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Col Blanchet (Frenchy) graduated from Royal Military College , Kingston Ont., 1929, and in 1931 , joined the 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars as a commissioned officer serving through to the conclusion of World War 2. Wartime duty consisted of the post of Adjutant , and as commander of "A" Squadron for the combat phase, during which he earned the awe and admiration of his men. Subsequently , he was elected President of the regimental association , and later appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment.

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