Fonds Fonds 37 - 6th Field Engineer Squadron fonds

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6th Field Engineer Squadron fonds

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CA NVAN Fonds 37

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  • 1914-1995, predominant 1940-1977, 1989-1995 (Creation)
    Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Engineers. Field Engineer Squadron, 6th

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42 cm of textual records

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The 6th Field Engineer Squadron, Canadian Engineers, then known as the 6th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, was formed on February 1st, 1911. Based in North Vancouver, the first enrollment was in 1912. In 1947, the unit was renamed the 6th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers. Between 1955 and 1975, the Squadron was part of the militia. Since 1975, the unit has been known as the 6th Field Engineer Squadron. As the 6th Field Company, the unit served in Europe during both World Wars. In peace time, the unit maintained a state of readiness to assist civilian authorities, usually during floods and other natural disasters.

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The fonds consists of copies of original records created or received by the 6th Field Engineer Squadron. Materials have been donated by Major Vince Laroque. Originals are held by the National Archives of Canada, the Department of National Defence, or the Squadron. Includes additional donation by Barbara Selby. Fonds consists of copies of war diaries, annual historical reports, printed histories, correspondence, poems, draft lists, official specifications, and sketches.

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BCAUL control number: NVAN-24

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