Fonds - Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association (Nanaimo) fonds

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Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association (Nanaimo) fonds

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  • 1946-1947 (Creation)
    Pacific Coast Militia Rangers (Nanaimo) Association

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29 leaves

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The Nanaimo company of the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association was part of a larger provincial association that was founded in 1942. Volunteer Rangers guided regular troops on mountain patrols, participated in search and rescue operations, watched for incendiary bomb carrying balloons and practiced commando tactics in preparation for anticipated attacks on the province. Captain Charlie Stronach, and later, Arthur Leighton, headed the Nanaimo company with Frank Hanna, Max Blunt, O.D. Roberts, Vic Fawcett, Joe Thompson, Alf Bailey, Tommy Michael, Cliff Cussworth and Ray Hambly serving as officers. The Rangers were disbanded in 1945.

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Fonds consists of membership applications from twenty-seven local men to the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association. Application forms include the applicant's full name and address and country of origin, weapons owned by applicants and a signed oath of allegiance.

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-225

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