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    Armed Forces Bands in Canada

    Large regimental bands first came to Canada in the late 18th century. By 1869, there were some 46 bands in the Canadian militia. The first regular armed forces bands in Canada were formed in 1899. Their main purpose has been to provide music for military or public functions. As of 2023, there were a total of 73 bands in the Canadian Armed Forces: 53 in the Army, 12 in the Air Force, and 8 in the Navy.

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    Canadian Forces Base Gagetown

    Canadian Forces Base Gagetown (or CFB Gagetown) functions primarily as the combat-training centre for the Canadian Army and comprises 111,000 hectares between Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, west of the Saint John River.

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    Edward Drebitt

    Edward Drebitt - last row, fifth from the left. Drebitt was 18 years old.

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    John McCall

    John McCall (centre) and fellow soldiers with beer and rations. Their Bren light machinegun is in the foreground.

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    Adrien Brisson

    Private Adrien Brisson pictured with a Bren Maching Gun, circa 1950-1951.

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    Adrien Brisson

    Private Brisson (right) pictured with his No. 2 colleague on the Bren Gun, Private Roger Fréchette (center) and an unidentified soldier, circa 1950-1951.

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    Lucien Dion

    Private Lucien Dion, Carrier platoon, 2nd Battalion of Le Royal 22e Régiment posing in a trench on Hill 355 in Korea, circa 1951-1952.

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    Ray Bartlett

    Group portrait of the Signal Corps, No. 18 Platoon, taken at No. 20 Canadian Army Basic Training Camp in Brantford, Ontario on January 28, 1942. Ray Bartlett is in the 2nd row, 3rd from the top.

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    Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-210156 Restrictions on use: Nil Copyright: Expired

    An unidentified Canadian soldier, who is armed with a Thompson machine gun, escorting a German prisoner who was captured during Operation Jubilee, the Dieppe raid. England, 19 August 1942.

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    Credit: Lieut. Ken Bell / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-137293 Restrictions on use: Nil Copyright: Expired

    Private H. Hackett of the 18th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC), offers a drink to Sapper K.J. Pratt. Bourgtheroulde, France, 26 August 1944.

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    André Therrien

    "Smilling at the 38th Parallel is important, even in December." Three officers of 2nd Battalion, Le Royal 22e Régiment near the Samich'on River in 1951. From left to right: Lieutenants McDuff, Therrien, and Plouffe.

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    André Therrien

    F Echelon officers of 2nd Battalion, Le Royal 22e Régiment at battalion headquarters, behind Hill 355 in Korea. Photo taken at time of Lt-Col. Jacques Dextraze's departure as battalion commander. 18 December, 1951. First row, left to right: Lt. Plouffe, Lt. Labrèche, Lt. Therrien and Capt. Bouffard. Second row, left to right: Lt. "Cinq-cennes," Capt. Larose, Lt. Kim (liaison officer, ROK Army), Lt. Archambault, Lt. Lebel, Lt. Leblanc, and Lt. Bélanger.

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    Frank Burgess

    A Canadian produced Ram tank.

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    Fred Allison

    Fred Allison on the grave of his Brother Tommy, Holden Cemetary Holland, 60th Anniversary. Tommy was a Tank Driver and dead at the end of the war.

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    Bob Worrell

    Document confirming his promotion to Corporal in the North Shore Regiment. Attached is a newspaper clipping announcing Bob Worrell is joigning the RCAF.

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