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Swift Current Museum

14th Canadian Hussars

  • SCAA-SCM-0046
  • Corporate body
  • 1940-

The Regiment was designated the 14th Canadian Hussars on August 1,1940. The regiment was mobilized on January 26, 1941 and converted to an armoured regiment with a re-designation to the 8th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Battalion (14th Canadian Hussars) in April of that year. On May 19, 1958 the regiment reverted to the 14th Canadian Hussars before being disbanded on March 1, 1965 and placed on the Supplementary Order of Battle.

16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse

  • SCAA-SCM-0002
  • Corporate body
  • 1936-1946

On 15 December 1936, the 16th Canadian Light Horse was amalgamated with The Saskatchewan Mounted Rifles and re-designated the 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse. It was re-designated 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse (Reserve) on 7 November 1940. On 1 April 1941, the regiment was converted to infantry and re-designated the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse. It was re-designated 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, The Battleford Light Infantry (16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse) on 1 May 1941; and The Battleford Light Infantry (16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse) (Reserve) on 15 September 1944. On 1 April 1946 it amalgamated with the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, The Prince Albert Volunteers and re-designated as The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers.

8th Reconnaissance Regiment

  • SCAA-SCM-0001
  • Corporate body
  • 1941-1958

Eight Recce was formed at Guillemont Barracks, near Aldershot in southern England, on March 11, 1941, by merging three existing squadrons within the division. Its first commanding officer was Lieutenant Colonel Churchill C. Mann. Mann was succeeded as commanding officer on September 26, 1941, by Lieutenant Colonel P. A. Vokes, who was in turn followed on February 18, 1944, by Lieutenant Colonel M. A. Alway. The last commanding officer was Major "Butch" J. F. Merner, appointed to replace Alway a couple of months before the end of the fighting in Europe.

8 Recce had its roots in the 14th Canadian Light Horse, a militia unit formed in 1920. One source claims the unit was the union of the 27th Light Horse and the 14th Canadian Mounted Rifles, but the official lineage shows no amalgamation in 1920, just a renaming of the 27th Light Horse. Authoritative lists of units in the Active Militia and the Canadian Expeditionary Force show no record of a "14th Canadian Mounted Rifles" – there were only 13 regiments of mounted rifles organized in the CEF. In any event, the 14th Canadian Light Horse in the 1920s was headquartered in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. It comprised 'A', 'B' and 'C' Squadrons based at Swift Current, Swift Current and Shuanavon, respectively. In 1937 the regiment was designated a mechanized unit, and in 1940 the regiment was renamed the 14th Canadian Hussars. In 1941 an Active Service regiment was mobilized, and its members joined with other reconnaissance personnel in England to form 8 Recce.

Adapted Aquatics Club

  • SCAA-SCM-0099
  • Corporate body
  • 1982-2007

The Adapted Aquatics program began when the Aquatic Centre in Swift Current, Saskatchewan opened in 1982 and ran until 2007. The program was started by Anthea Loran to help children and young adults with disabilities learn water safety, and participate in group activities.

Batco Orioles

  • SCAA-SCM-0156
  • Corporate body
  • [19--] - [20--]

Berg, Emil George

  • SCN00114
  • Person
  • 1890-1939

Emil George Berg was born September 26, 1890, in Østre Toten (East Toten), Norway. He emigrated in 1907 at age 16 and lived for a few years in the United States before moving to Alberta in 1910. In 1911, George arrived in Cabri, Saskatchewan, where he homesteaded in the Butte Valley school district. He enlisted with the 209th Battalion in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on April 12, 1916, but ultimately served with the 10th Battalion. He was wounded twice – once in Arleux, France, in April 1917, during which time he earned a medal for bravery after aiding an officer while wounded, and again at Amiens in August 1918. George returned to Norway in 1924 until 1926 but came back to Canada and married Ida Karoline Andresen on November 11, 1927, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Their son, Ingval George Berg, was born March 4, 1934. George was a director of the local Agriculture Improvement Association, a member of the Cabri Co-op Association and the United Farmers of Canada, and a staunch supporter of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation party. He was a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool delegate from 1933 until his death. He was also involved with the Cabri Brass Band. George died unexpectedly on May 14, 1939, of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 48. He was buried with full military honours in the soldiers’ plot of Hillcrest Cemetery in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Bishop, Lavinia

  • SCAA-SCM-0118
  • Person
  • [19--] - [20--]

Bishop family settled at Medicine Hat and owned a store.

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