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Arctic and Western Tour

Participants of the Arctic and Western Tour in May of 1960. Left to Right: Air Commodore F.S. Carpenter, Dr. D.S Rawson, Prof. J.B. Mawdsley, Prof. D.G. MacGregor, Dr. W.B. Currie, Monseigneur L.A. Vachon, Dr. W.G. Dean, Dr. Ross Flemington, Dr. F.L.M. Pattison, Prof. D.F. Putnam, Mr. K. Hooper, Dr. E.S. Goddard, Prof. L.S. Lauchland, Prof. K.J. Duncan, Dean L.P. Bonneau, Dr. T.P. Jost, Prof. C.F. Morrison, Flight Lieutenant L. Skaalen Annotation on the back reads: "Used in annual Report 1964"

Armed Forces - 21st Field Battery - Group Photo

Troops of the 21st Field Battery, Canadian Artillery, Sarcee Camp, sitting and standing in three rows with artillery cannons on either side. Wagons, tents and buildings in background.

Bio/Historical Note: In the summer of 1914, the Canadian militia leased a part of the Sarcee (now Tsuu T'ina Nation) Indian Reserve as a prospective training site for military personnel. Sarcee Camp, as the site came to be known, was the only area in Alberta set aside to train soldiers for battle during World War I. More than 45,000 men from 30 units across the province trained at the camp over the course of the war. It was one of the largest military training areas in Canada at the time. Sarcee Camp was abandoned in 1998.

Armed Forces Officers Inspect Honour Roll

Clarence A. Cook, Air Vice-Marshal, Eng '33 and Educ '34 (left), inspects the honour roll in the main lounge of the Memorial Union Building when he visited the campus in October. Standing: F/O Doug Stark, Eng '54; W/C John L. Berven, Eng '35; and W/C R.A. (Bob) Rennie, professor of psychology and commanding officer of the RCAF Reserve university Squadron.

Lt. Col. J.H. Thompson - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Lt. Col. J.H. Thompson in COTC uniform.

Bio/Historical Note: Born in Nottingham, England, Joseph H. Thompson received his early education in Saskatoon. Enlisting for service in the Great War, he joined the RAF overseas. Badly injured in a crash he lost the sight of one eye and the other was seriously impaired. He later became an accountant with his own practice in Saskatoon until 1938 when he became an accounting instructor at the university. Thompson became dean of the School of Accounting in May 1940 and also took over command of the COTC that same month. He continued as dean of the newly named College of Commerce from 1944-1951. Thompson’s command came to an end 21 March 1947 having served with the COTC since 1921 (with the exception of Active Service in Regina from 1939 to 1940). In addition to being Dean of Commerce he was chairman of the Board of Governors of Emmanuel College. He had retained his military affiliations as aide-de-camp to lieutenant governors J. M. Ulrich and William J. Patterson and was also Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the COTC. Thompson died suddenly on 9 March 1952 at 55 years of age.

Major-General William W. Foster and Major Wilf Rae

Major-General William W. Foster and Major Wilf Rae in uniforms and hats standing at ease in Rutherford Rink.

Bio/Historical Note: William Wasbrough (Billy) Foster (1875-1954) was born in Bristol, England in 1876 and immigrated to Canada in 1894. In a 1913 by-election, Foster was elected Conservative member for The Islands in the British Columbia legislature. In November 1914, he joined the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. After distinguishing himself at the Somme and Vimy Ridge, he was promoted to command the 52nd Battalion in August 1917. Aside from a temporary post to command the 9th Infantry Brigade in September 1918, Foster remained with the 52nd until the end of the war. He received two DSO Bars, was twice wounded and was five times mentioned in dispatches. Foster was appointed Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department on 3 January 1935. Foster remained active in veteran affairs during peacetime and was the president of the Royal Canadian Legion from 1938 to 1940. His career as chief constable was cut short when he was called off to war in 1939 and was promoted to major general. Foster died in 1954 in Vancouver.

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