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8th Recce Regimental Association fonds
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Extracts from war diaries and memoranda

File consists of extracts from war diaries and memoranda. First page is dated July 17, 1945. Nine of the pages are double-sided. One contains a map. Also includes a double-side page regarding the return of Canadian Army personnel returning to Canada.

Guest books

Series consists of guest books for the Sergeants' Mess and 'B' Squadron 14th Canadian Hussars. Series contains five files: Sgts.' Mess guest book, 1954-1963; Sgts.' Mess guest book, 1964-1976; Sgts.' Mess guest register and members, 1964; 'B' Squadron 14th Canadian Hussars(M) guest book, and Visitors' sign-in register.

Legion & 8th Recce

File consists of newspaper clippings and other pages relating to the 8th Recce Regiment and the Royal Canadian Legion in Swift Current. Also includes lists of those in the regiment who died and where they are buried as well as honours received by the 14th Canadian Hussars and other textual records.


File contains a record entitled "1944-1974 Canadian Remembrance Days: The Struggle for Louvigny July 18th-19th" and a copy as well as a program about a visit to Louvigny for the 50th anniversary.

Military records

Series consists of military records from the Second World War, as well as a few records relating to other military entities. Series contains seven files: War diaries, Extracts from war diaries and memoranda, Precis on MT repairs in the German army, Casualty list, The Carrier, Cadets, and Junior Officer's Guide.

Miscellaneous records

Series consists of miscellaneous records relating to the 8th Recce Regiment in some way. Includes notes possibly relating to the regimental history, an identification key for a photograph, newspaper clippings, a photograph, and other unknown textual records.

Other regimental events

Series consists of records relating to regimental events apart from reunions and the 50th anniversary. Series contains four files: Louvigny, Concerts, Event programs, and Cards and invitations.

Regimental history

Series consists of history of the 8th Recce Regiment. Much of the information in this series was used to compile a history of the regiment. This information came from official and unofficial military documents and correspondence received from former soldiers responding to a request for information. Also includes some records relating to the Legion and its members in Swift Current. Series contains eight files: Letters received - History of 8th Recce Regt., Letters 8th Recce., Battle history, VIII Cdn. Recce Regt., 14th Light Horse, Unit history, Award recommendations, and Legion & 8th Recce.

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