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8th Recce Regimental Association fonds
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8th Recce Regimental Association fonds

  • SCM-RG-0025
  • Fonds
  • 1941

Fonds consists of records relating to the 8th Recce Regiment Association, 8th Recce Regiment, 14th Canadian Hussars, and 14th Canadian Light Horse from 1942-2012 that were in Iver Clifton's possession. Also includes the object and records that form A.2003.12 from 1941. Fonds contains nine series: Military records, Regimental history, Reunions, 14th Canadian Hussars 50th Anniversary, Other regimental events, Correspondence, Audited DSRs 1964 No 1 to 5, Miscellaneous records, and Guest books.

The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents of A.2003.12:
.1- 8th Recce tunic
.2 – 1st order papers (photocopy), issued July 8, 1941: 8 pages of 1st orders issued
(Holding unit CDN Armoured Corps)

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.

War diaries

File consists of twelve war diaries for the 8th Recce Regiment from January to December 1944 and one from June 1, 1945, to December 1, 1945. Also includes a map of Indian Lake, Saskatchewan, with notations written on it.

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.

Casualty list

File consists of two lists of casualties within the same book. One list includes regiment number, name and initials, rank, type of casualty, date, and a signature. All dates are in 1944 or 1945. The other list includes regiment number, rank, type of casualty, name and initials, kit in store, "Part I or C.R.", and sometimes a note about the outcome of the soldier. Entries are not dated. Also includes a separate list of names and regiment numbers without any related information.

The Carrier

File consists of three copies of The Carrier, overseas edition, a newsletter printed by the 8th Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment. Includes Vol. II (possibly Vol. I, No. 2, July 25, 1942); Vol. I, No. 4 (September 1942); Vol. I, No. 5 (Xmas 1942); and Vol. II, No. 1 (January-May 1943). Issues include poems, stories, cartoons, and other comical entries.


File consists of a graduation dinner program at the Cadets' Mess for April 15, 1943, and an attendance book for a Cadet Corp. Signalling course in 1961.

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.

Battle history

File consists of a document entitled "Battle History" for the 8th Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars). Also includes a topographical map labelled "C Company".

VIII Cdn. Recce Regt.

File consists of a computer-typed, bound version of the regimental history of the 8th Canadian Recce Regiment. The text from the "Battle History" document is used extensively in it.

14th Light Horse

File consists of photocopies of military documents containing information regarding the 14th Light Horse and 209th Battalion. Includes militia lists from 1912 to 1927.

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