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Policy Governing the Finding and Selection of Officers for the CASF (later CAA)

Type: Document

One of the problems that confronted the Department of National Defence at the outbreak of war in 1939 was the provision of officers for the rapidly-expanding armed forces of Canada. Mobilization instructions from 1937 detailed the available sources from which such officers might be drawn, but said nothing about the methods of their selection.

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Problem of Selection and Reallocation of Personnel in the Canadian Army Overseas, 1939-1946

Type: Document

This report is an attempt to deal with aspects of recruitment, training, and psychological assessment in order to best utilize the manpower available to the Canadian Army Overseas.

Site: National Defence

Canadian Participation in the Defence of Hong Kong, December 1941

Type: Document

This report deals with the organization and despatch of a Canadian Expeditionary Force to Hong Kong in October 1941, and the Force's subsequent operations during the siege of that island by the Japanese.

Site: National Defence

Some Aspects of Disciplinary Policy in the Canadian Services, 1914-1946

Type: Document

The most significant development in disciplinary policy during the period covered by this report was the process by which complete control of punishment in the Canadian forces passes from British to Canadian authorities. This process began in the First World War and was completed as a result of constitutional changes in the period before the outbreak of the Second World War.

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6th Canadian Division

Type: Document

This report deals with the formation, organization, training and operational role of the 6th Canadian Infantry Division.

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Further Material on British Plans for Preparation of Official Histories - Present State of Canadian Army Historical Activities Overseas

Type: Document

Information dealing particularly with plans for a co-ordinated history of the British Medical Services and with historical activities carried on at Combined Operations Headquarters. Some comments are offered on the state of the Canadian Army's historical programme at the time of this report.

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Allied Forces in Canada, 1940-1943

Type: Document

This report discusses the organizing and training of troops of Allied contingents by Allied governments exiled in Canada, with particular focus on the agreement and regulations that Canada made with the Netherlands.

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Canadian Auxiliary Services in the United Kingdom

Type: Document

This report attempts to provide a brief general outline of the work being done in England at the time of the Second World War by the Canadian Auxiliary Services. The four major organizations that were involved in this work were the Salvation Army, Y.M.C.A., the Canadian Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.

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No. 1 Canadian Convalescent Depot, Brixham, Devon

Type: Document

This report deals with a visit by Major Stacey to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, R.C.A.M.C., stationed at Brixham, Devon, and with the activities and problems of this unit.

Site: National Defence

Repatriation of the Canadian Military Forces Overseas, 1945-1947

Type: Document

The focus of this report is the return of Canadian troops to the Dominion after the Second World War. This account describes the planning for the return of Canadian military forces in Europe for service in the Far East or for demobilization, and the way that aim was accomplished.

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