Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Armed Forces > Military Ceremony and Honours
Resource Type > Document > Original Resource
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.
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In the late summer of 1941 Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King paid a visit to the Canadian troops in England. Major Stacey's report includes a detailed outline of this visit, the Prime Minister's reception by the troops, and a short newspaper article from an English paper.
This report describes the parade marking the occasion and the press conference afterwards. The object of the parade, while celebrating this anniversary, was also to demonstrate the remarkable progress in the matter of equipment made by the Canadian Army Overseas during their time in England and the contribution being made by Canadian industry in the production of such equipment. The greater part of the weapons, vehicles and other equipment shown were products of Canadian factories.
Students will learn about the important role HMCS Haida -- the last of the Tribal class destroyers --played during World War II, the Korean War and the Cold War. Students will examine the process for nominating a person of national historic significance in order to ensure important aspects of Canadian history are not forgotten by future generations.
This report deals with the presentation of colours by Her Majesty the Queen to the 1st Battalion, The Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.), on October 24, 1941. It includes such details as the Queen's speech, and the formation of the troops.
The CANLOAN program was comprised of Canadian officers on loan to the British Army during World War Two. The attitude of some of the Canadian soldiers and the questions they had about the arrangement are the basis of this report.
This report looks at the policy for granting honours and awards to the Canadian Army Overseas during the Second World War.
A service was held in Westminster Abbey, London, on Dominion Day, July 1st, 1942, to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Confederation of the Dominion of Canada. This Report deals, briefly, with that service.
The 3rd Canadian Division arrived in Glasgow in July of 1941. Major Stacey was able to travel to that city to review the arrival of the convoy of ships carrying these soldiers. He made a record of the names of those ships, the officers, and the units involved. The Major discusses the morale as well as the purpose and condition of the division.
The King and Queen often inspected various divisions in England throughout World War Two. This account tells of the inspection of 3rd Canadian Division and how well the author of the report thought the troops presented themselves before English royalty.