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Series S0001 - 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

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CA ACU TMM F0098-S0001


1st Canadian Parachute Battalion


  • 1940-2004 (Creation)

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3 m of textual records

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([195-] -)

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(fl. 1960-)

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Consists of multi-media records that document the Battalion’s administrative activities with The Minister of National Defence; the Chief of Defence Staff; NDHQ staff, Ottawa; CMHQ staff, London, England; 6th Airborne Headquarters, Adlershot, England; Battalion and sub-unit airborne/parachute training in Canada; The U.S., Fort Benning, Georgia; Aldershot, England; Combat operations, D-Day jump, 6 June 1944 and subsequent operations in Normandy, France; Emergency deployment and operations in the Ardennes, “The Battle of the Bulge”, Belgium; Deployment and operations to Holland; the Rhine Jump, 22 March 1945; Advance into Germany and the race to Wismar; repatriation to Canada and the Battalion’s disbandment.

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Boxes 1-15

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