War Diary of 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment, Vol. 05, January 1, 1940 to February 15, 1940 Public

The war diaries are official records kept by the Battalions during a one month period. They contain the daily orders, correspondence, newsletters, and an intelligence log detailing troop activities, locations, and weather conditions. The war diaries detail the activities and movement of the 1st Battalion from training in Canada and England to active duty on the Western Front and their return to Victoria in January 1946. This diary was kept while at Otter Point and Work Point Camp, British Columbia. It has entries about recruitment numbers, weather conditions, finding out that the Salvation Army Red Shield Hut at Otter Point was the first one in Canada, church parades, a number of troops being down with influenza, dealing with the cold weather using mittens, hot drinks and shorter shifts, a couple of men being disciplined for being absent without leave, trying to order more flashlight batteries, and troop movements, among other activities and information.

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  • Vol. 05
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  • 20 pages
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