48th Association Veterans Services Blog # 4 – April 2023

A hard copy of the digital blog printed at 8.5 inches (21.59 cm) by 11 inches (27.94 cm) featured in this blog are: AVIP Archival Video Interview Project Act of Remembrance – St. Andrews – April 23 Drill Team Calendar Veterans Affairs Update 48th Highlanders Association Membership Salute to our 48th WWII Veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs Envelope of Brigadier John Pollands Girven

Department of Veterans Affairs Envelope of Brigadier John Pollands Girven including documents and photos with accession numbers. Newspaper clippings (2023001010 a-e and 2023001024); Invitation to ‘International Celebration at Niagara’ (2023001032); Photos (2023001004, 2023001012, 2023001028, 2023001029, 2023001030, 2023001031); Admission Bearer card to Buckingham Palace 21-Dec-18 (2023001011); Letter forwarding a medal for Their Majesties’ Silver Jubilee 06-May-35, medal elsewhere […]

Part II orders: SS Reina del Pacifico Disemb in UK 31 Dec 39

Part II Order dated 14 Feb 14 issued by Canadian Section GHQ 2nd Echelon as the “Sailing List No 50” recording the members of the 48th Highlanders, 1st Battalion who embarked on the Reina del Pacifico from Halifax and landed at Gourock, Scotland on 31 Dec 1939. The list is typed on foolscap sized paper

Part II orders: Sailing NWE to England disemb 5 Sep 45

Typed foolscap pages. Part II Orders No 54 from No 4 Canadian Repatriation Depot dated 7 September 1945 listing the deployment of 48th Highlanders, 1st Battalion. Contents of the order include: From NWE on 4 Sep 45 to England 5 Sep 45, Officers and ORs; Attachments; leaves; Appointments; Marriages; NOK changes.

Part II orders: Reinforcements to 1 Bn 14 Jul 40

Pt II Order No. 183, Toronto, 23 July 1940. An extract from No 2 CITC Daily Order No 33 Striking off Strength of 48th Highlanders for purposes of proceeding overseas effective 14 July 1940 as reinforcements for the 1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders.

Part I Order: Reinforcement Draft 10 Jun 1940

Pt 1 Order No. 27 from 48th Highlanders of Canada CASF Depot “Personnel warned for draft and will be on parade 0800 hours 17-6-40”. Issued under Lt Col G. M. Alexander, MC, VD in Toronto, 10 June 1940.

Part 2 Orders Disembarked in Liverpool 22 May 40

Typed foolscap pages. Part II Orders No 51, 18 Aug 41 issued by Canadian Section GHQ, 2nd Echelon listing 48th Highlanders for embarkation: SOS Canadian Army (Canada) on embarkation at Halifax on 12 May 40 and were TOS Canadian Army (Overseas) on 13 May 40 disembarked at Liverpool on 22 May 40.