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Title:
Canada. Department of National Defence. Prairie Command Headquarters fonds

Date(s):
1920-1967

Physical Description:
1.13 m of textual records

History:
The Department of National Defence was created in 1923 by the National Defence Act which established one civil department in place of the previous Department of Militia and Defence, the Department of the Naval Service and the Air Board. The Canadian Forces Reorganization Act in 1968 unified the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force into a single service called the Canadian Armed Forces. The Department is responsible for the control and management of the Canadian Armed Forces, and all matters related to national defence establishments and the defence of Canada.
The Prairie Command Headquarters in Winnipeg received orders related to militia personnel in the districts of Calgary, Lethbridge, Fort Macleod, and Gleichen, Alberta, Kenora, Ontario and Cranbrook, British Columbia.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Orders, Part II regarding personnel in various military formations, field batteries, brigades and regiments.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: CALGARY: Calgary Highlanders, 15th Alberta Light Horse, 41st (R) Brigade Group, 41st (R) Field Regiment, 41st Anti-Tank Regiment, 68th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 91st Field Battery, 19th Medium Artillery Regiment, 19th Field Brigade, 23rd Field Battery, 95th Field Battery, and First Army Group Headquarters. LETHBRIDGE: 18th Field Brigade, 18th Field Regiment, 20th Field Battery, 39th Field Battery, and 112th Field Battery. FORT MACLEOD: 93rd Field Battery. GLEICHEN: 22nd Field Battery. KENORA: 7th Medium Regiment, and 40th Medium Regiment. CRANBROOK: 107th Field Battery.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Wyn van der Schee, 1989.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/prairie.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 8039

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