Series SCM-RG-0008-0001 - 8th Reconnaissance Regiment

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8th Reconnaissance Regiment

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SCM-RG-0008-0001

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  • ? - 2007-09-07 (Custody)
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    Clifton, Iver
    Place
    Swift Current (Sask.)
  • ? - 2007-09-07 (Creation)
    Creation
    8th Reconnaissance Regiment
    Place
    Swift Current (Sask.)

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ca. 95 cm of textual records
ca. 36 objects
ca. 19 photographs

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(1941-1958)

Administrative history

Eight Recce was formed at Guillemont Barracks, near Aldershot in southern England, on March 11, 1941, by merging three existing squadrons within the division. Its first commanding officer was Lieutenant Colonel Churchill C. Mann. Mann was succeeded as commanding officer on September 26, 1941, by Lieutenant Colonel P. A. Vokes, who was in turn followed on February 18, 1944, by Lieutenant Colonel M. A. Alway. The last commanding officer was Major "Butch" J. F. Merner, appointed to replace Alway a couple of months before the end of the fighting in Europe.

8 Recce had its roots in the 14th Canadian Light Horse, a militia unit formed in 1920. One source claims the unit was the union of the 27th Light Horse and the 14th Canadian Mounted Rifles, but the official lineage shows no amalgamation in 1920, just a renaming of the 27th Light Horse. Authoritative lists of units in the Active Militia and the Canadian Expeditionary Force show no record of a "14th Canadian Mounted Rifles" – there were only 13 regiments of mounted rifles organized in the CEF. In any event, the 14th Canadian Light Horse in the 1920s was headquartered in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. It comprised 'A', 'B' and 'C' Squadrons based at Swift Current, Swift Current and Shuanavon, respectively. In 1937 the regiment was designated a mechanized unit, and in 1940 the regiment was renamed the 14th Canadian Hussars. In 1941 an Active Service regiment was mobilized, and its members joined with other reconnaissance personnel in England to form 8 Recce.

Custodial history

On 2007 September 7 the records were transferred to the Swift Current Museum.

Scope and content

The fonds, related to the 8th Reconnaissance Regiment, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:
A.2007.6 (8th Reconnaissance Regiment)
A.07.6.1 helmet
A.07.6.2 puttie
A.07.6.3 puttie
A.07.6.4 cord
A.07.6.5 cord
A.07.6.6 badge; green, V-shaped
A.07.6.7 a-b badges; brown, V-shaped
A.07.6.8 a-b badges; "Royal Canadian Signals"
A.07.6.9 a-d badges; crown
A.07.6.10 badge; "Canada"
A.07.6.11 badge; "T"
A.07.6.12 a-b badges; "Canada"
A.07.6.13 plaque; "Louvigny"
A.07.6.14 plaque; "Vernon Army Cadet Camp"
A.07.6.15 newspaper; S.C. Sun, 1989
A.07.6.16 sign; "8th RECCE Assoc." reader board
A.07.6.17 uniform pants
A.07.6.18 uniform jacket
A.07.6.19 uniform coat
A.07.6.20 a-d wooden box and contents; "Col. Iver Clifton"
A.07.6.21 plaque; wood with metal maple leaf, "Juno"
A.07.6.22 a-b badges; "Amari Admare Usque"
A.07.6.23 badge; maple leaf
A.07.6.24 bracelet; leather with metal leaf
A.07.6.25 a-b pins; metal crown and leaves
A.07.6.26 flag; swastika
A.07.6.27 framed photo; "Kerrisdale"
A.07.6.28 sign; "Chemin du VIIIe RECCE"
A.07.6.29 wooden box; "Sol des Cimetieres"
A.07.6.30 wooden mallet
A.07.6.31 metal tray; "Normandie"
A.07.6.32 plaque; circular, "Louvigny"
A.07.6.33 Normandy flag; red with yellow lions, large
A.07.6.34 Normandy flag; red with yellow lions, medium
A.07.6.35 Normandy flag; red with yellow lions, small
A.07.6.36 a-b Normandy flags; red with yellow lions, on posts
A.07.6.37 flag, red with yellow lionesses
A.07.6.38 pillow cover; "14th Canadian Hussars"
A.07.6.39 handkerchief; burgundy
A.07.6.40 a-b books; "Remembrance"
A.07.6.41 bag of yellow stencils
A.07.6.42 metal easel
A.07.6.43 colour reunion photo, Vernon, outdoor group shot
A.07.6.44 colour reunion photo, Vernon, outdoor group shot
A.07.6.45 board with black and white photos, in action
A.07.6.46 board with black and white photos, in action
A.07.6.47 board with black and white photos, gravestones
A.07.6.48 board with black and white photos, gravestones
A.07.6.49 board with colour photos
A.07.6.50 board with black and white photos, in action
A.07.6.51 board with black and white photos, in action, partial
A.07.6.52 board with black and white photos, banquet
A.07.6.53 board with black and white photos, banquet
A.07.6.54 board with black and white photos, banquet
A.07.6.55 board with black and white photos, BLC missing
A.07.6.56 board with photos of Nazis
A.07.6.57 board with photos
A.07.6.58 repro of Leader Post, December 3/45, front page
A.07.6.59 repro of Leader Post, December 3/45, page 2
A.07.6.60 repro of Leader Post, December 3/45, front page
A.07.6.61 large 8th RECCE sign, painted wood
A.07.6.62 roll of posters

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No formal arrangement has been applied to the items in this fonds.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

  • Latin

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No restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, reproduction, and/or publication of records are subject to the Copyright Act and the Terms and Conditions of the Swift Current Museum. Please consult the Swift Current Museum for further information.

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Minimal fonds level description is listed in AtoM. Until fully appraised and arranged record lists are available through the Swift Current Museum.

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A.2007.6

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