Series SCM-RG-0016-0002 - Richard Burke fonds

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Richard Burke fonds

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  • ? - 2003-10-29 (Accumulation)
    Burke, Richard
    Parksville (B.C.)

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ca. 5 cm of textual records and other material
Note: Includes an unknown number of photographs

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Custodial history

On 2003 October 29 the records were transferred to the Swift Current Museum.

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The fonds, related to the 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse, 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:
Folder #1: booklet, "For Services Rendered // A Selection of Decorations - Medals - Badges - Flags"; military documents, "Camp Daily Orders By Brigadier C.B. Russell, Camp Commandant, Dundurn Military Camp", July 1938; 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse operation; Annual Training information for Military District 12, 1938 - 1939; "Inward Movement of Troops to Dundurn Camp", 1938; "Training Instructions - Dundurn Camp", 1938; "Combined Tactical Exercise // Dundurn Camp", 1938; Dundurn Garrison exercise, 1938; "Procedure at Court Martial"; "16/22 Saskatchewan Horse School of Infantry Syllabus of Training" November 4 -11 1940; "The Routine for Handing Down Orders and Details"; map, Southerly Portion of Vancouver Island; map, Southwestern districts of British Columbia; booklet, "Canadian Army Training Memorandum", 1941 (Capt. J.G. Cooper written along top); nominal roll, 16 - 18a Platoons; map of Dundurn; training syllabus for 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse, 1940, 1941; extracts from "Army Training Memorandum No. 35 Army Discipline"; "Inspection by the Inspector-General", 1940; "Company Distribution of Personnel", 1941; Confidential Report on Corporal W.T. Hague, Private W.P. Stewart; handwritten Training Report, 1940; other misc. military documents pertaining to 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse, 1939 – 1941

Folder #2: correspondence between Gordon Cooper and A.S. Richdale from Lloydminster, re: Regimental Efficiency contest, 1939; Daily Routine at Camp Dundurn; memo on Judging Efficiency for 14th Canadian Light Horse and 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse, pertaining to Efficiency Cup

Envelope #1: Brigade Orders by Colonel W. Van Allen commanding 7th Cavalry Brigade, Dundurn, July 1939
Envelope #2: Dundurn Camp Standing Orders 1939; Department of National Defence Militia Service correspondence re: Annual Training, 1939 - 1940; "Tactical Exercise 'B' Dundurn Camp", 1939; "Tactical Exercise 'C' Dundurn Camp", 1939
Envelope #3: "Camp Daily Orders by Brigadier C.B. Russell, Camp Commandant - Dundurn Military Camp", July 1940 (Capt. J.G. Cooper written on the top of several of the documents)

Folder #3: "Brigade Orders by Colonel W. Van Allen Officer Commanding 7th Cavalry Brigade", 1938; "77th Cavalry Brigade Headquarters // Administrative Orders // Tactical Exercise", 1938; Camp Dundurn Daily Routine; 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse and 16 to 18a Platoons Nominal Roll of Officers; correspondence re: William Van Allen's offer of the 7th Cavalry Brigade for active service, 1940 - 1941

Envelope #4: "Camp Daily Orders by Brigadier C.B. Russell, Camp Commandant - Dundurn Military Camp", administrative staff, and general staff, July 1939
Envelope #5: Brigade Orders, list of men struck from the strength of the 7th Cavalry Brigade, Dundurn, 1940; "Brigade Orders by Colonel W. Van Allen Commanding 7th Cavalry Brigade", Dundurn, July 1940

Volume #1, Register of Documentary Correspondence: a register used to document all correspondence, telegrams and telephone calls, incoming or outgoing, 1932 - 1938 Discrete items: rolled certificate of promotion to Officer from Lieutenant for J. Gordon Cooper

Photographs (all rolled): 1. 20th Canadian Army Tank Regiment Saskatchewan Horse C.A.C., Camp Borden, July 3 1942 2. 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse C.A. September 1941 3. Headquarters Squadron - 20th Army Tank Regiment (16/22 Canadian Horse) C.A.C. Camp Borden, February 25 1943

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  • English

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  • Latin

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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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