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 - updated 15 Aug, 2016

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the following page of photos comes to us from retired Maj Bill MacDonald, they are associated with 1956 Irish Fusiliers Cadet Corps and other Vancouver cadet corps, any more info would be helpful. All appear to be ca.1943-50

 

Mystery 228 - found amongst a lot of photos attributed to 1956 Irish Fus CC, looks to be late 1940s in the Vancouver area. In front of Stanley Park Armoury home of the Irish approx 1946 

 

Signals room Stanley Park Armouries [SPA]. If you look at the pictures and there are a number, you will see a switchboard, 19 sets, PRC #15 sets, morse keys and a shortwave set.  The switchboard was connected to the various cadet offices [see picture 259 in Bill MacDonald's office.  You had to practice your voice procedure when you got a phone call.  The signals NCO ran this training]. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 229 - On parade, the old Irish Fusiliers Armoury  (Maj Bill MacDonald)

Stanley Park Armouries

 

Mystery 230 -  (Maj Bill MacDonald) 

Cadet annual picture late 40's.  Note cadet MP's in white belts and anklets. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 231 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) Partly solved fourth person from the left in the back row standing is Leslie Deane. Thanks to Ted Usher pre 1950 approx 1945 interior armoury

Stanley Park Armouries Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 232 - On exercise, note Lee-Enfields and a 303 Bren gun lying on ground on bi-pod (Maj Bill MacDonald) Blair Range 

I think this is a Bowen Island exercise. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 233 -Blair Range 

(Maj Bill MacDonald) 

Note the white lanyard on the corporal.  The Irish were converted from infantry to the 65th LAA following the war. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

 

Mystery 234 -  interior armoury lecture room X13 X14, new recruits (Maj Bill MacDonald)

 

Mystery 235, possible recruiting drive (Maj Bill MacDonald) scarlets band recruiting drive on the floor of the armoury

I suspect it is the display following the annual inspection.  When I was a member we also did this type of thing for the parents  Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 236 - A cadet showing off the 303 Bren Gun  (Maj Bill MacDonald) recruiting drive on the floor of the armoury

 

I suspect it is the display following the annual inspection.  When I was a member we also did this type of thing for the parents   Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 236b - (Maj Bill MacDonald) Partially solved Wireless Set No. 19, of which virtually every Cadet Corps had at least two. Unknown where, when or who. Thanks to Bob Cooke exterior south side of armoury, armoury in background 1945 or 46

 

Mystery 237 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) Blair Range

 #15 PRC set for section commanders. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 238 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) Maj Bill Chambers, early 1950s recruiting drive or Annual Inspection parade, Bofors 40mm gun, interior armoury, cadet next to Maj possible highland regiment

 Capt Chambers and parents/cadets at the annual inspection display. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

 

Mystery 239 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) D&M training on a cutaway jeep late 1940s

Stanley Park Armouries D & M room which contained the stripped down jeep that actually ran. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 240, (Maj Bill MacDonald) 

 

Mystery 241 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) exterior armoury

 Les Deane on the left Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 242, Boxing was an important part of fitness during and after WWII, interior Irish Fus armoury  (Maj Bill MacDonald)

 

Mystery 243, (Maj Bill MacDonald)

 

Mystery 244- , (Maj Bill MacDonald) Alex Strang (wearing Irish Fus t-shirt)  instructor boxing friend of Bill MacDonald

 

Mystery 245 - (Maj Bill MacDonald)

 

Mystery 246 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) Alex Strang in middle

 

Mystery 247 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) Alex Strang tying gloves 

 

Mystery 248 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) basement of armoury wood working shop

The basement of Stanley Park Armoury Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 249, (Maj Bill MacDonald) Les Deane to right, Bren Gun training, X13 X14 lecture rooms

 

Mystery 250, (Maj Bill MacDonald) QM Stores

 

Mystery 251, (Maj Bill MacDonald) Partially solved Wireless Set No. 19, of which virtually every Cadet Corps had at least two. U/K where, when or who. Thanks to Bob Cooke

Across hallway from QM Stores

Cadet officer wearing a blue Caubeen likely 1951 Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 252, Bowen Island? (Maj Bill MacDonald)

 

Mystery 253, (Maj Bill MacDonald) Signals room shortwave radio, late 1940s

The signals room with kit explained previously. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 254, (Maj Bill MacDonald)

 The signals room with kit explained previously. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 255, (Maj Bill MacDonald)

 The signals room with kit explained previously. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 256, morse code, year?

(Maj Bill MacDonald)

this appears to be late 40's or early 50's.

 

Mystery 257, (Maj Bill MacDonald) 19 set radio, signals room early 1950s 

 This was a gunner officer likely attached to the regiment as we were converting to light anti aircraft role or he could have been attached for training. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 258, (Maj Bill MacDonald) 1951

Obviously the early 50's because the cadets are wearing caubeens. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 259 - Cdt CSM Bill MacDonald with the switchboard phone. (Maj Bill MacDonald)

Note: issue of Cadet Bulletin Bill has at hand. (We are actively looking for copies of any of the issues)

 

 

Mystery 260, approx 1949, possibly Blair Range (Maj Bill MacDonald)

Likely Blair range. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 261, a Seaforth cadet amongst the lot (Maj Bill MacDonald) possibly recruiting drive.

Solved 1949 Army Week display at Seaforth Armoury

 

Mystery 262,  coffee break 8:30 every tuesday and Thurs night, two cadets were designated to make tea, approx 1949 (Maj Bill MacDonald)

Tea break with donuts.  The cadets could smoke and cuss but we couldn't drink coffee.

 

Mystery 263, corps photo unknown year (Maj Bill MacDonald) possibly St.Patricks day parade due to shamrocks on headdress. MP cadets permanent appoint with the corps, 1948-49

Barossa/St Patrick's Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

5th row:
4th row: Burt Lincoln (3), Les Deane (5)
3rd row:
2nd row:
1st row: 

 

Mystery 264 - Cdt CSM Bill MacDonald, looking for a year. note photo on wall is in fact Mystery 263 which dates this later. 

(Maj Bill MacDonald)

 

Mystery 265, same as 252 (Maj Bill MacDonald) 

Bowen Island?

 

Mystery 266 - ranges basement Irish Fus Armoury (Maj Bill MacDonald)

.22 range in basement of Stanley Park Armoury. Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 267 - recruits (Maj Bill MacDonald) same as 234

 

Mystery 268 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) 1946-47, note oxford shoes 

Drill Team Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 269 - (Maj Bill MacDonald) armoury floor

PT at Stanley Park Armoury Thanks to BGen (ret'd) Darrel Dean

 

Mystery 270,  (Maj Bill MacDonald) Possibly Regimental Adjutant's office of the Irish Fus war time. Possibly a mascot of the corps

 

Mystery 271, (Maj Bill MacDonald)

Les Deane (2nd from left)