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Vernon Photo Gallery Aerials - June 1939 Tent Camp

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June 1939 Tent Camp, with the specter of war in Europe, training began in Vernon once again. The Militia units from the lower mainland and interior concentrated in Vernon for training in June 1939 under the tutelage of the PPCLI. 

The future Highway 97 is to the left bottom, Coutts Common will be in the centre open space and Sicily Square will be to the right of the main body of tents overlooking the golf course. Brigadier Murphy Armoury is at the top of the photo surrounded by more tents. (Greater Vernon & Area Museum)