2nd Reserve Battalion Halifax Rifles

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2nd Reserve Battalion Halifax Rifles

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2009.045

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  • 1941-1945, predominant 1942-1944 (Creation)

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14 folders of textual records
2 maps

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Series forms part of the E.J. Webber fonds and consists of records related to Webber’s activities as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Reserve Battalion Halifax Rifles during World War II. Series includes documents related to Webber’s training as an officer, as well as instructions on training others including booklets, manuals, memorandums, notes, an examination sheet, and other material. This includes copies of the Canadian Army Training Memorandum, which was a series of pamphlets published on a monthly basis from 1941 to 1945 which were intended to be distributed among all Canadian officers who were serving domestically. The memorandums featured articles and information on various aspects of military life and training. Series also includes issues of War and Current Affairs, a series of booklets issued by the British Army Bureau of Current Affairs; issues of Canadian Affairs, a series of booklets issued by the Canadian Wartime Information Board; and an issue of The Maple Leaf, a newspaper issued to Canadian soldiers. Also included in the series are forms and correspondence related to travelling expense claims for bus trips to Sheet Harbour for officer training classes and for trips to Musquodoboit Harbour and Ship Harbour to supervise training detachments. In addition, series includes a certificate authorizing Webber to be an official Royal Canadian Air Force Aircraft Detection Corps observer, an instruction sheet issued by a superior officer, forms, maps, a postcard, and other material.

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