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1940 Calendar

January 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Concert by battalion orchestra at Grand Theatre, sponsored by IODE
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Holiday dinner
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Grand opening of Mewata Recreational Hall

 

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February 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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First issue of Battle Dress
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March 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          1
All Highland Dress ordered returned to Quartermasters' Stores

 

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Full scale battalion exercise west of Calgary

 

 

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Battalion parade to Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer, Regimental Colours laid up
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April 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Calgary Highlanders commemorate St. Julien's Day with 10th Battalion Association, salute at Colonel Belcher Hospital, service at Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer and wreath laying at City Hall
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Inspection by Maj.-Gen. E.C. Ashton, CB, CMG, VD at Currie Barracks
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May 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Embarkation leaves begin

 

 

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Final public parade of unit prior to departing Calgary, at Grace Presbyterian Church
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Departure of Advance Party to Shilo, MB
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Farewell dance in Recreation Hall, Mewata Armoury
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Battalion assembles at Mewata for departure to Shilo, MB

 

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Calgary Highlanders arrive in Shilo, MB to concentrate with 6th Infantry Brigade

 

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Training at Shilo begins

 

 

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June 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Inspection by Maj.-Gen. Victor Odlum, G.O.C. 2nd Canadian Division
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July 1940

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Inspection of 1st Battalion by Brigadier Sargent
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2nd Battalion, The Calgary Highlanders begins recruiting in Calgary

 

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1st Battalion baseball team visits Belmont, MB

 

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August 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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2
2nd Battalion in Calgary recruited up to full strength
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Visit by Gracie Fields to Shilo

 

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1st Battalion departs Shilo
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1st Battalion welcomed to Nova Scotia, arrives at Halifax, boards S.S. Pasteur

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Convoy departs Halifax for United Kingdom


  
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September 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Officers dine with captain of Pasteur, convoy attacks U-Boats
4
1st Battalion disembarks at Gourock, Scotland

 

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1st Battalion arrives at Guillemont Barracks, concentrates as part of 5th Canadian Brigade
 
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1st Battalion receives first issue of motor transport in U.K.
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1st Battalion carries out first practice move with motor transport
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1st Battalion makes training move to Witley Common and returns
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1st Battalion parades in Aldershot area for inspection by Division G.O.C., Maj.-Gen. Victor Odlum
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1st Battalion inspected while training by Duke of Gloucester

 

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1st Battalion camp attacked by air raid, first battalion fatality, Pte Francis Brown, killed in unrelated motorcycle crash
         

 

 

October 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1st Battalion practices transport move and defence of Farnborough Aerodrome
 
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1st Battalion hosts Maj.-Gen. Gervase Thorpe, Colonel-in-Chief of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at regimental dinner
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Camp inspection by Divisional G.O.C.
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November 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1st Battalion night move
 
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1st Battalion day and night scheme at Long Valley
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First dance hosted by Sergeants' Mess in England

 

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1st Battalion Officers' Mess St. Andrew's Day Dinner

December 1940

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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5th Brigade exercise, attended by British Secretary of State for War Anthony Eden
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First wartime marriage of 1st Battalion soldier overseas, Pte Sam Allen
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1st Battalion leaves Guillemont Barracks, moves by motor transport for Talavera Barracks in Aldershot
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1st Battalion route march from Talavera Barracks to Odiham Common
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1st Battalion takes part in brigade tactical exercise

 

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1st Battalion inspected by Minister of National Defence Colonel J.L. Ralston, and Lt.-Gen. H.D.G. Crerar

 

 

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