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Notes on Police & Sanitation Officer Armband

From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection.
ITEM:                   Cloth Armband, marked POLICE AND SANITATION OFFICER in felt cloth.   Scarlet letters on a gold colour background.  Measures 19.5 X 9 cm.
COMMENTS:       This armband is something of an enigma.  It was a dealer purchase, associated with VGC cap badges, and sold as being a VGC item. The colours are proper to the VGC,   and it may be that it was worn in an Internment Camp where English was spoken by the majority of the Prisoners.

R. J. Henderson

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Veterans Guard of Canada (VGC) Wooden Cigarette Case

From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection Wood cigarette case.  Front marked 1941, “Smoke with pleasure -” Cpl. Wilson, R, 13th Co., V.G.O.C. Reverse marked “Kananaskis” 13 Cm. X 8.5 Cm. X 2 Cm. Click on any picture to enlarge … Continue reading

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Birks Memorial Bar to Captain R. I. VAN DER BYL, Veterans Guard of Canada (Picture)

From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection. ITEM:     BIRKS MEMORIAL BAR TO R.I. Van Der BYL Detail:    A Captain in 11A Co., Veterans Guard of Canada. Taken on strength Vancouver, 3 November 1940. Died 10 December 1941 at Calgary … Continue reading

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Veterans Guard of Canada: Wade MATLOCK items

From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection.  Some information about the MATLOCK collection of items, from R. J. Henderson:   The permit measures 20 X 12.5  cm Christmas Card – (closed) is 10 X 13 cm Pay Book closed measures … Continue reading

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Veterans Guard of Canada: Wade MATLOCK (pictures 21 through 23)

*** More information to come ***  From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection. 

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Veterans Guard of Canada: Wade MATLOCK (pictures 17 through 20)

From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection.  Christmas Card – (closed) is 10 X 13 cm.

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Veterans Guard of Canada: Wade MATLOCK (pictures 13 through 16)

*** More information to come ***  From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection.  

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Veterans Guard of Canada: Wade MATLOCK (pictures 5 through 8)

From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection.Note:  Picture 5 was included in error and has been removed as it does not belong to this set. The permit measures 20 X 12.5  cm.

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Veterans Guard of Canada: Wade MATLOCK (pictures 9 through 12)

From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection. Pay Book closed measures 10 X 13.3 cm.