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Monochrome photograph of two members of No 5 District Canadian Forestry Corps, based in Invernesshire in World War 2, sawing a tree. Rear has typed general description of the work of the Corps and details of the two men, on the left Pte G F Dick from Port Arthur, Ont. and Pte Zachary Birdstone, Cranbrook BC. The rear of the photograph has a stamp 'Copyright YMCA (Public Relations Office) Aldine House, 10-13 Bedford Street, Strand, WC2 Tel Temple Bar 7134-6 Please quote No Y 928'
Picture added on 24 April 2008
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Canadian Forestry Corps
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My grandfather was a forestry manager in Inverness during the last war and had Canadians working for him. His pet hate was the way the Canadians cut trees down at waist height. These two fellers must have been his men as they are on their knees to get the most timber available.
Added by Dan Murray on 13 January 2010
Aboriginal Veterans Honour List

Birdstone, Zachary, St. Mary's Band - Cranbrook, BC Ktunaxa, WWII Pte. No. 5 District C.F.C. based at Invernesshire, Scotland - 1940 VLA LAC RG10-B-3-e-xvi

Dick, G.F., Port Arthur [Fort William - Thunder Bay] NW, Ont. Ojibway, WWII Pte. No. 5 District C.F.C. based at Invernesshire, Scotland - 1940
Added by Robert J Briggs on 15 December 2011
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