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Canadian Forestry Corps
Canadian Forestry Corps

Monochrome photograph of a member of No 5 District Canadian Forestry Corps, based in Invernesshire in World War 2, working at a timber mill, helping a log up the runway to the sawmill. Rear has typed general description of the work of the Corps and details of the individual Pte Tom Morris from Crail,. 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 924'
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Soldiers of the No. 18 Company
Canadian Forestry Corps
Lovat No 1, (Teanacoil), Kiltarlity, Camp 10

Private Thomas Morris
from either British Columbia or Alberta

Canadian Mobilization Point – Victoria, BC
Mobilization Date –Aug 1940
Arrived in Scotland – 20 Apr 1941
Ceased Operations in Scotland – 26 May 1945
Camps Occupied in Scotland – Lovat No. 1 (Teanacoil), Kiltarity

At the end 10 of the companies went to the mainland in the Invasion of Normandy, some stayed in Scotland to work at their saw mills, 10 companies were disbanded and went back to cut fuel wood in Canada. The ten companies that stayed in Scotland were No. 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 22 and 24.

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