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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Date Range From
1972
Date Range To
1973
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970083000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Date Range From
1972
Date Range To
1973
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
20.5
Description
TWO-TONED BLUE FLANNEL BEANIE MARKED IN WHITE LETTERS "LCC". ROYAL BLUE AND TURQUOISE PANELS ALTERNATE, 2 EACH. ITEM IS WORN AND FADED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
EDUCATION
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S SON, DAVE, WHO WAS BORN IN 1954 AND ATTENDED LCC, THE FIRST YEAR THE COLLEGE OPENED. PURPOSE UNKNOWN. *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “OUR SON ENROLLED IN THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AFTER COMPLETING HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE INTENTION OF FOLLOWING A FORESTRY CAREER. HE FOUND OUT THE MOUNTAINS WERE A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT, BUT HE DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE THERE. THE BEANIE WAS A REQUIREMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS AT THAT TIME.” *** UPDATE: IN 2014, THIS BEANIE WAS SELECTED BY LUCELLE PRINDLE FOR THE 'TREASURES & CURIOUSITIES' EXHIBIT. PRINDLE FOUND PHOTOGRAPHS OF LCC STUDENTS WEARING SIMILAR BEANIES DURING "FROSH WEEK" IN THE 1968/69 LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR COLLEGE YEARBOOK. PRINDLE ALSO PROVIDED A PHOTOCOPIED PAGE FROM A BOOK DETAILING THE HISTORY OF LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE, WHICH OUTLINED THE JUNE 1969 MOTION TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE SCHOOL FROM "LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR COLLEGE" TO "LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE". BECAUSE THIS BEANIE BEARS THE LETTERS "L.C.C.", PRINDLE MAINTAINS THAT IT MUST BE DATED POST-1969.
Catalogue Number
P19970083000
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TAM
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970033003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TAM
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.7
Diameter
25.9
Description
BROWN WOOL BERET WITH A BROWN LEATHER EDGE ON THE HEADBAND. INSIDE HAS A MARKING IN THE TOP OF THE HAT, THAT IS NOW WORN AND ILLEGIBLE. BERET HAS NO VISIBLE DAMAGE OR WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S AUNT, PHYLLIS MARY MCDONELL (NEE WHITTON). PHYLLIS CAME TO CANADA IN 1903 AT AGE 3 AND SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE. IN 1938 SHE MARRIED WILLIAM MCDONNELL, A RANCHER/FARMER, AND INVENTOR/BUILDER OF CONASTOGA MOTOR HOMES. PHYLLIS WORKED AT CITY HALL AS A SECRETARY, AND WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINISTER CHURCH. WILLIAM ALSO WORKED FOR JOHN DEERE. THE COUPLE DID NOT HAVE CHILDREN AND REMAINED IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BELT DONATED BY MARJORIE MCDONALD. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. PHYLLIS MARY MCDONELL (NEE WHITTON) WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1907 AT THE AGE OF 3.5 YEARS. SHE WAS MARRIED TO WILLIAM DANIEL “BILL” MCDONELL ON DECEMBER 20, 1938. SHE WAS A LONG TIME MEMBER OF THE SOUTHMINSTER SENIOR CHOIR, HAVING JOINED THE GROUP IN 1918, AND RETIRING FROM THE GROUP IN 1987. PHYLLIS WAS THE DAUGHTER GEORGE WHITTON AND ADA KERSHAW WHITTON (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ADA PASSED AWAY IN 1929 AT THE AGE OF 54 AND GEORGE PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 9, 1942 AT THE AGE OF 67. BILL MCDONELL WAS BORN IN ST. EUSTACHE, MB AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1928. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, “HE WAS BLOCKMAN FOR THE JOHN DEERE COMPANY FOR 20 YEARS, AND WAS TWICE TOP SALESMAN IN THE PROVINCE. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS HE ALSO FARMED AT DEL BONITA. HE FOUNDED MCDONELL MANUFACTURER, BUILDERS OF CONESTOGA MOTOR HOMES AND MINI HOMES, WHICH HE DESIGNED.” BILL PASSED AT THE AGE OF 80 ON OCTOBER 16, 1978. BILL WAS THE SON OF MR. AND MRS. JOSEPH MCDONELL. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A ROBE, TWO PURSES, AND A HATPIN DONATED BY MCDONALD. A PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATED PHYLLIS MCDONELL PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 13TH, 1997. ACCORDING TO THE MCDONELL'S HEADSTONE IN THE SAINT PATRICK CEMETERY (LETHBRIDGE) SHE WAS BORN IN 1903. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19970033013 FOR COPIES OF RESEARCH SOURCES USED.
Catalogue Number
P19970033003
Acquisition Date
1997-04
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970073016
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.2
Diameter
25.3
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL BERET WITH BLACK GLAZED COTTON LINING. BADGE SEWN INTO FRONT OF BERET, EMBROIDERED WITH "BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE CANADIAN LEGION". SOME STITCHES HAVE COME OUT ALONG RIGHT SIDE OF BADGE. WHITE TAG INSIDE BERET READING "7 1/8 SCULLY 48 MONTREAL".
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONATED TO LEGION BY UNKNOWN DONOR, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. PRIOR HISTORY UNKNOWN. SEE P19970073001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970073016
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970073022
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3
Diameter
27
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL BERET WITH LEGION BADGE SEWN ONTO FRONT; EMBROIDERED WITH "MEMORIUM EORUM RETINCOMIUS". INSIDE OF BERET HAS YELLOW PAINTED STAMP READING "FLEUR DE LIS GENUINE BASQUE BERET II MADE IN CANADA BY DOROTHEA KNITTING MILLS LTD. ...ITIN MOTHPROOFED". SMALL WOOL TAB AT TOP CENTRE OF CROWN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONATED TO LEGION BY UNKNOWN DONOR, THEN TO THE MUSEUM BY LEGION. PRIOR HISTORY UNKNOWN. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970073001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970073022
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
B.E.S.L.
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19970073023
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
B.E.S.L.
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5
Diameter
28.4
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL BERET WITH LEGION BADGE SEWN ONTO FRONT; EMBROIDERED WITH "B.E.S.L. CANADIAN LEGION" INSIDE OF BERET HAS WHITE STAMP READING "KANCOL....WOOL WINDPROOF .... (ILLEGIBLE)". SHORT WOOL TAB AT TOP CENTRE OF CROWN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONATED TO LEGION BY DEAN LOW, THEN TO THE MUSEUM BY LEGION. PRIOR HISTORY UNKNOWN. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970073001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970073023
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
W W II
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970073044
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
W W II
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.3
Length
27.4
Width
27.6
Description
ONE-PIECE KHAKI WOOL BERET WITH LEATHER HEAD BAND. LINED WITH BLACK COTTON, STAMPED IN GREEN "DOROTHEA HATS LTD. TORONTO 7 1/8 1944". GREEN DRAWSTRING THROUGH LEATHER BAND; UNTIED AT OPENING. TWO EYELETS ON ONE SIDE; ONE MISSING METAL RING. CAP BADGE INCLUDED: BRASS MALTESE CROSS ON SQUARE-SHAPED BACKING; CROWN AT TOP. CIRCULAR CREST AT CENTRE WITH "SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN REGT." AND DEER AT CENTRE. SEVERAL HOLES IN TOP OF BERET FROM INSECTS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONATED TO LEGION BY ROSS BERTRAND IN THE LATE 1980S WHEN HE MOVED TO A SMALLER RESIDENCE, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. ROSS HAD RECEIVED BERET BY THE TIME HIS UNIT REACHED EUROPE. SEE P19970073040/41/43-GA FOR RELATED ITEMS. PHOTOS ON FILE WITH HARDCOPY RECORDS. ROSS BERTRAND WAS BORN IN CALGARY ON OCTOBER 10, 1920. WHILE ATTENDING THE HENDERSON BUSINESS COLLEGE IN CALGARY IN 1940, ROSS HEARD THAT TWO TYPIST CLERKS WERE NEEDED AT THE MEWATA ARMORIES, SO HE ENLISTED IN THE CALGARY HIGHLANDERS ON JUNE 18TH, 1940, REGIMENTAL NUMBER M-11890. AS HIS MEDICAL EXAM INDICATED "A" CATEGORY, HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO A UNIT THAT WAS JUST BEING MOBILIZED, THE 10TH FIELD COMPANY, ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS, WHERE HE BECAME AN ORDERLY ROOM CLERK. THE UNIT WAS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN AUGUST OF 1940, AND WERE BILLETTED IN THE FORMER ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE BARRACKS. IN SEPTEMBER THEY WERE MOVED TO PETAWAWA, ONTARIO, WHERE ROSS WAS PROMOTED TO CORPORAL AND THEN TO LANCE SERGEANT IN CHARGE OF THE ORDERLY ROOM. IN NOVEMBER, 1941 THE UNIT ARRIVED IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. IN 1942, DONOR TOOK OVER THE POSITION OF CHIEF CLERK AT THE CHIEF ENGINEER'S OFFICE AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE 5TH ARMORED DIVISION WITH THE RANK OF SERGEANT; IN 1943 BECAME CHIEF CLERK AT THE CHIEF ENGINEER'S OFFICE, 2ND CORPS HEADQUARTERS, AND WAS PROMOTED TO SERGEANT MAJOR. IN LATE 1943 DONOR APPLIED TO OBTAIN AN INFANTRY COMMISSION, AND RECEIVED HIS APPOINTMENT AS LIEUTENANT IN SEPTEMBER 1944. DONOR THEN JOINED THE SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN REGIMENT AS A REINFORCMENT OFFICER, UPON THE SUGGESTION OF TWO FRIENDS IN THE REGIMENT. THERE HE WAS APPOINTED TRANSPORT OFFICER, A POSITION HE HELD FOR THE REST OF THE WAR. HE WAS WITH THE REGIMENT IN GERMANY WHEN THE WAR ENDED IN MAY 1945, AND THEY RETURNED TO CALGARY IN JULY 1945. IN 1946 DONOR RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE AS A TOKEN OF HIS APPRECIATION FROM FIELD MARSHALL B.L. MONTGOMERY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, 21ST ARMY GROUP. HE ALSO RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING MEDALS: 1939-45 STAR, FRANCE-GERMANY STAR, DEFENSE MEDAL, VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL AND CLASP, AND THE 1939-45 MEDAL. IN SPRING 1948, DONOR JOINED A RESERVE ARMY UNIT, H.Q. 5TH DIVISION ORDINANCE, BECAME THE ADJUTANT AND WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. HE REMAINED WITH THAT UNIT UNTIL APRIL 1951, WHEN HE AND HIS FAMILY LEFT CALGARY. DONOR FARMED NEAR MILO FROM 1951 TO 1964; WAS AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD MAN AT CLARESHOLM FROM APRIL 1964 TO AUGUST 1973; HELD AN ALBERTA AGRICULTURE POSITION IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1973 TO 1981; RETIRED IN 1981. SEE P19970073001-GA FOR HISTORY OF LEGION.
Catalogue Number
P19970073044
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
W W II
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19970073055
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
W W II
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.3
Length
27.4
Width
27.6
Description
ONE-PIECE KHAKI WOOL BERET WITH LEATHER HEAD BAND. LINED WITH BLACK COTTON, STAMPED IN GREEN "DOROTHEA HATS LTD. TORONTO 7 1944". GREEN DRAWSTRING THROUGH LEATHER BAND, VISIBLE AT OPENING AT BACK. TWO EYELETS ON ONE SIDE; LEATHER PIECE BELOW MARKED "M3811". BRASS ARTILLERY CAP BADGE OVER LEFT EYE. RED WOOL AND WHITE LINEN BACKING BENEATH. BADGE CONSISTS OF GUN AND CARRIAGE AT CENTRE WITH CROWN AT TOP AND "UBIQUE QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT" IN BANNERS ABOVE AND BELOW. CARDBOARD PIECE INSIDE CAP WHERE PIN ATTACHES. APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN HOLE IN TOP CENTRE OF CAP, NOW SEWN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONATED TO LEGION BY UNKNOWN DONOR, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. SEE P19970073001-GA FOR HISTORY OF COLLECTION.
Catalogue Number
P19970073055
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LEGION - 1980+
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, POLYESTER, LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990063001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEGION - 1980+
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Materials
WOOL, POLYESTER, LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.2
Length
25.5
Width
24.7
Description
NAVY BLUE, WITH BLACK TRIM AND LINING. HAS A BLACK SHOELACE AT BACK, LACED THROUGH FOUR HOLES, AND TIED. ON FRONT IS AN EMBROIDERED LEGION EMBLEM, CONSISTING OF A YELLOW CIRCLE, WITH A CROWN ON TOP. WITHIN THE CIRCLE IS A RED MAPLE LEAF; BELOW THIS IS A BLUE BANNER THAT READS "LEGION", AND BELOW THIS ARE THREE RED POPPIES. TO THE RIGHT OF THIS CREST IS A BRASS "4". OUTER LAYER OF "4" IS PEELING; HAS SOME GREEN CORROSION ON IT. INSIDE BRIM OF BERET IS THE REMNANT OF A WHITE TAG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S HUSBAND, ARTHUR "ART" TURNER. BORN IN BOURNVILLE, ENGLAND IN 1915. HIS FAMILY COULDN'T AFFORD TO KEEP HIM IN ENGLAND; SENT TO CANADA IN 1930, AND HE WENT TO NORTH EDMONTON. A YEAR LATER HE TRAVELLED THROUGH B.C. AND ALBERTA. HE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMY IN 1934 IN CALGARY?, SERVED FOR OVER 30 YEARS. SERVED OVERSEAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WITH THE 2ND ANTI-TANK REGIMENT FROM LETHBRIDGE. HE WENT INTO THE INVASION OF EUROPE, HAVING BEEN TRAINED FOR THIS INVASION SINCE 1940. HE SERVED IN FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND AND GERMANY. HE WAS WOUNDED TWICE, INCLUDING LOSS OF HEARING FROM THE BOMBING, BUT HE CARRIED ON. WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER, ART SERVED WITH THE ARMY OF OCCUPATION IN GERMANY FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS. RETURNING TO SHILO, MANITOBA, ART UNDERTOOK MANY TRAINING COURSES AND WAS PROMOTED TO WARRANT OFFICER, TRAINING THE MILITIA AND ARMY CADETS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF MANITOBA, SASK., ALBERTA AND B.C.. ART ENJOYED HIS WORK AND FINALLY RETIRED FROM THE ARMY IN 1966. HE THEN WENT TO WORK IN THE MAIN BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE IN LETHBRIDGE, RETIRING IN 1978. HE WAS AWARDED SEVERAL MEDALS FOR WAR SERVICES. IN 1978 HE MARRIED ROSA AND THEY LIVED FOR A FEW YEARS IN CHAMPION, FINALLY COMING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1980. ART LOVED TO CURL AND WON MANY TROPHIES IN THE SPORT; HE ALSO LOVED TO TRAVEL. HE JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, GENERAL STEWART BRANCH #4 IN 1960, AND SERVED FOUR YEARS ON THE HOUSING COMMITTEE, PRESIDENT OF LEGION COMMITTEE. IN 1997 HE WAS AWARDED A LIFE MEMBERSHIP IN THE LEGION, AND HE PASSED AWAY IN 1998. ID# WARRANT OFFICER 2ND CLASS / SM1008.
Catalogue Number
P19990063001
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TAM-O-SHANTER - W W II
Date Range From
1943
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20000036005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TAM-O-SHANTER - W W II
Date Range From
1943
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.0
Length
28.0
Width
25.5
Description
OUTSIDE OF HAT IS MAROON WOOL. INSIDE IS LINED WITH BLACK COTTON? EDGE OF HAT HAS A BLACK LEATHER TRIM, THROUGH WHICH A BLACK ELASTIC IS STRUNG AND TIED AT BACK. THERE ARE TWO SMALL HOLES ON RIGHT SIDE OF HAT WITH BLACK METAL GROMMETS ON THEM. ON FRONT OF HAT IS A BRASS BADGE CONSISTING OF TWO ARROWS CROSSING EACHOTHER. INSIDE HAT IS A TAG WITH THE LETTERS "M", "P", "HB", "V"; TAG IS VERY FRAGILE. WOOL IS STARTING TO WEAR THROUGH ON TOP.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
THE DONOR OF THIS ARTIFACT, JOHN LLOYD KNIGHT, SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE DEVILS BRIGADE) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THIS BERET GOES WITH UNIFORM P20000036002-4-GA. KNIGHT RECEIVED THE MAROON BERET AFTER VISITING THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS POST SEPT, 1943. IT IS KNIGHT’S ORIGINAL ISSUE BERET. HE STATED IT WAS THROWN INTO A “STANDING” KITBAG AND HE EXPECTED TO GET ACCESS TO THE BAG AND ITS CONTENTS DURING “RESTS”. KNIGHT RETURNED TO CANADA WITH TWO SUCH KITBAGS AND HIS BACKPACK. ULTIMATELY IT WAS ONLY WORN BY KNIGHT IN 1945 WHILE HE WAS AT ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE. IN THE FIELD, KNIGHT WORE EITHER HIS STEEL HELMET OR A STOCKING CAP ALONG WITH HIS COVERALLS. SEE RECORD P20000036001-GA FOR DONOR BIOGRAPHY AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FSSF.
Catalogue Number
P20000036005
Acquisition Date
2000-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
R.C.M.P. VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19990088004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
R.C.M.P. VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
8.8
Length
24.5
Width
24.0
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL. ON FRONT IS A RED TRIANGULAR PATCH. EMBROIDERED ONTO PATCH IS A BLUE OVAL SHAPE, WITH A GOLD ANIMAL HEAD (BUFFALO?) IN THE CENTER; WITHIN THE BORDER OF THE OVAL READS "MAINTIENS LE DROIT". ON TOP OF OVAL IS A GOLD CROWN; ON SIDES OF OVAL ARE GOLD MAPLE LEAVES; AND BELOW OVAL SHAPE IS A BLUE BANNER. BELOW ALL OF THIS IS A BLUE BANNER WITH A YELLOW BORDER AND YELLOW EMBROIDERED WORDS THAT READ "VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION". THERE IS A BLACK LEATHER TRIM AROUND EDGE OF BERET. IT IS LINED WITH BLACK COTTON. ON LINING READS "GENUINE FLEUR DE LIS 100% VIRGIN WOOL EXCEPT LINING SWEAT-BAND AND DRAWCORD 7 3/8 MADE IN CANADA . . . LIMITED TORONTO CAN". THIS PRINT IS COVERED BY A CLEAR PIECE OF DIAMOND SHAPED PLASTIC.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 TO 1932, WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. HE WAS A SENIOR STAFF SARGEANT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AT LETHBRIDGE FROM MAY 1944 TO NOV. 1950. HE RETIRED IN 1950, THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING RETIREMENT, EDWARD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION IN EDMONTON IN 1950/51, AND REMAINED A MEMBER UNTIL HIS PASSING; HE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION. SEE P20020090001-GA FOR COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BUCHANAN.
Catalogue Number
P19990088004
Acquisition Date
2000-03
Collection
Museum
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