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Artifact PW2-13: Signals Training in Korea

PW2-13 Signals Training in Korea: Good results are only achieved through good training.

Signals KoreaThe Infantry Signaler Training Wing at the 1st Commonwealth Division Battle School graduating class in April, 1953

As 1 R 22e R's tour was coming to an end and the Regiment's Third Battalion was arriving, Lt. Withers stayed on and was posted to be the Signal Officer and Officer Commanding the Infantry Signaler Training Wing at the 1st Commonwealth Division Battle School, which was located on the site of the old Imperial Japanese Cavalry Training Range.

He was responsible for all the safety and administrative communications plus the training of candidates from Australian, British and Canadian battalions fighting in the war. This is a graduating class in April, 1953.

Submitted by: Général Ramsey Withers (Ret’d)

Artifact PW2-12: Telecommunications during the Korean War

PW2-12 Telecommunications during the Korean War: Good communications are vital to the success of any military mission.

H-frameLt. Withers inspecting the "H-Frame"

Lieutenant Withers arrived in Korea in late June 1952 and was immediately sent to 1 R 22e R to replace a Signal Officer casualty. This photo, which was taken by a member of the brigade public affairs staff, shows Lt. Withers inspecting the "H-Frame" where the lines to all the forward companies, support platoons, the battalion Command Post, A & B Echelons, flanking battalions and brigade headquarters were terminated before being connected to our battalion headquarters switchboard, on the Yong Don position, in December 1952. The H-Frame was the point at which we started "trouble shooting" outages.

Submitted by : General Ramsey Withers (Ret’d)

Artifact PW2-11: Gaza Cemetery

PW2-11 Gaza Cemetery: Over 100 Canadian military members were killed while serving on peacekeeping missions.

 Gaza CemeteryCanadian Section, British Cemetery Gaza

Canadian section of the British cemetery where Canadian service personnel who died in the service of peace in the Middle East between 1956 and 1967 are buried.

In over 50 UN peacekeeping missions in 50 years using the United Nation Emergency Force 1 model, Canada lost 104 service personnel on peace missions.  Until the early 1970s, the deceased were not repatriated.  They were buried in the country where they died.

Submitted by : Marcel Lavigne

Artifact PW2-10: Kap’yong Memories

PW2-10 Kap’yong Memories: The Battle of Kap’Yong in 1951, during the Korean War was the site of an heroic Canadian defence against  much larger Chinese forces.

Read more: Artifact PW2-10: Kap’yong Memories

Artifact PW2-09: CFS Carp Change of Command 1986

PW2-9 CFS Carp 1986 Change of Command: CFS Carp was the military component of the Diefenbunker – a top secret facility built to house the federal government in the event of a nuclear war.

CFS Carp Change of Command

Read more: Artifact PW2-09: CFS Carp Change of Command 1986

 

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