Canadian Servicemen WW2

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Pebblebeach, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Pebblebeach

    Pebblebeach New Member


    I'm writing a book about the Canadian Servicemen that were stationed in West Sussex England during WW2. Any details that anyone has, I would be most greatfull to receive. I shall be going to Kew but if anyone has copies of War Diary's that would be great. Also any details as to where they were billeted in the area would be very helpful.

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  2. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 New Member



    Might be worth writing to the Brighton and Hove newspapers as they may have articles they have written or be able to suggest a book that that they have reviewed.... Does the RCAF have a newspaper like the RAF News that you could perhaps get them to put a letter in or something?

  3. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Getting hold of one of the books Airfields of Sussex would be a good start, they are usually pretty detailed.

    Other than that I would suggest putting letters in papers, contacting local and regional museums to see what they have, and then running with whatever you get from that. Without specific regiments/Sq etc we can't really give you any detailed help and info.
  4. Pebblebeach

    Pebblebeach New Member


    Thanks for information. I have been doing the rounds of newspapers etc., and have had some response but not a lot. The following are the regiments that I beleive were in the area, but some don't give very much information on websites.

    6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars)
    10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse)
    11th Armoured Regiment (The Ontario Regiment)
    12th Armoured Regiment (The Three Rivers Regiment)
    14th Armoured Regiment (The Calgary Regiment)
    1st Armoured Car Regiment (The Royal Canadian Dragoons)
    27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment)
    4th Reconnaissance Regiment (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards)
    Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.) The
    West Nova Scotia Regiment The
    Queen’s Own Cameron Highlander of Canada The
    Seaforth Highlanders of Canada The
    Dundas, Stormont and Glengarry Highlanders The
    Calgary Highlanders The
    Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) The
    Fusiliers Mont-Royal Les
    Le Royal 22e Regiment (Van Doos)
    Edmonton Fusiliers The
    South Saskatchewan Regiment The
    Regiment de la Chaudiere Le
    Toronto Scottish The
    Essex Scottish The
    Royal Regiment of Canada The
    6th Canadian Field Regiment R.C.A.
    6th Canadian Brigade
    1st Canadian Survey Regiment
    Royal Canadian Artillery The
    1st Battalion North Shore New Brunswick Regiment
    The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
    The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
  5. 51highland

    51highland Member

    Canadian Camerons

    Have this on Canadian Camerons;
  6. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Are you only looking at Army? What about Air Force and Naval?
  7. Tonym

    Tonym New Member


    Don't know if it is still there, see no reason why it shouldn't be.

    Some years ago, before it became a tourist attraction, I visited Newhaven Fort and there was a brass/copper plaque on one of the walls commemorating the Canadians, I am sure it referred to 'The Canadian Highlanders', who embarked from Newhaven for their attack in France.

    Been searching for the pre digital photograph I took to no avail, Sorry!

  8. Pebblebeach

    Pebblebeach New Member

    Hi Kitty,

    Looking for all Canadians that were here Air Force & Naval, the majority was Army as they used the downs and beaches for training plus they were here for the South Coast defence to begin with.

    Thanks also to 51highland and Tonym.
  9. frenchy

    frenchy New Member

    Hello !
    don't know if it could help but i am sure they would be more than happy to give you some info on the three rivers tank regiment
    this is the website for that regiment and they have a museum too
    and maybe you can read that it might give you some info too /PDF/Anglais.pdf
    this called war chronicles 1939-45 Three rivers regiment (tank) by Charle Prieur

    hope it can be of some help

  10. st helena

    st helena New Member

    Did you get any info on the "Calgary Highlanders! please? I'm researching my Canadian Cousin Copl George Stuart of the said Canadian Regiment,and was wounded on the
    8th Aug 1944 in France,and came home ?? and were??

  11. st helena

    st helena New Member

    Hi, my name is Frederick, my Canadian Uncle Sgt George Stuart, served in the Calgary Highlanders, and went with them in July 1944 to France. I'm trying to find out where they were during WW2 in the UK? for my family history! I live in the UK. Any pictures of where they were billeted at Please!
    Thank You.
  12. Pebblebeach

    Pebblebeach New Member

    To know where your uncle was you should be able to get a copy of his service record, which will give details. I will check to see if I have the War diaries for the Calgary Highlanders and get back to you.

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