Royal Canadian Legions Support 6 Field Engineer Squadron Museum

Lt Blackadder leading 6 Fd Coy sappers during the First World War
Sappers from 6 Fd Coy in Caen, July 1944
Publication Date 
08 Jul 2019

During 2019 Royal Canadian Legion branches have continued their support of 6 Field Engineer Squadron Museum in North Vancouver. Earlier this year the museum received a $200 cheque from RCL Legion Branch 263 (Coquitlam) and in June we received $2000 from RCL Legion Branch 118 (North Vancouver). In previous years Branches 277 (Squamish), 114 (Lynn Valley) and 60 (West Vancouver) have financially assisted our museum.

As stated in the recent letter from Branch 118, we are "encouraged towards the preservation of a wonderful museum that continues to tell the stories of men and women who went off to war."

Living up to our Mandate (and the RC Legion mandate)

Our recent Headley Down project in England recognizes the contribution of several Royal Canadian Engineer units during WW II and was dedicated in June.

Another project is a 6-foot by 6-foot Timeline mural that is ready for graphic printing. The Timeline will briefly outline the main events over 100 plus years from inception in 1912, through two World Wars through other significant events until the present time.

A Recent Development

This past week we learned that our application for status as an Official Canadian Military Museum has successfully navigated through the chain of command and arrived at the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH)  in Ottawa. We expect a visit from DHH in October and at that time hopefully, we will have guidance and support to continue the process. This accreditation will establish 39 Combat Engineer Regiment Museum. Our 6 Fd Engr Sqn museum will continue to exist as is but we will also support 39 CER Museum as it extends into Chilliwack, Trail and Cranbrook.

 

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