Armed Forces Slogans
1954 - 1966
Slogans used to celebrate anniversaries and promote the Canadian Armed Forces during the Wilding and Cameo periods (1954-1966) are shown in this article.
The Navy League of Canada was founded in 1895 to promote maritime issues to Canadians. Beginning in 1895, the Navy League lobbied for the creation of a Naval Service for Canada. Having realized that goal in 1910, the Navy League continued to support the Navy and promote the welfare of sailors. During both World Wars, and into the late 60s, the Navy League operated numerous hostels and Sailor’s Homes, on both coasts.
Toronto, October 12, 1955
A slogan was used in 1945 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Navy League:
Hamilton, August 30, 1945
WWII Ditty Bags
The Navy League Ditty Bag, (a small gift bag full of clothing, food and sundries) was a welcome comfort to sailors throughout this time. Volunteers made or purchased items to fill these bags, following a list of suggested items useful for daily life aboard ship. The Navy League arranged for the distribution of these bags to members of the navy and merchant navy.
Two sailors unpack "ditty bags" containing a variety of comforts like knitted socks, books, and chewing gum. (Canadian War Museum)
Hamilton, September 11, 1943
1910 - 1960
The slogan was in use at all main post offices from late April to June.
Canadian Postal Museum
Edmonton, May 17, 1960
ARMY SERVICE CORPS
1901 - 1961
The Royal Canadian Army Service Corps was an administrative and transport corps of the Canadian Army formed in 1901.
The Ordnace Corps function was to provision troops with uniforms, weapons, and equipment. The Corps was organized on July 1, 1903, as the Ordnance Stores Corps and redesignated in 1907 as the Canadian Ordnance Corps.
Toronto, June 4 1963
DU CORPS DES
The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was a corps of the Canadian Army established in 1903.
Montreal, October 10, 1963
The French slogan was used in Montreal and Quebec City
The English Slogan "ROYAL CANADIAN SIGNALS DIAMOND JUBILEE 1903-1963"was used at Charlottetown, Halifax, Kingston, Toronto, Moncton, and Ottawa.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) is one of Canada's most famous infantry regiments. The regiment was founded in 1914 and named after Princess Patricia of Connaught, the daughter of the Governor General at that time. The PPCLI was the first Canadian unit to serve overseas in WWI, earning distinction at the Battle of Freezenberg by holding a fragile line against a determined German attack.
Ottawa, August 17, 1964
The PPCLI will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 1914:
ROYAL 22E REGIMENT
The Royal 22e Régiment originated in Saint-Jean-sur- Richelieu, Quebec on 7 November 1914, when the '22nd (French Canadian) Battalion, CEF' was authorized to be formed. It is the most famous francophone organization of the Canadian Forces. The 22nd went to France as part of the 5th Canadian Brigade and the 2nd Canadian Division in September 1915, and fought with distinction in every major Canadian engagement until the end of the war.
Ottawa, October 8, 1964
The slogan was used at Ottawa, Quebec, St. Jean, Sherbrooke, and Montreal
The Royal 22e Régiment will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 1914.
TOR. SCOTS REGT.
The Toronto Scottish Regiment was raised in 1915 as the 75th Battalion. The Battalion served in France and Belgium during WWI, winning a total of 18 Battle Honours. Following the war, the 75th Battalion became The Mississauga Regiment in the post-war Canadian Militia and then in the early 1920s The Toronto Scottish Regiment. With the outbreak of war in 1939, The Toronto Scottish mobilized as a machine-gun unit. Twenty-one battle honours were awarded to the regiment for WWII.
Toronto, June 9, 1965
C. PRO. C.
1940 - 1965
The Canadian Provost Corps (C Pro C) was the military police corps of the Canadian Army. C Pro C was authorized on 15 Jun 1940 and ceased to exist in 1969 upon the unification of the armed forces.
Toronto, June 9, 1965
OTTAWA, MAY 1963
The Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held its regular semiannual ministerial meeting at Ottawa on May 22–24, 1963. According to the communique released at the end of the meeting, the Ministers emphasized that the enduring character of the North Atlantic alliance, founded on the principles of interdependence and common defense, constituted a basic guarantee for the maintenance of peace.
Toronto, May 13, 1963
ARMED FORCES DAY
JUNE 11 JUIN
Toronto, May 30, 1966
FOR A PLANNED
FUTURE JOIN THE
Victoria, June 25, 1954
OF YOUR LIFE
JOIN THE ARMY
Toronto, February 17, 1956
AIR FORCE NOW
Vancouver, December 19, 1956
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