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The Dukes - The Story of the Men Who have Served in Peace and War with the British Columbia Regiment (D.C.O.) 1883-1973 *SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND MANY OTHER REGIMENTAL MEMBERS*
The British Columbia Regiment (D.C.O.), Canada 1974 - Signed 438 pages. Author's signature inside front board. "Tells the story of B.C.'s earliest militia units from one of which the British Columbia Regiment has its descent. Describes the Regiment's participation in the South African War and in both World Wars, and much more." - from dust jacket. Includes black and white illustrations, index, bibliography, fatality and casualty lists, repatriated prisoners of war (WWII) list, and list of honour and award winners. This extraordinary copy is signed by an additional 20 people. Signatures upon front free endpaper: LCol David L. Vaughan, CD (World War II Veteran) and former CO (1961 to 1964); LCol Archie M. Steacy, CD, CO (1974 to 1978 incl.); LCol Grant B. Larkin, CD, Former CO (1970 to 1973); Honourary Lt Col John W. Toogood, CD World War II BC Regiment Veteran and former CO (1945-to 1949); Major Ernest Bowmer, MC, RMO (World War II British Army Veteran); Captain Arthur Goodson (World War I and II, BC Regiment Veteran) Musketry Expert; Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth A. Parr, CD, RSM. Signatures upon back free endpaper include: Captain Robert Elrick (attached to BC Regiment from the Royal Canadian Dragoons); Major Robert Stanley (Squadron Commander); Captain Jack D. Drake (Squadron 2 I/C); Lieutenant Eric B. Foster (Troop Officer); Major Donald E. Hein (Officer's Mess President); Lieutenant Robert J. Baylis (Troup Officer); Lieutenant Norman A. Brown (Troop Officer); Lieutenant Robert B. Gauthier (Troop Officer); Master Warrant Officer Roger W. Prouse (SSM); Lieutenant Ralph D. MacRae (Troop Officer); Major Jack Tipton (Squadron Commander); Captain Brent R. Gray (Squadron 2 I/C); Officer Cadet Tom Baker (Troop Officer). Printed name of Lieutenant (Donald) Hilton on front free endpaper. Contents unmarked. Binding sound. Average wear to book. Small faint coffee drop to bottom edge of text. Dust jacket, now preserved in archival-grade Brodart, bears somewhat above-average wear. An exceptional copy. We are indebted to LCol Archie M. Steacy, CD, CO (1974 to 1978) for his generous assistance in identifying the signatures in this copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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