"One of the oldest Canadian military units, the First Battalion The Halifax Rifles, has arrived
overseas. The unit, which will one day carry the name of Halifax in battle, perhaps the invasion of
Europe, is now an armoured battalion. In other wars many from the ranks of this fine old
regiment served in action. The unit was first organized in March, 1860, and was then known as
The First Halifax Volunteer Battalion.

The pictures on this page, taken just prior to embarkation, are as follows:"

-From The Halifax Herald-July 2, 1943

                      
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NOTE: Click on
the individual
image
numbers
on this page, to
view individual
groups in a large
version, with
names and home
towns of
individuals.
#1- 1 Troop-"A" Sqn
#2- Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. R.Colwell
#3- 2 Troop-"A" Sqn
#4- 5 Troop "C" Sqn
#5- Troopers Fiander & Lovett, Halifax
#6- Captain T.G. Drysdale-Wallace, N.S
#7- A-2 Troop-"A" Sqn
#8- 1 Troop "A" Sqn
#9- Serving pie at cookhouse
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#10-1 Troop "C" Sqn
#11-F Troop "C" Sqn
#12-Tpr. E.J. Nolan gets a haircut from Tpr. A. Boe
#13-Staff Officers and Sqn Commanders
#14-2 Troop "C" Sqn.
#15-Loading tranport prior to embarkation
#16-Recce Troop-"A" Sqn
#17- Front page picture
#18-Page three picture
"Of these 638 soldiers in the Regiment at the time, photos of 209 of them
appeared in the Herald's coverage with names of the 84 Nova Scotia
Communities, from which they came.    
Photo Listing in WORD DOC
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Halifax Herald-Picture Page One
Halifax Herald-Picture Page Three
INDEX of HERALD PICTURES
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"Embarkation" at Halifax
painting by George Tinning
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Can Troops returning home
Arriving  at Halifax-1945
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On 17 June 1943, after several sailing delays due to
enemy submarine activity off shore, The
2nd Army
Tank Brigade, which included  The Halifax Rifles
complement of  638 Officers and Men,  departed
Halifax aboard HMS Andes for the United Kingdom
from Pier 22.
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