Item 2017-027-158 - 2nd AA Battery, Fort Macaulay, B.C.C.B.

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PR-286-2017-027-158

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2nd AA Battery, Fort Macaulay, B.C.C.B.

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  • 1940 (Creation)

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Photograph, B and W Print, 15.5 x 24.5 cm.

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Donated in 2017.

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Photographer: Undetermined.
Location: Macaulay Point.

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Photograph 2017-027-164 (not digitized) in this fonds. Date and names taken from notes with this copy.

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Dated 1939 in this copy, but 1940 in second copy. Location incorrectly spelled "Ft. McCulley" on verso.

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Second copy has accompanying page of notations by Barney Hagar, August 1999. Back row, left to right: Ernie [Underwood], ___ , ___ , John Clayton, Red Menzies, Chet Harrington, ___ , Fred Carr, ___ , ___ , ___ , Abbot ?, "Wug" McMullin, Sgt McIntosh? Second row: Joe Rose, ___ , Bill Ismay (Killed RCAF), Ray Winterburn, John Armstrong, Barney Hagar, Longworth, Melhuish? ___ , Sgt Armstrong, ___ , Sgt. Andy Johnson. Front row: Stepney, Les Fane, Dave Meredith, ___ , Sgt Fuller, Lt. Ernie Marshall, Lt Somebody with Head Stuck on for photo purposes, Capt Bob Phipps, Lt Jake Farnsworth, Lt "Sneaker" Shoes Lambert, BSM Dave Richards, Harris Munsie, Dave Townsend, Buzz [Leslie Underwood]. Seated at front: Bob Sales, George Dingwall, ___ , Speller, Speller, ___ . "2nd HAA Bty For Macauley [sic] June or July 1940. Sequestered to Coast Defence & hated it." On attached note: "June or July 1940 @ Fort Macauley [sic] Esquimalt. 2nd Heavy AA Battery / as we had not guns [to] use we put into role of Coast Defence on the old 1890s 6 inch guns (Temporarily until our new guns were to arrive from England - one big farce)"

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