No 1 Canadian transit camp information sheet

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No 1 Canadian transit camp information sheet

Description

Welcome to transit camp with instructions for reception, recreational facilities, money equivalents and departures. Second page show map of facility.

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Two page typewritten document with map

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MSangerEW125630-151104-02

Transcription

1 CANADIAN TRANSIT CAMP ( X PW )
Lt-CoL Vincent McKenna, MC, ED.
Commanding Officer

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1. WELCOME to #1 Canadian Transit Camp (X PW )

2. OBJECT - to make you as comfortable as possible and to provide an early return to “Blighty".

3. DIAGRAM OF CAMP - see reverse side of this sheet.

4. RECEPTION DRILL - This-is laid on in order that you may be immediately ready for despatch as soon as planes are available.

(a) Debus on Square - heavy kit may be left there and picked up later.
(b) Halt for latrines as required.
(c) Medical inspection.
(d) Documentation.
(e) Clothing.
(f) Prepare for showers in the dressing room.
(g) Showers.
(h) Dress it clean clothes and discard old clothing in the receptacles provided.
(i) Red Cross for free issues of cigs, sweets, razor, soap, etc.
(j) Dusting.
(k) Pick up kit left at point “A" and proceed to Coys for quartering - twin beds provided (upper and lower).
(l) Food at last and then freedom to go and come as you please.
(m) Interrogation on a voluntary basis.
(n) Pay normally follows dusting but may come after your meal.

5. [underlined] RECREATIONAL FACILITIES [/UNDERLINED]
(a) [underlined] DRY CANTEEN [/underlined] – “Rest Awhile", operated by the British Council of Voluntary Workers and Cdn Auxiliary Services, providing tea, cigs, various games such as ping-pong, etc, writing and reading facilities, plus dance bands or other music .

(b) [underlined] Wet Canteen [/underlined] - "Half-Way House”, operated by this unit. The beer is only a fair substitute for “Mild and Bitter".

(c) [underlined] Movies [/underlined] or [underlined] "Flicks" [/underlined] , whichever you prefer, are held in the building as noted on the reverse side.

(d) [underlined] Gift Shops [/underlined] attractive articles may be purchased at the two "Gift Shops” for your wives, sweethearts or children. One of these is in the Dry Canteen operated by the Canadian YMCA, and the other, as shown on the diagram, by the Voluntary Army Welfare Services, 21 Army Gp.

6. [underlined] MONEY EQUIVALENTS [/underlined]

[underlined] Canadian [/underlined] [underlined] English [/underlined] [underlined] French [/underlined] [underlined] Belgian [/underlined] [underlined] Dutch [/underlined] [underlined]German [/underlined]

$1.00 £0.4.6 45 Frs 40 Frs 2 Glds & 35c 9 Marks

7. [underlined] DEPARTURE [/underlined]

Your stay here will be short - 12 to 48 hours in most cases, and you will then be despatched by air. This unit receives about 1 hour’s notice before actual departure, in which time personnel must be notified by loud speaker, collected by serials on the square, issued embarkation cards, (AFsW 3060) in duplicate, embus, given haversack lunch and despatched to the airfield.

There is no desire on the part of this unit to restrict your comings and goings but [underlined] remember [/underlined] if you are not around when your serial is called, you will miss your plane and must wait over.

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1 CANADIAN TRANSIT CAMP ( X PW )
ST ANNE’S BARRACKS

[drawing of barracks]

Citation

“No 1 Canadian transit camp information sheet,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 6, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26599.

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