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South Alberta Regimental March:   "A Southerly Wind And A Cloudy Sky"

 

   

                                              

 

 Pictures of SAR VETERANS can be viewed on our PICTURE BOOK PAGES. 

History has a way of becoming lost in today's busy world.  It is important that we all remember the sacrifices made by these veterans and their fallen comrades.  I hope that this website will encourage us all to remember and be grateful to these men who played such a significant part in our country's history.

1941 - 1942

"A nation that forgets its past has no future", Sir Winston Churchill

Some of us were lucky to know Danny while others were luckier in that we could call Danny and Sheila Friends.  Danny had the knack of making you feel special when speaking one to one.  The one thing you could always count on was his loyalty to a friendship.  He was a soldier's soldier. Danny grew up with my dad in Medicine Hat, played sports with my dad and served with him overseas. He was the connection to my dad.  We were friends.

 

 biography of Danny McLeod, Always  a Leader.

 The Lives of Major Danny McLeod, are now available.

 
The biography traces Danny's life from his beginnings in Medicine Hat, through WW ll, including his time at Sandhurst, UK, during officer training, and in combat, and through his peacetime service with the Calgary Tanks and Lord Strathcona's Horse (LDSH) in Calgary.Other chapters deal with his experiences in Indochina in the 1950's, Royal Military College in the 1960's, the National Hockey League in the 1970's, and Senior A  hockey in general. It closes with his life as a car salesman extraordinaire through to the present, highlighting his work on behalf of the South Alberta Regiment, and numerous veterans issues, including his experience with battlefield tours.
 
The book is a soft cover with 396 pages including photos and sells for $30.00 plus $1.50 GST plus postage. Copies may be obtained from the author Ted Nurse. He can be reached by:
 
1.   Phone at 1-613-634-4347
 
2.   Email at tednurse41@gmail.com
 
3.   Mail HCol (R) Ted Nurse, 409 Tanglewood Drive, Kingston, Ontario K7M 7V8. 
 
If you wish to buy a book, advise Ted by any of the above means providing your particulars and address including postal code, and the number of books you want to buy. 
 
He will get back to you with the full cost including postage. You may then send a cheque or money order, payable to Ted Nurse, and upon receipt Ted will send the book or books to you.
 
Best regards,
 
The SARVA Executive

 

 
 

 

 

Our friend and SAR Veteran Jack Porter receiving the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from SARVA President Swatty Wotherspoon

               

      In Support of Canada's Finest.  Click here to learn   about Canada's Armed Forces.

 

 

 

 

 

A history of the SAR through Cap badges of Predecessors and Successors of the SAR-  CLICK HERE

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

This project initially started out as my personal tribute dedicated to my father, Captain R. E. Crawford, who served with the SAR and later with the R.C.A.F.   This website has evolved from that TRIBUTE PAGE and is my way of honouring both my father and the men of the SAR.Two close friends of mine have been instrumental in developing this site.   Jack Porter is a SAR Veteran who served with the SAR during the war.  Jack worked long and hard at developing a set of 'Memorial Books'  which the three outstanding slide shows on this site are based on.  Our friend Ben McDougall provided the much needed technical assistance.  The 3 Power-point slide shows (complete with music) were developed as a way of showing tribute to the men of the SAR as well as the Picture Book Pages showing SAR members, mostly during the War.

Thanks;  Mike Crawford                                   

 

                                                              

 

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A REGIMENTAL HISTORY

A HISTORY OF THE

S.A.R.V.A.

OF CANADA

ROLL

OF

 HONOUR:  

The S.A.R.

MEDALS, AWARDS

 AND CITATIONS

 Power Point slide show

 

 

 

 

 

 REUNION PICTURES

 EVENTS

SAR-SAHL

MUSEUM

SAR BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA.

A MEMORIAL BOOK Power Point Slide Show

GRAVES AND MEMORIALS

         

SAR PICTURE BOOK

(A collection of pictures submitted by members)

MAJ. DAVID CURRIE

V.C.

SAR PRISONERS

OF WAR

P.O.W.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP 

AND CONTACT

Regimental

Colour

 

         
 

GUESTBOOK  

 

GRAVESTONES

A MEMORIAL 

 Power Point Slide Show

REGIMENTAL KIT

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LINKS

HUMOUR

 

Updated Wednesday March 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

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