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Luxford, David

David Luxford was born 11 June 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from St. James Collegiate in 1948. He joined the St. James Cadet Battalion (later the Winnipeg Grenadiers Cadet Battalion) in 1943 and attended Summer Camps in 1949 and 1950. In January 1951 he joined the Canadian Officer's Training Corps and went to Camp Borden where he enlisted in the Canadian Army Regular Force in July. He was sent to Valcartier, Quebec and later joined the 1st Canadian Rifle Battalion for service in Hanover Germany as part of the 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade, NATO Force. In October 1953 the 1st Canadian Rifle Battalion was redesignated as 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles. Luxford was stationed in Germany until November 1953 when he returned with the Battalion to Currie Barracks, Calgary. He attended courses in Demolition and Atomic, Biological, Chemical Defensive Warfare before resigning from the Canadian Army in 1959. He rejoined the Reserves in May 1964 attaining the rank of Captain and Adjutant of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. He moved to Calgary in 1972 and worked in various sales and morketing positions. Dave is a long time gun collector and volunteer at the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum.

Directorate of History and Heritage

The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, as part of the Canadian Armed Forces falls under the command of the Department of National Defence. Under the direction of the Department of National Defence, the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH) is mandated to safeguard and disseminate Canadian military history and heritage to meet departmental goals, provide meritorious service recognition, and reinforce Canadian Forces (CF) identity. The Directorate of History and Heritage provides for, administers and maintains the CF museum system and policies for the Canadian Forces. The CF museum system is the collective term for the grouping of CF museums under the supervision of the Staff Officer, Museums and Historical Collections (DHH 5). Each official CF museum (and unaccredited unit/base historical collection) is an independent, self-financed, non-public fund (NPF) institution operating under the authority and direction of its supporting commander. On 1 September, 1996, The Directorate of History (DHist) and, The Directorate of Military Traditions and Heritage (DMTH) were amalgamated to form The Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH). The Canadian Forces Music Centre (CF Mus C) became a sub-unit of DHH on 1 April, 1997. The mission of the Directorate of History and Heritage is to preserve and develop Canadian Forces history, heritage, traditions, military honours, museum and music systems. Official records and photographs are automatically transferred to either the National Archives or the Directorate of History and Heritage. Serving and retired members often obtain copies of War Diaries, their service records and photographs and these items become part of their personal collections.


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Benner, Don

3355638 Donald Alexander Benner was born 21 June 1888 in Owen Sound, Ontario. He was farming in Saskatchewan when he was drafted in July 1918 and subsequently transferred to the 260th Battalion, Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force. After spending a year in Siberia he was eventually discharged in 1920.

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