Fonds Fonds 106 - Kenneth James Arril fonds

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Kenneth James Arril fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 106

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213 photographs

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(d. 2002)

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ZP 1463 Kenneth James Arril joined the Canadian Army as an Officer Cadet 13 March 1943. Promoted to Lieutenant in June, he was transferred to the A-35 Canadian Parachute Training Centre to undertake training for the First Canadian Parachute Battalion and qualified as a parachutist 3 September 1943. He embarked for overseas service 15 February 1944 and was wounded 6 June 1944. Returning to Canada 18 April 1945 he was posted to the A-35 Canadian Parachute Training Centre and promoted to Captain 9 February 1946. Captain Arril remained as a parachute instructor at the Canadian Joint Air Training Centre after being promoted to Major in 1952. From July 1956 to August 1957 Major Arril was specially employed in Indo-China. He then joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Depot staff as Chief Instructor 16 January 1960 coming from the Royal Canadian School of Infantry at Camp Bordon. From 1961 to 1964 he served in various Headquarters Staff positions, mainly in Manitoba before being posted to UNTSO in Pakistan in 1965 to 1966. He retired in 1967. He died on March 2, 2002, and was buried in Ottawa.

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The fonds contains 12 loose scrapbook pages containing 213 photographs of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry recruits and training exercises at Fort Osborne Barracks and Minto Armouries, Manitoba, Shilo, Manitoba, the Ottawa Gas School and Dundurn Camp, Saskatchewan.

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Gift of Kenneth Arril, 2000.


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Record No. 20.42
Most of the photographs are located in the 2000-2001 oversize accessions.

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