Fonds Fonds 50 - Ronald Dale Fraser fonds

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Ronald Dale Fraser fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 50

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  • 1955-1961 (Creation)
    Fraser, Ronald Dale

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42 photographs. - 2 cm of textual records. - 1 video cassette

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Born 15 December 1934 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Ronald Dale Fraser joined the Royal Regina Regiment (militia) in 1949 and then enlisted with the Royal Canadian Regiment in 1951. He served with the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment beginning in 1952 and was promoted to Lance Corporal in 1954 and Corporal in 1955 while on NATO duties with the Second Battalion in Germany. When he returned to Canada he received his jump training (parachute) and glider training in 1955. He rebadged to the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1957 with the rank of Corporal and was an Observer with the Canadian Delegation 1958-1960 in Vietnam. Corporal Fraser was then posted to Camp Borden, Ontario for advanced training and was promoted to the rank of Lance Sergeant and assigned administrative duties there. In 1965 he was confirmed in the rank of Sergeant and then transferred to the First Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1967. While in Edmonton, Alberta, he completed the Stewards Course and then went to Cyprus for a 6 month United Nations tour prior to moving with the First Battalion in 1968 to Currie Barracks in Calgary, Alberta. In 1971 Sergeant Fraser completed another tour in Cyprus with the First Battalion and then transferred to the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1973. He retired from the military in 1974. Following retirement Fraser held various management positions and joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, eventually receiving the Long Service Medal from that organization. He was an active member of the PPCLI Association and a volunteer with the PPCLI Museum and Archives.

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The fonds contains 14 photographs of airborne jump training at Rivers, Manitoba, 1955, 25 photographs of Ron Fraser's tour in Vietnam 1958-1960 and 3 photographs of Winter Survival School at Grand Cache, Alberta in 1961. Includes a collected song sheet: Sing sing sing / donated by Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada (ca. 1939-ca. 1945). Includes a collected article: Recipe for victory : the fight for Hill 677 during the Battle of the Kap'yong River, 24-25 April 1951 / Brent Wilson (Canadian Military History, 2000). Includes PPCLI gallery notes apparently authored by Fraser, "PPCLI, a proud fighting regiment " and "Vimy Ridge" (ca. 2005). Includes a video cassette, "Fall out : the Canadian Airborne Regiment" featuring Mike Smith.

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Gift of Ron Fraser, 2001-2005.


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Record No. 01.21; 01.65; 04.18.01; 05.15; A2014.53

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The video cassette is located at V208 in the video storage area.

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