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"Standing for King and Country" - that was the motto of The Fighting Tenth, otherwise known as 10th BATTALION (CEF) COMMEMORATIVE ASSOCIATION, an amazing group of dedicated reenactors representing the 10th Battalion from World War I.
Battalion members served from 1914 to 1919, and participated in every major Canadian battle of the First World War, setting a record for the most decorations earned by a Canadian unit in a single battle at Hill 70.
The 10th Battalion is depicted in two major films, "Legends of the Fall", and "Passchendaele".
In addition to exhibiting WWI trench warfare, you will also enjoy their demonstrations of weapons and field signals.
Join with them in their "pièce de résistance": group singing of WWI songs like "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag", and "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning".
We are very excited to have the 10th Battalion with us, as we honour those who fought in the Great War & helped the reshaping of a century.
"Vigorous training, hazardous duty." These were the words that lured prospective volunteers to the First Special Service Force in World War II.
The FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE were among the hand-picked best, selected for their rugged, outdoor backgrounds from throughout North America - a group of volunteer, elite soldiers from both the U.S. and Canada. They received intense training as paratroopers, ski troops, mountain fighters, demolition experts, amphibious forces and hand-to-hand combat experts.
1st SSF saw service during WWII in Italy and France. To their foes they were termed "The Black Devils" due to their notorious commando raids, and more popularly back home as "The Devil's Brigade".
You will get a real sense of what life was like in the field as the First Special Service Force Living History Association implements actual combat tactics! It's as close as you can get to war without actual combat.
The PRAIRIE MOTOR BRIGADE are members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, a group of military vehicle enthusiasts interested in the history of military vehicles and their preservation. They partner with the First Special Service Force, Living History Association.
One of the first military vehicles mass-produced in the United States, the Willys MB (and Ford GPW) US Army jeep is the culmination of war-time ingenuity. By July of 1941, the War Department, needing standardization, selected Willys-Overland to fulfill its contract, with their low bid ($748.74/unit), and because of the company's ability to fulfill production needs.
These Jeeps were used to transport personnel during the conflict in Vietnam and the Phillipines. The MB is equipped with a simulated 30 Cal Model 1919 Machine Gun, which works with oxygen and propane. And you'll be able to see this MB ¼ truck "M*A*S*H Jeep" right here at Days of Yore!
Didsbury has become known as a community that loves vintage and classic vehicles, and we encourage all veterans and families to come see the historic military vehicle exhibit. It's fast becoming one of the favourite groups at Days of Yore - a very special "show and shine" in Didsbury.