Pictured here are two groups of soldiers from a Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer’s Mobile Recovery Section. These men performed extremely important work behind the scenes keeping the Canadian Army’s equipment and vehicles working throughout the campaigns in Italy and Northwest Europe. The photographs shown here were taken in Holland in 1944-45.
Pictured here are two groups of soldiers from a Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer’s Mobile Recovery Section. These men performed extremely important work behind the scenes keeping the Canadian Army’s equipment and vehicles working throughout the campaigns in Italy and Northwest Europe. The photographs shown here were taken in Holland in 1944-45.

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RCEME soldiers getting ready to go on leave from field BIVOUAC

RCEME soldiers getting ready to go on leave from field BIVOUAC in North Western Europe during WWII.

Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Military Museum

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RCEME Mobile Unit

RCEME Mobile Unit. This was a mobile recovery unit during WWII. They were stationed in northwest Europe during WWII.

Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Military Museum

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Develop an understanding of the participation and role of Canada’s Army in the World War II
  • Examine the contributions, sacrifices and experiences of individuals who participated in military events during World War II
  • Identify key locations in which Canada’s military operated during World War II
  • Evaluate the weapons and technology used by Canadian soldiers

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