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Chris Buckham is an avid reader of military history books and he regularly publishes reviews of the books he reads. Check him out at The Military Reviewer.


RAUSI began as “The Alberta Military Institute” in 1920. In 1947 it became “The Alberta United Services Institute,” and Finally, the prefix “Royal” was added by royal granting 1979.

Since 1920 the Institute has been housed at the Mewata Armoury in Calgary, sharing the Officer’s’ Mess with the various units stationed in Calgary. The aim of the Institute has always included provision of support to the Regular and Reserve Units, as well as the Cadet Movement.

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My career in the Canadian Armed Forces took me to many areas of supply, from working in a clothing depot in 26 Central Ordnance Depot (26 COD) in Cobourg, Ontario, to 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade Group in Petawawa where I worked in 2 Ordnance Field Park (2OFP) maintaining spare parts for a brigade. While in Camp Petawawa, i did a summer tour in 1966 in Thule, Greenland. This was for Operation Boxtop, which was to re-supply Canadian Forces Station Alert at the top of Ellesmere Island, which is about 1000 miles from the North Pole. Then in summer of 1967 on to Germany where I served 4 years as a supply technician for 4 MP Platoon (4 Military Police Platoon) in Fort Henry, Soest, Germany.

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