Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Tanks preserved in Canada 3: Saskatchewan

Armoured Fighting Vehicles preserved in Saskatchewan

Data current to 7 May 2018.

The data found on this page has been compiled by the author.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Armoured Fighting Vehicles in Canada would be most welcome. 

If you have information and photographs of armoured fighting vehicles missing from this list that you are willing to share, updates would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Lieutenant-Colonel David V Currie in his Humber Armoured Recconnaissance Car, near Bergen-op-Zoom, the Netherlands, Oct 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3227188)

Moose Jaw, LCol D.V. Currie VC Armoury.

  (Rob Tryhorn Photos)

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No.  69258), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129737, DND No. 78-696, 33, LCol D.V. Currie VC Armoury.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

Universal Carrier Mk I, Serial No. 44-1-300, Prairie Command, LCol D.V. Currie VC Armoury.

Universal Carrier with Vickers MG, Saskatoon Light Infantry, Italy, 8 Mar 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520400)

Universal Carrier with Vickers MG, Saskatoon Light Infantry, Laurenzana, Italy, 19 Sep 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3520408)

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

Ferret Scout Car, LCol D.V.  Currie VC Armoury.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

 (Doug G Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. 67-35915), 41C, LCol D.V.  Currie VC Armoury.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), UN markings, LCol D.V.  Currie VC Armoury.

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

AVGP Cougar, Currie VC Armoury.  

Swift Current

 (Andy Keys Photos)

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, CFR, 78-947, (Serial No. S64990), built by Fisher, Reg. No.  30122969.  This tank is dedicated to the 14th Hussars, Recreational Centre Memorial, 6th Ave & Sidney St East, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

 (Maxwell Toms Photos)

Universal Carrier Mk. I, CT43099, 51, Recreational Centre Memorial, 6th Ave & Sidney St East, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

   

Major Hal Skaarup has woven together an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored armoured fighting vehicles on display in Canada. He highlights the importance of these upon key turning points in history when these AFVs were in use as tools of war at home and overseas. We often associate the evolution of military prowess with the advancement of sophisticated technology. Major Skaarup's descriptions of Canadian armour as it evolved to the level it has today reveals that military planners have had to be continuously creative in adapting to the changes in modern combat. They had to devise many intricate techniques, tactics and procedures to overcome the insurgents and opposition forces faced in Afghanistan and future overseas missions where Canadian armour will be brought into play. This guide book will show the interested reader where to find examples of the historical armour preserved in Canada, and perhaps serve as a window on how Canada's military contribution to safety and security in the world has evolved.

Lieutenant-General Steven S. Bowes

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