the term "Troopers"February 9 2006 at 2:39 PM
|John Sliz |
I came across a chart for engineer equipment dated August 2 1942 which has the following lines on it: `Already supplied from Troopers" and "Balance to be obtained from Troopers". What is Troopers? I figure that it is the Quartermaster or something like that. Notice that Troopers is in capitals so it must be a title of some kind. Any idea?
oddly enough, Trooper just came on the radio, "Raise a little hell, raise a..."
See Clive's Answer
|February 9 2006, 3:16 PM |
Edited out - thanks Clive - interesting little factoid; jealous once again at your access to the original docs in the archives.
And a good trivia bit for the website.
|This message has been edited by dorosh on Feb 9, 2006 8:43 PM|
|Clive M. Law - Service Publications|
|February 9 2006, 4:50 PM |
In telegrams and correspondance between CMHQ in London and NDHQ in Ottawa, whenever they referred to the British War Office they used the word Troopers. This is probably a take from the fact that the WO was located at a building called "Horse Guards" so the cavalry term was quite appropriate.
|February 10 2006, 5:54 AM |
Another telegraphic abbreviation that crops up is Carwash for the Canadian Army liaison staff in Washington. Canmilitary is CMHQ while DEFENSOR is DND.
|February 10 2006, 8:34 AM |
Thanks guys! That makes sense as there is also a reference to Canmilitary on the chart.
|August 4 2007, 9:22 PM |