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New book: Pacific Coast Militia Rangers (PCMR)

October 17 2013 at 10:05 PM
Stu McDonald 

About to be published: Pictorial History of the PCMR (Pacific Coast Militia Rangers)

I met the author (David Clark of Victoria) and had an extensive look at the draft copy of this excellent book. He has produced a very welcome, comprehensive and well-illustrated book and I am sure others will want a copy. I am not involved in the book production or marketing but have ordered some for myself and for two military museums here in BC. The advertising notice appears below:



For over a year, three P.C.M.R. enthusiasts spent their time combing archives and museums and the holdings of dozens of military collectors, photographing original uniforms, badges, weapons, kit, and collecting pictures, documents, Ranger histories, and talking to Rangers and their descendants, to uncover the mostly unknown or forgotten story of the wartime Rangers of British Columbia.

This 368 page soft bound pictorial history, with 50 pages of colour photographs, brings together original documents showing how the Rangers came into being, how companies were created and administered and how they were trained. The historical records and photographs of the South Vancouver Island Rangers, Company No. 1 of the P.C.M.R., are featured thanks to the generous assistance of James Whyte, the S.V.I.R. historian. Two chapters on the Canadian Rangers and the Junior Canadian Rangers, concentrating on 4CRPG, the successors to the P.C.M.R., conclude the book.

W.S. (Bill) Fowler (Pacific Region Ranger Liaison Officer ret'd), and James A. Goguen had both wanted to put a Pacific Coast Militia Ranger book together for years, and in collaboration with David B. Clark, who wrote the book, that has now become a reality.

For Ranger enthusiasts, Winchester and Marlin rifle collectors, badge collectors, military buffs, historians, and the public, this book offers a wealth of information hitherto unavailable about these unsung homeland protectors of World War II.

Ordering information may be found at . Books $49.95 CDN
plus shipping, handling and tax where appicable.

Border fees may apply outside of Canada. For U.S.A. $49.95 USD applies with shipping and handling and potential border fees. E-mail for quote.

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Stu McDonald

PCMR book - where to order

October 17 2013, 10:18 PM 

Well, my computer ignored the ordering address for David Clark's book.

You can order by emailing him at:


My apologies for the missing information.


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Clive M. Law - Service Publications


October 19 2013, 7:04 PM 

I wish they had contacted me. First, I would have been interested in publishing this, but more importantly I have a number of PCMR photos that would have been of interest - including private photos of the stand-down parade.

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Stu McDonald

Future editions?

October 19 2013, 11:43 PM 

The authors are considering a second edition, if sales merit it, in order to include additional items such as yours. I am sure that other materials will also come to light along with those in your possession. Stu

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Steve Pederson

Future additions

August 22 2016, 10:56 PM 

Any update on the second book?

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Bob Campbell


October 21 2013, 12:29 PM 

Bill and Dave have produced an amazing resource. I was allowed to see a draft while they were looking through my meagre collection.

Can't wait to get my copies soon.


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Gary Holderman

Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Book

January 17 2014, 3:58 PM 

How do we purchase David Clark's book?

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Stu McDonald

Purchasing PCMR history

January 18 2014, 11:51 AM 

The book can be ordered by contacting: pcmr.history@shaw.ca


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Buying a copy

April 7 2017, 1:54 PM 

Where can I buy a copy? The @shaw.ca site is no longer running

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