About the C.C.F & Legion of Frontiersmen
Legion of FrontiersmenFounded in 1905 in England by Roger Pocock, the Frontiersmen have historical ties to the Scout movement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and various armed forces units.In the First World War members of the Frontiersmen helped fill many of the ranks of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the 19th Alberta Dragoons of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the 49th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force(today's Loyal Edmonton Regiment), the 210th Frontiersmen Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the 25th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, and the Newfoundland Regiment(now the Royal Newfoundland Regiment). Frontiersmen also manned Fort Waldegrave with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve in St. John's Newfoundland, from 1916 to 1918.An expanded history of the Legion can be found at the Frontiersmen Historian website.
Canadian Corps of FrontiersmenThe Halifax unit was raised in the 1990's as the 1st Halifax/Dartmouth Branch, Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen(8th Division), the unit mainly focused on clean up of public paths and wilderness events in its early years. By 2012 the unit had changed its name to the Canadian Corps of Frontiersmen, 8th Squadron and began focusing not only on the clean up of public paths, but also the preservation of local & Frontiersmen history as well as the slow restoration of our area's near forgotten and disappearing cemeteries.
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