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23321Re: [WarOf1812] Topham Victoria Cross OT

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  • suthren@magma.ca
    Nov 3, 2004
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Len Heidebrecht" <lheidebrecht@...>
      To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 1:54 PM
      Subject: [WarOf1812] Topham Victoria Cross OT


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      > Hello all,
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      > As the Capt of C Coy 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Re-enacted,
      > I've been following this discussion with interest even though we are
      > rather off topic.
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      > To be honest, fellow re-enactors, veterans and friends of the 1st
      > Canadian Parachute Bn have been aware of the situation and have been
      > organizing a fund for a while since the announcement was made of this
      > pending sale. Veteran and President of the 1 Can Para Association Jan
      > de Vries (Juno Beach Project) and the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
      > have been heading up this fund.
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      > 'Toppy' was never a member of the Queen's Own, they happen to be the
      > infantry unit in Toronto with a Jump Company tasking in the Canadian
      > Forces and as such a close association with the Airborne family.
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      > The overwhelming sentiment of the family and public has been to keep
      > this medal in Canada and in the public view. That being said, a
      > $300,000 bid has been put forward by a private European source. If
      > that happens the medal set will effectively disappear.
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      > Please have a look at the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada website at;
      > http://www.qor.com/ for updates and about your donation, should you
      > choose. I think it's a worthy cause.
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      > I would be pleased to continue this discussion off line with anyone
      > who will.
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      > Ex Coelis,
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      > Len
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      > The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of
      square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of
      square miles...
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      > Unit Contact information for North America:
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      > Crown Forces Unit Listing:
      > http://1812crownforces.tripod.com
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      > American Forces Unit Lisiting
      > http://usforces1812.tripod.com
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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