Canadian Forestry Corps
Canadian Forestry Corps in WWII
Information supplied by Robert Briggs with contributions by JFLH

I wish to thank everyone who has made contributions of photos, stories and other info of their
family members of the Canadian Forestry Corps to this website.

If anyone has additional photos or stories they would like us to add here – we would be pleased to do so

We are continuously trying to keep as up-to-date as possible regarding links that are ever changing, that photo’s are properly credited & any sourced material is also properly credited.

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Canadian Forestry Corps No 22 & 24 Companies
Courtesy of Melanie McLennan

Built by Sgt Bill McKay

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps
District No. 2, Camp 26
Abergeldie (Balmoral)

Canadian Mobilization Point – Valcartier Camp, Quebec
Mobilization Date – 7 Jan 1942
Arrived in Scotland – 20 Jan 1942
Ceased Operations in Scotland – 28 May 1945
Camps Occupied in Scotland – (relocation dates indicated) – Abergeldie (Balmoral), Ballater; Blackhall, Banchory (14 Jun 44), Abernethy, Boat of Garden (30 Nov 1944)

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps
16 October 1941 – Authorized – Serial 2128 (GO 273/41)
7 January 1942 – Mobilized at Valcartier, PQ (CFC Website)
20 June 1945– Disbanded (GO 327/45)
Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - War Diaries
16444 – 1942/01-1945/06
7/1/42 – Organized from personnel of Forestry Wing, A(I) Training Centre A/13 at Valcartier Camp, PQ and officially came into being on 8th January 1942 under command of Acting. Major David Hilliard Lougheed of Vancouver, BC. There were six officers, 13 NCOs, and 181 privates for a total strength of 200 all ranks. In company with No. 23 Company CFC the unit marched from Valcartier Camp to Valcartier Railway Station and entrained. Train left at 1430 hours. [WD]
8/1/42 – Company arrived at Halifax and boarded SS Bergensfjord. [WD]
10/1/42 – Ship sailed for Scotland with Stratheden. [WD]
20/1/42 – Arrived in Scotland.
28/5/45 – Ceased operations in Scotland.
Courtesy of David Ryan

CFC Cap Badge
Courtesy of Robert J. Briggs

The war created a crisis in wood supply for the United Kingdom. Pre-war domestic production covered only a small fraction of the timber needed to support the war effort. In addition to civilian requirements, it was estimated that every soldier needed five trees: one for living quarters, messing, and recreation; one for crates to ship food, ammunition, tanks, and so on; and three for explosives, gun stocks, coffins, ships, factories, and direct or indirect support for the fighting line. It was not feasible to depend on imports as the ships were used for bringing in troops and left no room for lumber from the countries that Britain depended on prior to the war.
Canadians stepped up to fill this need. During 1941 and 1942, thirty companies drawn from all regions of Canada, totalling 220 officers and 6,771 regulars, were deployed to Scotland.

"We did load a ship with lumber, yeah. And it went to Africa and I took a chalk and I wrote my name and address on the board. I get to, it was about a month after, first thing I get this letter from the soldier in Africa. He says, "I want to tell you, he said, that you people, your job is important," he said, "We used your lumber today, we landed in Africa."
Courtesy of Joseph Wilmer Gagnon - The Memory Project Historica Canada

Once again the British Government turned to Overseas Woodsman to assist in the war effort. Given their impressive record in World War One it was natural that they looked to Canada to provide forestry units once again. In May 1940 the Canadian Government decided to form a Canadian Forestry Corps. Twenty Companies were initially formed with ten more as the war progressed.
The financial agreement between the two Governments as similar to that in World War I. Canada would bear the cost of pay, allowances and pensions, all initial personal equipment, transport to and from the United Kingdom. The British Government paid for "all other services connected with equipment, work or maintenance" and certain others, including medical services. Canada covered the cost for Medical Officers and Britain paid for hospitalization.
The arrangement was unusual as it resulted in a Canadian Unit working for the British, who controlled the areas of work and disposal of the product, but Military operations of the C.F.C. was never surrendered by the Canadians and came under command of Canadian Military Headquarters in London. Even though the C.F.C. had to serve two masters, no serious problems ever resulted.
Mobilization centres for the Corp spanned all across Canada, and recruited both English and French speaking personnel. Many of the volunteers were veterans of World War One, including the Corp's Commander, Brigadier- General J.B. White. Many of the men carried out the same duties as they did in civilian life, such as loggers, black smiths, lawyers, store man, cooks and clerks. The big difference between the new Corp and their World War One counter parts were the new Corp were considered Combat Troops

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps War Diaries - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Jan 1942 Feb 1942 Mar 1942
April 1942 May 1942 June 1942
July 1942 Aug 1942
War Diaries courtesy of Robert J. Briggs

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Enlisting and Training

This larger Map shows that the men came from across our country of Canada and where each of the original 20
companies was mobilized and what percentage from each province the men came from.
Courtesy of 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders

The Lethbridge Herald Thursday, July 3, 1941
VANCOUVER – Route marches won’t mean much to Gust Hildebrand, one of the latest recruits in the Canadian Forestry Corps, who arrived in Vancouver after a 250-mile hike from Cariboo Hide, B.C., to Hazelton

A CFC Soldier Enlisted Underage Posted to Reinforcement Section CFC - from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - No 22 Coy CFC War Diaries

After the initial 20 companies were raised an additional 10 companies were formed.
These companies were formed up in Valcartier Camp, Quebec. Except No. 25 Coy
which was formed up in Fredericton, NB
Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

The soldiers of No. 21 Coy – to No. 30 Coy were enlisted in various areas of Canada and then transferred to CFC Wing, Valcartier, A(I)TC – Army Infantry Training Centre
for combat training prior to going overseas. Valcartier CFC Combat Training

Enlisting in Vancouver BC

Courtesy of Jim MacDougall son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall

CFC soldiers at Valcartier Camp, Quebec

Photo courtesy of Bob Briggs – grandson of Pte Perle Bruce Tucker

Map of Camp Valcartier, Quebec
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Troop Movement

No 22 Coy CFC List of Soldiers Authorization & Organization
No. 22 Coy CFC organized under authority of A.(I)T.C. A/13 Part II Order No. 6 d 7.1.of organization and mobilization being 8 Jan 1942.
Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

No.22 Coy CFC Troop Movement CFC 8 Jan 1942 - Courtesy of David Ryan
* PLEASE NOTE – some pages are missing
TS 513 Serial Number 2188 - Unit No. 22 Company CFC - Embarkation Valcartier Date 7 Jan 1942
Destination Halifax Date 8 Jan 1942 – Ship # E441 Ship Name S.S. Bergensfjord – Convoy # NA1 AKA TC172

SS Bergensfjord in 1927 S.S. Bergensfjord Wikipedia
Anders Beer Wilse [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

No. 23 Coy CFC was on the same ship

Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-112993

Convoy in Bedford Basin, Halifax
1 Apr 1942

Interactive Map of Port of Halifax & PDF Map
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

No 22 Coy CFC Increase and Decrease 8 Jan 1942 - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage
The under mentioned personnel embarked on 8th Jan 1942 at Halifax Canada for Overseas and are S.O.S. C.A.S.F. Canada on that date.
Disembarkation occurred on Jan 20 1942 at Gourock, Scotland and they are T.O.S. C.A.S.F. Overseas on transfer 9 Jan 1942

Aboard the SS Bergensfjord from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Firth of Clyde is where the ship with the men came in to disembark at Gourock, Scotland

Interactive Map of Gourock
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

Ballater Station, for Balmoral Castle - - 1747043 Train Station at Balleter, Scotland - Wikipedia
Ben Brooksbank [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Camp 26

Braemar Jan 20, 1942

More Camp 26 Abergeldie Photos
Courtesy of of Jim MacDougall son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall

Tommy Gunners Aug 1942 in front of the canteen
Courtesy of of Jim MacDougall son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall

Interactive Map of Camp 26
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

Interactive CFC Map Scotland
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside

From: Paul Keenleyside
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:55 PM
To: Bob Briggs
Subject: Camp 26 - 22-24 COY: Locality Map
Hello Bob:
Using the UK Ordnance Survey website geographic tools and the list of camp locations using the listed National Grid locators, the precise location of Camp 26 is found. The 1929 topographic map doesn't show the effect of the camp being there as the last edition was printed before WWII.
One thing I did notice on all current variants of UK topographical maps for the area were marks left behind in an area where I figured the camp was. I did some very precise online surveying using the National Grid Reference in the copied sheet from the book, and was able to precisely locate the camp. It fit perfectly with the slides I took and Dad's pictures.
However, I've complete a new map using tools from the Ordnance Survey, creating this one which locates precisely where the camp was. This uses the current base of Ordnance Survey maps, plus the ability of visitors to create their own maps for actual publishing by the Ordnance Survey in the UK, complete with real Ordnance Survey cover (very similar to the published ones), so I added some customized enhancements.
In the pictures, the large closer promitory is Tom Mor, to the south is Creag Ghiubhais. I did a quick visualization of my slides, and the sawdust pile and the conveyor mechanism is to the west of Tom Mor.
The conveyor seems to be north/south.
This copy of the map can be used on your website as you desire.
The smaller version can also be used as an link to the actual size copy.
Map Camp 26 No. 22/24 Coy CFC
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside
From: Jim MacDougall
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:15 AM
Subject: Memorial in Braemar
We went to Braemar this last summer to spread some of mom’s ashes and found this memorial. There is a whole area dedicated to the war years including an engine from a Wellington bomber that crashed in the area. It’s a lovely spot.

Photo courtesy of Jim MacDougall son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall

Abergeldie Castle - - 253475 (cropped) Abergeldie Castle - Wikipedia
Peter Gordon [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photos No 22/24 Coy Camp Abergeldie Courtesy Paul Keenleyside

The camps were located on estate property near a road to permit vehicle access. Buildings were mostly frame, lumber cut in Corp's sawmills. Some Nissan huts were erected and housed shoemakers, armourers carpenters as well as serving other purposes
Men were housed in huts accommodating 14 men each. A cookhouse, ablution hut with hot and cold showers, sergeants' quarters and mess, officers' quarters and mess, orderly room, medical hut, quartermaster stores, garage and workshop were present in the camp.

Nissan Hut at some of the camps
Due to its semicircular, corrugated iron shape the Nissen Hut deflected shrapnel and bomb blast making it a perfect bomb shelter
Courtesy of Melanie McLennan

The No. 22 Coy consisted of 190 - 200 all ranks, under the command of a major. British authorities already had identified and requisitioned the major forest resources to be harvested. It laid on privately owned land, the owner had a long tradition of scientific forestry and was generally willing to assist in the wartime emergency despite the cost to their long-range forestry programmes.

Construction of the mill at Camp 26

For more wonderful photos
No 22/24 Coy CFC Sawmill at Camp 26
Courtesy of Paul Keenleyside
son of Pte Allendale Keenleyside

It is convenient at this point to describe the War Establishment of a Forestry Company, C.F.C. The Establishment (CDN/IV/1940/12A/1, DATED Mar 41) provides for a total of 194 all ranks, of whom six are officers: one Major as Commanding Officer, one Captain as Second in Command, one Adjutant, and three Subalterns "for Timber operations". Of these last, one is normally is in charge in the bush, one is in charge of the mill, and one is technical officer. There are 12 Sergeants, of whom two are Mill Foreman and five Bush Foreman, one a Blacksmith, one a M.T. Sergeant, one a Sergeant Cook, and two Assistant Instructors. It is not necessary or desirable to rehearse all the details here, as the Official Historian will have all War Establishments easily available to him; but it may be noted that the list of rank and file includes the following tradesmen: 2 Millwrights, 2 Sawyers, Forestry; 1 Electrician; 3 Motor Mechanics, one of whom is a Corporal, 1 Carpenter, 1 Plumber or Pipefitter; 1 Shoemaker, and 1 Tailor. Among the mass of non-tradesmen, the following groups are conspicuous: 20 Logmakers, 30 Rollers and Chainmen, 10 Road Cutters, 14 Drivers I.C. (Internal Combustion)

No.22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Logging Operations

No.22 Coy brought with them the most up-to-date logging equipment then available in Canada. They brought a standard medium type rotary mill with a capacity of 1500-2000 bd. ft. an hour or c. 8,000 cu. ft a week/3-5-4-7 cm an hour or 227 cm a week. (The British Forestry Commission also provided the company with a Scotch mill or bench, but these were not popular with the Canadians.) Power was supplied by 100-horsepowe Diesel generators. Logging equipment included TD9 caterpillar tractors, lorries, sulkies (pneumatic-tired arches), angle dozers for road making, and two and three drum winches for high-lead logging. They also were equipped with a variety of transportation vehicles, four tractors, two sulkies, one motorcycle, and originally six bicycles.

Photo courtesy of Al Neale - son of Pte Charles Frederick Neale

The heavy-laden Canadian lumber lorries from mills to shipping points placed a great deal of strain on local roads and access roads even when they were gravelled, particularly during rainy periods.
Even before felling could begin most companies had to introduce an access road network in the forests to enable their mechanized equipment to be used, in contrast to the widespread use of horses in prewar local forests. Road building and maintenance continued to occupy part of the CFC personnel even after the initial period.
The military role of the CFC as distinct from its industrial role was important, particularly during the period of possible German Invasion after the fall of France. Personnel were allowed to wear civilian clothing while working, but uniforms were required for military activities and when on leave. As combatant troops they received additional military training on Saturdays after their week's work in the woods. This included practice on rifle ranges and tactical exercises with other military units. Periodically they participated in weekend military schemes in their areas.

Companies usually worked in two sections, "one cutting 'in the bush' and bringing out the timber, the other sawing it into lumber in the company mill, and both using mostly Canadian mechanical equipment," The relative openness of the cultivated Scottish forests in contrast to the tangled undergrowth of most natural Canadian pleased the CFC. Nevertheless, pressure had to be applied to Canadian fallers to cut trees close to the ground in Scottish fashion, rather than higher up, which left unsightly stump-fields so common in home forestry operations. The felling crew consisted of three men, two sawing down and one trimming or limbing. Hand saws and axes were the tools employed. The trees involved reflected the variety of Scottish plantations, with Scot pine, spruce and larch particularly common, but also Douglas fir and hardwoods on occasion. The frequent alternation of rain and snow proved unexpected for many of the Canadians, accustomed to a more continuous snow season. Men's hands were often cut up by handling wet lumber in raw cold weather. Most of the area where they were working in Scotland lay north of 57degrees N, a higher latitude location than most forest operations in Canada-approximately the latitude of Mile 150 on the Alaska Highway (some 100 miles or 160 kilometers north of Fort St. John, B.C.), Fort McMurray, Alberta, Lynn Lake, Manitoba, and the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Consequently, the longer winter darkness period in Scotland was an inconvenience for the felling teams at the extreme ends of the working day and working hours had to be adjusted to seasonal light conditions. (Companies worked a full-hour day, with precise hours decided by individual company commanders. There was no specific equipment provided for loading logs on trucks when they had to be transported to the mill. In most cases where the logging was conducted not too far from the mill, the trees could be taken tree length to the mill by the sulky and bucked (cut into log lengths) at the landing.

Total Production of Forest Products CFC Scotland
Courtesy of 'The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C. Wonders

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Life in Scotland

The Sawdust Fusiliers' by William C Wonders
Members of the CFC were seen in uniform regularly at local parades in support of varied wartime causes. In addition to their distinctive cap badges and shoulder patches, from Mar 1943 the CFC were identified by a green triangle below the 'Canada' flash on the upper arm of the battle dress. Church parades also brought them to the public's attention as the No. 22 Coy made use of the local church buildings as well as holding religious services in the camp.

The first Field Day of 1942 for District No. 2 at Aboyne saw all Deeside companies participating (Nos. 2,3,4,13,16,22,22,24 and 25) as well as the RAMC unit stationed there. The band of the Royal Scots Fusiliers also attended. Once again, after the events and supper in the camps, the troops returned for a street dance, despite the rain.

There was much interaction between CFC personnel and the Scottish civilian population. The Young Ladies' Guild of the Old Parish Church welcomed all ranks of No. 1 and No. 8 Companies with a concert and a "lavish spread of food" on 3 Apr 1941.

The CFC was apparently well liked in the Scottish Highlands. The men became active participants in local functions, from fundraising to staging Christmas parties for the local children. Many times, scrap wood mysteriously fell from lorries beside homes in need of fuel.

On 18 February 1942, men from No. 22 Company at Abergeldie Camp delivered a load of wood to Xenia, Grand Duchess of Russia, residing on Balmoral Estate, and the Duchess in return presented the company with a dog “Foxy”.
A notable tribute to the CFC was paid by Laura Lady Lovat when she stated, "you Canadians may be cutting the Scots firs of the Highlands, but in Highland hearts you are planting something far more lasting".

CrathieKirk01 Carthie Kirk, Scotland - Wikipedia
By The original uploader was DanMS at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

War Diaries No.22 Coy 5 Apr 1942 - Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

Photo courtesy of Jim MacDougall son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall

Lovat Scouts Pipe Band at Abergeldie Camp CFC
from Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage - No. 22 Coy CFC War Diaries
Courtesy of Robert J. Briggs

Life in Scotland No 22 Coy - Photo's courtesy of Jim MacDougall son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall

From: Alistair Cassie
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:26 AM
Subject: CFC at Abergeldie
Hi Bob some social history. I have some information from a couple of ladies in their 80 s . One lady was a small girl when she went to the cinema at the camp and she got a banana. It I was the first time she had seen one. Another lady said the guys visited houses the area and were very sociable. The guys were very generous at Christmas time and visited the local schools with apples etc. being wartime most of the men were called up for military service and times were hard. My father was exempted because he was in the forestry industry. There were dances laid in the village to entertain both locals and camp people. At Abergeldie the camp boys made a rope bridge across the river Dee to Coilacreich Pub to save a lengthy road detour. There was a black market when petrol was traded for whisky. Petrol was rationed and was scarce. However the angels share of whisky from the Lochnagar Distillery was I am sure available. The gauger would have put it down to seepage and evaporation? The stores for all the camps on Deeside were on a railway siding a few miles from Aberdeen The goods would have been distributed by military wagons. There was a black market for cigarettes as they were rationed by the goverment.
The Newfoundlanders at Dalmachie Camp behaved in a similar manner.
Well Bob that’s enough for now, I have a lady who is going to trawl the newspaper archives for some stories which may be of interest.
Alistair Cassie

From: Alistair Cassie
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 4:14 AM
Subject: More stories about the CFC in Ballater.
Hi Bob. The troops of that time behaved on a par of the now Royal Guard that stayed at the Victoria Barracks during the Queens stay at Balmoral.
A notable story that the Abergeldie Company was banned from a guest house in Crown Street in Aberdeen. I think it was a house of ill repute? Street fighting was common due to the effects of too much drink. The local bobby was called to a fight and because no locals were involved he walked away. Some of the guys were warned by the police for not using the control to dim the lights on their push bikes because of the blackout rules The Newfoundlanders were more integrated with the locals, but they were not an army but volunteers recruited to harvest the timber. These guys had never seen push bikes before so the local bike dealers did good business. The local Taylor did a roaring trade supplying suits. They did some Army drill on one day of the week rather like the Home Guard I think that is enough stories for now. One query can you tell me what a Scotch Mill consisted of.
Yours Alistair

From: Alistair Cassie
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:38 AM
To: Bob Briggs
Subject: Re your Aunt and Wallace
Hi Bob My main interest is the Canadian Forestry Corps and the family contact is secondary I am very interested in the war effort by the Canadians and Newfoundlanders in the Ballater area. My father was employed in the forestry for 40 years He had experience in every aspect from planting trees to sawmill work He often made comments about the Timber Control and the Canadian Camp. I was lucky enough to get William Wonders book which I think is the Bible. I am sure you know the different roles of the groups in the war effort. Being a native of Ballater I am interested in the integration of the locals and the visitors. I have some stories some good and bad about the ploys that both sides got up to. In the main both sides got on very well. I can pass on some of the social stories if you are interested.
Alistair Cassie

Scottish lassie with her bicycle
Courtesy of Melanie McLennan
A CFC soldier walking & Scottish young folks

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - War Brides

Carr, Arthur Thomas CSM K52733 married Miss Lillian Monica Howie
Harris, Orville Earl Pte K70428 married Miss Elma McLeish
Haskin, John Elgin Pte C34219 married Miss Mona Gray
Lehto, Robert Pte K76305 married Miss Annie Petrie
Litt, Robert Anderson Pte K41066 married Miss Daisy May Collins
Pellerin, Isidore Joseph Pte B130101 married Miss Catherine Brock
Stang, Gustave married Miss Ann Walker Glasgow, Scotland
Steele, William Pte K73712 married Miss Charlotte Forbes
Williamson, Walter James Capt married Miss Betty Whelan
Wiltshire, William Ernest John Pte C34184 married Miss Ella Fenton

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Photo's & Stories
Pte Allendale Keenleyside on the cannon
From: Paul Keenleyside
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 12:10 PM
Subject: Your website Cdn Forestry Corps

I read with great interest your website page about the Cdn Forestry Corps!
My Dad served with the 22 COY CFC, he was originally part of the Westminster Regiment.
I found a photo album amongst some stuff I kept after he passed away. In it amongt family pictures are many of his time at the Forestry Camp in Ballater.
I got intrigued after many years about his time serving in WWII, as two political friends of mine had attended the 150th anniversary of the Westminster Regiment. I got intrigued and found a Regimental Register and found him there (he arrived in October, 1940). From there, he ended up at 22 COY CFC (as you can see from the Company Register).
He didn't talk much in detail about his service, even though I did go with him as a kid to many Legion functions (he was a member of 133 in Port Coquitlam).
I was able to visit the location of the Camp in August 1974, and took pictures. At that time the conveyor that lifted the sawdust existed as did many piles of wood and I think the frame of the mill, but I doubt there's not much of anything there now (I did mark the location of the mill on a Scottish road map I bought when there, and still have the map).
The website is a fascinating story!
Thank you for a great website and I hope it will be added to!
Paul Keenleyside
Vol. Sgt - 1st Signal Corps
Fort Fraser Garrison
The Fraser Highlanders

Pte Allendale Keenleyside 1st on left

Look here for more great Photos of soldiers in Camp 26
Courtesy Paul Keenleyside son of Private Allendale Keenleyside

From: Jim MacDougall
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 11:50 AM
Subject: Canadian Forestry Corp
Hello, my sister and I found some scrapbooks with photos of our father when he was in the Canadian Forestry Corp during WWll. We started researching the CFC and since we are going to visit Vancouver this summer we were looking to see if there is a military museum in the Vancouver area that might have a display on the CFC. So far we’ve found one but it didn’t seem to list CFC as part of their displays. Anyway, our dad was Mark Rene MacDougall #K54044. Dad was an American who was deeply into his Scottish roots and somehow he discovered they if he joined the CFC he would be sent to Scotland. He was indeed sent to Scotland where he met and eventually married our mom in Braemar. They had a wonderful life together California. I would be happy to share his photos if you let me know who to send them to. Thanks, Jim MacDougall

More General Photo's courtesy of Jim MacDougall son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall

Individual Photos of the Soldiers of No. 22/24 Coy's
Courtesy of Jim MacDougall – son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall K54044
Photos - Page 1
Pte John Baker F97718
Pte J.L. Bennett
Pte J.K. Ewen
Pte E.L. Haskin C34219
Pte A.J. MacIntyre H94385
Pte J. Martin K73136
Photos - Page 2
Pte J.W. McDonald M27288
Cpl H.G. Morgan K92376
Sgt George Cooper C34161
Pte Philippe Anglehart E14764
Pte Alex Symington H94391
Pte Omer Clement C34208
Photos - Page 3
Pte J.P. MacNamara C53882
& Pte M.J.B. Wallstrom H94331
Pte George MacDonald K74545
Pte Edgar Gore A34955
Pte Fred Berry
Pte Gordie Foy
LCpl Andy Anderson
Photos - Page 4
Pte Gordon McDonald
& Pte Adam Smillie K41100
& Pte Bob Cole K62800
& Mac
Pte Victor Krietzer & LCpl Mark MacDougall
Pte Alex Croal & LCpl Mark MacDougall
Pte Alex Croal

MacDougall Mark Rene LCpl Kit Bag No 22 Coy CFC

From: Jim MacDougall
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:03 PM
Subject: Dads uniform.
I pulled out the trunk and while it contained dads daily uniform and accessories, it actually was the trunk that mom used to travel from Scotland to the U.S. The kit is amazingly complete and really fascinating. Just to think that dad wore all that in the war plus all the weapons... really amazing. My sister (Jeanette) has his formal uniform and I’ll photo it when I can.

Photo courtesy of Jim MacDougall son of LCpl Mark Rene MacDougall

Pte James A. Wesley H62873
Photo courtesy of Frank Michon

No. 22/24 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps Company Photo's
Why are some soldiers
missing from the company photo's

August 1943 Scotland - Courtesy of Brian Ford son of Pte Sidney E Ford
No 22 – 24 Coy CFC - Soldiers list No. 22/24

Larger Photo Courtesy of Jean-Francois Chicoine
National Defense Directorate of History and Heritage
& for further reference Library And Archives Canada Military Heritage

No. 22 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps - Soldiers List

List of Abbreviations - Library and Archives Canada
ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS of WW2 and service records
Military Districts of Canada 1939
Calgary Military Historical Society

Access to Information (ATI) Online Request – to obtain the services records for a soldier

Aalten, Roy Henry Sgt K72637 Transf from No.18 Coy & No.19 Coy transf to No.3 Coy
Addison, Nathan Pte K85512 Transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Alaric, Albert William Sgt K76083 Transf to No.3 Coy
Alley, Jerome Franklin Pte K75482
Allies, Frederick John Wilson Pte K41030 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Allison, William Pte G49707
Anderson, Ernest Edward Pte K42181
Anderson, Leslie Stanley Pte K41096 Transf to No.23 Coy
Anderson, Walter Floyd Sgt K41019 foreman of works - transf to HQ CFC & No 1 CSFS
Andrews, James Pte K57361
Anglehart, Phillipe Pte E14760 Transf to No.3 Coy
Banks, Edward Bryon Sgt B87778
Barthelot, Alcide Pte C3566 Transf to No.27 Coy & No.4 Coy & No.10 Coy
Baumhauer, George William Pte C34584
Belanger, Joseph Anthime Henri Pte B61940
Belzile, Joseph Samuel Pte K41094 trick driver - transf from No 11A DD Van BC & Canadian Forestry Wing No. A-13 T.C. Valcartier Camp - See CFC Casualties
Bennett, Joseph Leonard ACpl G49672 cook - transf to RCASC att to HQ No 1 CFG
Berry, Fred A.R. Pte K41093 Transf to No.24 Coy
Birch, Elmer Gordon Pte K41040
Black, William John Francis Pte K74678 Transf to HQ No 1 CFG - See No 7 CFD
Blackwell, Clifford John Fortney Pte K41087 Transf to No.3 Coy
Blanchard, Edmond Richard Pte H28110
Bouchard, Leon Maurice Pte E36112 blacksmith 'C' - transf from No.3 Coy & No.25 Coy
Boyd, R.W. Pte E4764 Transf to HQ No 1 Dist
Brassard, Jean LCpl D125222
Brebber, James Duncan Pte K45673 Transf to No.3 Coy
Brown, D. Pte K41099 Transf to No.24 Coy & No.3 Coy
Brown, J. Pte K41092 Transf to No.24 Coy & No.3 Coy
Brown, Stewart Walter Pte K75856
Browne, J.B. Pte K31092
Bruce, Robert Arnold Pte K74691
Buck, Walter Fenwick CQMS K41215
Buckley, B. Pte K41076
Bush, William Russell Pte C34529
Calvert, David Drury Pte C34548
Campbell, Eldon Francis LCpl C41410 Transf to No.3 Coy
Carr, Arthur Thomas CSM K52733
Carson, Keith Vincent Cpl K20235
Casselman, Russell Ezra Pte K11122
Chapman, Alexander Pte K72999 Transf to No.7 Coy
Charity, Thomas Pte K41009
Christie, W. Pte K69663
Clarke, L.A. ACpl H62561 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur & No.16 Coy transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Clement, Omer Pte C34208
Cockayne, Charlie E. Pte C70566 Transf to No.23 Coy & No.28 Coy & No.23 Coy
Cole, Robert William Pte K62800
Cole, Tom Pte K62489
Colquhoun, Robert Tannahill Major Transf from No.10 Coy & No.16 Coy transf to No.24 Coy & No.1 CSFS & “Q” List Forestry Duties w Civil Affairs
Colussi, Michael Pte K41024
Conway, Edward William Stanley Cpl D110177 Transf from No.2 Coy transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD transf to RCA
Cooper, George William Sgt C34161 Transf to No.1 Coy & No.9 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Craig, J.A. Pte Transf from 8th PLNBH
Crilly, Michael Anthony Cpl K22187 Transf to No.24 Coy & No 1 CSFS
Curtis, George Edward Capt M.M. Adj - transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD & HQ No 7 CFD & No.30 Coy
Davies, Graham Llewellyn Lt timber cruiser - transf from 2nd Battn (MG) CScotR – Sgt K62392 & CFC Wing, Valcartier, Que - See CFC Casualties
Denning, Samuel Pte K41081
Dondaneau, Joseph Alfred Sgt K41015
Downing, Clifford Pte C686
Doyle, James Patrick Pte B102600
Draper, Lee Merriett Pte K75806 Transf to No.3 Coy
Drier, Albert Pte G50017 Transf from No A13 A(I) TC Forestry Wing, Valcartier Camp att X4A List to No.9 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Ducheneaux, A. Pte C70307 Transf from No.16 Coy & No.9 Coy & No.16 Coy transf to No.27 Coy & No.9 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Dupuis, Clarence Pte C34194 Transf to HQ No 2 Dist & HQ No 1 CFG
Dyer, Gordon Ross Sgt C70038 Transf from HQ CFC & HQ No.2 Dist transf to HQ No 1 CFG
Evans, George Pte M61769 Transf from No.19 Coy & No.3 Coy
Fawcett, Daniel Pte C31733
Fengstad, Soren Malford Pte K55526
Ferguson, Kenneth Cameron Pte L50052 log canter 'C' - transf from No.20 Coy & No.3 Coy transf to No.25 Coy
Forster, James Bruce Pte K72561 Transf to No.25 Coy & No 1 CSFS
Froystad, Alf Pte K41046
Fuller, Elmer Raymond LCpl E35145 Transf from No.3 Coy
Gagnon, Charles Eugene Pte E36078 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to HQ No 1 CFG & No.16 Coy- See No 8 CFD & No.18 Coy
Garner, Harold Fred Sgt K41020
George, Duncan Arnold Pte K67831
Gibson, Douglas Fowler Tysdale Lt Transf to HQ No 2 Dist & No.2 Coy
Gilpin, Norman Laird Armr Sgt E20474 armourer 'B' - att from No 5 Detach RCOC transf from No.3 Coy transf to RCEME
Gordon, Charles William Capt Transf to No.16 Coy & HQ No 2 Dist & No.24 Coy
Gordon, Clifford Stanley Sgt C15538 Transf from No.1 Coy & No.16 Coy transf to No.24 Coy & No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Gore, Edgar John Pte A34955 Transf from 8th PLNBH transf to No.24 Coy
Gove, William Ralph Pte F65550
Gravelle, Joseph Florian Pte C30617 Transf from No 3 DD & No.3 Coy transf to No 1 NETD
Gray, Leonard Thomas Pte K37587 Transf to No.3 Coy
Green, Gordon Thomas Pte L50083 sawyer 'B' - transf from No.20 Coy & No.3 Coy transf to No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Hachey, James Pte G49754
Halverson, Gordon David Pte K41027 Transf to HQ NO 1 CFG
Halvorson, Glen Pte K41106
Hamilton, Sgt
Hanniman, Ellard James Pte G42826 Transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD & RCE
Harbison, Kenneth Pte C42685
Harbison, Stewart Burd Pte C42864
Harbison, Vincent Pte C42867 Transf to No.3 Coy
Harlson, Frank Pte K70061 Transf to No.3 Coy
Harris, Orville Earl Pte K70428
Harrison, Bertram ALCpl E36042 Transf from No.3 Coy
Hart, Philip Harold Pte K41095 Transf to No.3 Coy
Hart, Richard Herman Pte K76283 Transf to No.3 Coy
Hartley, Edward Joseph Sgt E36024 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to COF
Haskin, John Elgin Pte C34219
Hatfield, Nathaniel Dow ASgt F86944 Transf to No.8 Coy
Hildebrand, Gust Pte K72982 Transf to No.3 Coy
Hildt, Louis Pte K75904 Transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Hill, John Pte K72987
Hirschfield, Henry J.J. Sgt K72936 Transf to No 1 CSFS & No.1 Coy & No.9 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Holley, Michael John Pte G32480 Transf to No.3 Coy
Hooper, William Albert Capt H53433 2I/C - transf from No.5 Coy & No.17 Coy & No.14 Coy & No.6 Coy
Hopkins, Manuel Harold Pte C3546
Hudson, Henry Alec Capt Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No.26 Coy
Jackson, Edward Joseph Pte B102808 Transf to Reinf Sect & HQ No 7 CFD & HQ No 1 CFD
Jackson, Lawrence Earl Pte K41055 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Johnson, William August Pte K75960
Johnston, Hugh Pte K75758
Karikka, Taimi Evert Pte
Keays, Kenneth ALCpl E30659 Transf from No.3 Coy & No.16 Coy & No.3 Coy transf to No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Keefe, Walter Alexander Pte K41072
Keenleyside, Allendale Pte K41088 Transf from WestmrR
Kelly, Roland Pte E40246
Knutson, Clarence Melford Pte M65814
Krietzer, Victor William Pte K41033
Lamontagne, Georges Henri ACpl E36123 Transf from No.3 Coy No 5 DD & No.16 Coy transf to HQ No 1 CFG
Langlois, Alfred Pte E36087 Transf from No.3 Coy & No.1 Coy & No.3 Coy
Lankofski, Georges Pte E36166 Transf from No.3 Coy & No 6 DD & No.3 Coy transf to No.9 Coy & No.28 Coy - See No 7 CFD & CAOF
Larson, Sven Axel Pte K41045 Transf to No.23 Coy
Layton, Harry Reginald CSM K98557 Transf from No.6 Coy & HQ No 2 Dist transf to No.19 Coy- See No 8 CFD
Leahy, Walter Armr Sgt E20505 att from No 5 Det RCAC
Leblanc, Leo Pte E36127 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No 6 DD
Lebrun, Edouard Pte E29358 Transf from No 5 DD & No.3 Coy transf to No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD & No 5 DD
Leclerc, Alphonse Pte E28448 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No.27 Coy & No.28 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Lehman, Lawrence Maxwell Pte B102519 Transf from No.3 Coy
Lehto, Robert Pte K76305
Lindgren, Sven Rudolph Leopold Pte K73676 driver I/C - transf to No 1 CSFS
Litt, Robert Anderson Pte K41066 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Lockhart, William Ernest Lt G56635 Transf from No.25 Coy & OCTU transf to No.24 Coy & No.13 Coy
Lorrain, Pierre Louis Lt Transf from No.24 Coy
Lougheed, David Hilliard Major Transf to No.21 Coy
Lyttle, Clifford Pte C42911
Lyttle, Robert George Pte C42912 Transf to No.3 Coy
MacDonald, Dan Rory Pte
MacDonald, George Albert Pte K74545
MacDougall, Mark Rene LCpl K54044 Transf from SHofC transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD & No.28 Coy - See No 8 CFD
MacKay, Lyle Lawrence Pte B102812
MacQuarrie, D. Pte M65708 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Maillet, Gerard LCpl E36102 bush foreman 'A' - transf from No.3 Coy
Mairs, Robert John Pte K41050
Mann, Frederick Charles CQMS K41051 tech stores - transf to No.2 Coy
Marks, Moe Sgt D113189 att from RCASC - transf from No.9 Coy & No.3 Coy & HQ CFC transf to No.27 Coy & No.28 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Martin, Gordon Henry Pte B102697
Martin, Jack D. Pte K73130
Mathieson, Dave Connon Pte M61749 Transf from No.19 Coy & No.3 Coy transf to No.5 Coy & Royal Scots & CAOG
McBurney, Raymond James Pte K41216 Transf to HQ No 2 Dist & HQ No 1 CFG
McCaughey, Robert James Pte K67664 Transf to No.23 Coy
McDonald, James William Pte M27288
McDonald, John Pte F89361
McDonald, Ronald Alastair Cpl G623
McDonald, Ronald Morpeth Pte K30047 Transf to No.3 Coy
McEachern, John W. Pte C6210
McGinn, Daniel John Pte K41058
McGlashing, Lorraine Wendell Pte C3583
McKay, Lyle Lawrence Pte B102812
McKay, Peter Pte K72903 Transf to No.8 Coy
McKay, William James Sgt K41038
McKenzie, Hillary Gordon Pte K41028
McKenzie, Merril Lester Pte K76146
McLean, Elmer Pte B102534 Transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD
McLean, Harold Norman Pte K75985 Transf to No.3 Coy
McManus, Patrick Francis Sgt K75863 Transf to No.3 Coy
McMillan, Donald Bryan Pte B102550
McPhee, Harvey Lester Pte B17064 Transf from No.14 Coy
Mearow, John Stanley Pte B102700 electr 'A' - transf to No.10 Coy
Mercer, Herbert Earl Sgt K57288
Messenger, P.A. Pte K41090 Transf to Reinf Sect & No.6 Coy & No 1 NETD to enlist with US ARMY
Milford, James Cecil Pte C30614 Transf from No 3 DD & No.3 Coy transf to No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Mitchell, John Burns Sgt K41044
Montgomery, Robert Hastwell (Pat) Lt Col CO - transf from No.16 Coy transf to Gen Works & HQ No 1 CFG
Moore, Leonard Pte K41082 Transf to No.3 Coy
Moran, Francis Joseph Pte C30707 driver mech 'C' - transf from HQ No 2 Dist & No.3 Coy
Morgan, Francis Pte K41035 Transf to No.3 Coy
Morgan, Harold Gilbert Pte K92376
Morley, R.J. Pte C60735 Transf to No 3 CDIRU
Munro, Alexander Lawrence Lt Transf from Reinf Sect & HQ No 3 Dist transf to No.6 Coy & HQ No 4 Dist
Natskaar Anders Pte K41085
Neufeld, Albert Arthur LCpl L12356 Transf to No.6 Coy
Nevins, John I. Pte C34205
Nicola, Joseph Sgt K41043 Transf to No.1 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Northey, Robert Arthur Pte K62490 Transf from 2nd Battn (MG) CScotR & Canadian Forestry Wing No. A-13 T.C. Valcartier Camp transf to SHofC & 48th HofC - See CFC Casualties
Nowry, Alfred Abraham Pte K41086
O'Brien, Vernon Smith Pte G841
Odlaug, Paul Allen Cpl K41047 Transf to American Army HQ
O'Donnell, James Pte C34248 Transf to No.24 Coy
O'Hara, George Frederick Lt G45653 Transf from No.4 Coy & OCTU & No.2 Coy & No 1 NETD
Ordano, Victor Earl Sgt K41101 Transf to No.8 Coy
Oscarson, Eric Gunnar Pte K47723
Ostroski, Joseph Frank Pte C34689
Ovington, John Kenneth Pte K41084
Patrick, Moise Maxine Pte K98188
Pearson, James Arthur Pte K67712 Transf from IRofC
Pellerin, Isidore Joseph Pte B130101 Transf from No 2 DD & Reinf Sect & No.3 Coy transf to No 35 Coy VGC & No 2 DD
Plowright, Thomas Richard Riley Pte K72970 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Potts Douglas Pte B102693 Transf to No.3 Coy
Potts, Thomas Pte K57704
Potts, W. Pte K57803 Transf from 1rst Bttn CScotR
Prosser, Percy Pte K57493
Purchase, Adolphus Pte D38030
Puritch, George Walter Sgt B17232 Transf from No.14 Coy transf to No.10 Coy
Racine, Frank Henry Pte C30706 Transf from HQ No 2 Dist & No.3 Coy
Rattray, John Pte B61850 Transf to HQ No 8 CFD
Raymond, P. Pte C34249
Reed, Thomas William Pte C34206 Transf to No.3 Coy
Reid, Lloyd Melvin Pte B102526
Reid, Norman Ross Pte K74615
Reimer, William Peter Cpl K41097
Richards, Joe Pte G51012 Transf to No.3 Coy
Ripley, Ellis Pte K53992 tractor driver - transf to HQ CFC & No 1 CSFS
Rivers, C.T. Pte C34245 Transf to No.24 Coy
Robertson, George Bruce Pte B17007 Transf from No.14 Coy transf to No.3 Coy
Robertson, J. Sgt M16046 Transf from Reinf Sect transf to No.30 Coy
Roderick, Morrie Cecil Pte C21747 Transf from No.24 Coy
Ross, Murdo Cpl K74302
Rowley, William Pte K41053
Roy, Frederick Joseph Sgt K75056 cook - transf to No.2 Coy
Sabourin, Wilfred Pte C70299 driver mech 'C' - transf from No 3 DD transf to No.3 Coy & No.19 Coy
Saindon, Alidor Pte E14225 Transf from 1st Div Ammo Coy RCASC & No.3 Coy
Saunders, Arthur William Pte C30609 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No.14 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Sawchuk, Edward Edwin Pte K41502 bush foreman - transf to No 1 CSFS
Scharf, Delmer Emerson Pte C30618 Transf from No 3 DD & No.3 Coy transf to No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Schmidt, Reinhard Pte M28381 Transf to No.3 Coy
Scott, Alven William Pte K41032 Transf to No.3 Coy
Shields, Donald John ASgt K41110 Transf to HQ CFC
Shields, Everad Pte K41026
Shields, Jeremiah Pte K41025
Simard, Joseph Andre Oscar Pte C70238 Transf from No 3 DD & No.3 Coy transf to RCAMC att to HQ CFC
Simard, Rudolph Pte K41004 Transf to No.3 Coy
Simister, Edward Albert Pte K92285
Simpson, George Henry Pte C89535 Transf to No.3 Coy
Simser, William Henry Cpl C32441 auxiliary helper
Sinclair, Clifford Alexander Pte K41104
Skaar, Raynar Pte K41056 Transf to No.2 Coy
Smillie, Adam Kerr Pte K41100 Transf to No.3 Coy
Smith, Edwin Sgt K41031
Smith, Kenneth MacKenzie Cpl K41041
Smith, Mellie Mayhew Pte F88840 Transf from No 6 DD & Canadian Forestry Wing No. A-13 T.C. Valcartier Camp - See CFC Casualties
Snyder, Ralph Michael John Pte K68653
Somers, Wilfred Norman Cpl G49667 Transf to No.3 Coy
Spelay, John Private K75549
Squier, Wallace 'Wally' Pte No. 22/24 Coy
Stackhouse, Roy Robert Pte K41060 Transf to No.3 Coy
Stang, Gustave Pte C34209 Transf to No.23 Coy
Steele, William Pte K73712 engine artificer ‘B’ - transf from 17th SB RCA & Canadian Forestry Wing No. A-13 T.C. Valcartier Camp transf to No.23 Coy - See CFC Casualties
Steen, James Patrick Pte K41023 Transf to No.3 Coy
Stewart, Martin Seymour Pte G14103 Transf to No.3 Coy
Svean, Herman Edward Pte K72997 Transf to No.3 Coy
Tait, Edward William Pte K70876
Tasker, Frederick George Pte C70733 Transf to No.3 Coy
Taylor, Austin Pte C42915
Tewnion, James Rowe Pte K70022 Transf from RRR transf to No.16 Coy - See No 8 CFD
Thompson, Stanley Henry Pte L50005 Transf from No.20 Coy & No.3 Coy transf to No.25 Coy - See No 7 CFD
Thomson, William R. Pte K37690 Transf to No.3 Coy
Tiberghien, D. ASgt K45196 bush foreman - transf to No 1 CSFS
Timmins, Elwood Felix Pte K67079 Transf to No.25 Coy & No 1 CSFS
Turmel, Roland Pte E36125 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No.30 Coy & HQ No 1 CFG & CRD
Underhill, K.J. Pte H62576 Transf from CFC Wing No 10 DD Port Arthur & No.16 Coy
Vaillancourt, Maurice Pte E36181 Transf from No.3 Coy
Valotaire, Maurice Pte
Vatalet, Adolph Pte K73732 Transf to No.2 Coy
Verrette, Albenie G. Cpl E0203 Transf from No.3 Coy transf to No.27 Coy & No.5 Coy & HQ No 7 CFD
Voyer, Raymond Joseph Pte E36188 saw filer "C" - transf from No.3 Coy & No.1 Coy & No.3 Coy
Wark, Howard Edgar Pte F85649 driver mech 'C' - transf from No.13 Coy & No.3 Coy
Watson, James Pte K41078 Transf to No.3 Coy
Watson, Stewart Dennhey Cpl K47348 Transf to HQ CFC
Watt, Donald Pte M61787 Transf from No.19 Coy & No.3 Coy transf to No.2 Coy & RCEME
Weighill, Albert Pte K76144
Wesley, James A. Pte H62873 Transf to No.23 Coy
Westover, Charles Nelson Langlay Pte K41064
Whiteway, Joseph James Pte K41059
Whyte, William Kenneth Pte C34687
Williams, Alfred Pte K41486 Transf to No 1 CSFS
Williamson, Walter James Capt Transf to RHLI RCIC - See CFC Casualties
Willoughby, William Alfred ASgt B17006 Transf from No.14 Coy & No.16 Coy transf to No.3 Coy
Wilson, Charles Henry Cpl G3544
Wilson, John Hughes Pte C34144
Wiltshire, William Ernest John Pte C34184
Winskill, David Thomas Capt B17188 Transf from No.14 Coy & No.16 Coy & OCTU transf to HQ No 1 CFG & COF
Wisdom, Archie Earl Pte K62391 Transf to No.3 Coy
Yackman, Eric Levi Pte B17035 Transf from No.14 Coy transf to No.3 Coy
Yates, Emil Richard Pte K41080 Transf to Reinf Sect & No.9 Coy

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