LAC Scrapbook Page from 1944

Tinning Scrapbook Page from 1944

In January 1944 Tinning completes a tour of duty with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion attached to the 6th British Airborne Division at Bulford Camp where he depicts scenes relating to their training exercises. Personally, he kept some sketches and small souvenirs from this period. Seen above is a watercolour sketch on which he inks: “Sunday Morning Service “Y.M.C.A.” Hut Bulford 1 Cdn Para Btn Jan 44″; below the sketch is a Parachutist Badge (known as “Parachute Wings) which the Canadian paratroopers received after passing their course at Bulford. A gold maple-leaf embroidered in the centre of the insignia indicates the recipient is Canadian. This scrapbook page is part of the Tinning fonds at Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.

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