the term "Troopers"

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the term "Troopers"

John Sliz
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February 9th, 2006, 9:39 pm #1

I came across a chart for engineer equipment dated August 2 1942 which has the following lines on it: `Already supplied from Troopers" and "Balance to be obtained from Troopers". What is Troopers? I figure that it is the Quartermaster or something like that. Notice that Troopers is in capitals so it must be a title of some kind. Any idea?

oddly enough, Trooper just came on the radio, "Raise a little hell, raise a..."
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February 9th, 2006, 10:16 pm #2

Edited out - thanks Clive - interesting little factoid; jealous once again at your access to the original docs in the archives.

And a good trivia bit for the website.
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February 9th, 2006, 11:50 pm #3

In telegrams and correspondance between CMHQ in London and NDHQ in Ottawa, whenever they referred to the British War Office they used the word Troopers. This is probably a take from the fact that the WO was located at a building called "Horse Guards" so the cavalry term was quite appropriate.
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Roger Lucy
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February 10th, 2006, 12:54 pm #4

Another telegraphic abbreviation that crops up is Carwash for the Canadian Army liaison staff in Washington. Canmilitary is CMHQ while DEFENSOR is DND.
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John Sliz
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February 10th, 2006, 3:34 pm #5

Thanks guys! That makes sense as there is also a reference to Canmilitary on the chart.
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August 5th, 2007, 3:22 am #6

In telegrams and correspondance between CMHQ in London and NDHQ in Ottawa, whenever they referred to the British War Office they used the word Troopers. This is probably a take from the fact that the WO was located at a building called "Horse Guards" so the cavalry term was quite appropriate.
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