The Canadian Rangers

The Canadian Rangers

A Living History

Book - 2013
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The Canadian Rangers stand sentinel in the farthest reaches of our country. For more than six decades, this dedicated group of citizen-soldiers has quietly served as Canada's eyes, ears, and voice in isolated coastal and northern communities. Drawing on official records, interviews, and participation in Ranger exercises, Lackenbauer argues that the organization offers an inexpensive way for Canada to "show the flag" from coast to coast to coast. The Rangers have also laid the foundation for a successful partnership between the modern state and Aboriginal peoples, a partnership rooted in local knowledge and crosscultural understanding.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2013
ISBN: 9780774824538
Branch Call Number: 355.370971 LAC NVD
Characteristics: xv, 618 p., [16 p.] of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Canadian War Museum


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Mar 09, 2018

The most underrated ,but most respected & cost-effective unit within Canadian Armed Forces. Evolved from World war II as early warning unpaid volunteer unit against possible Japanese invasion to Cold war early warning system to now unit to defend arctic land from arctic sea route thanks to global warning.
Regular army officers have to learn cross-culture & arctic training with mostly First Nations personnel.
Unit had to use until recently Lee-Enfield Bolt action rifle given semi-automatic rifles don't work in extreme environment.

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