Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association (Nanaimo) fonds
 
        Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association (Nanaimo) fonds [textual record]. -- 1946-1947.
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        The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association was incorporated as a society in 1946 by former wartime Ranger head officer Thomas A.H.Taylor in the hopes that he could preserve an armed militia in B.C. and the Yukon with him as the head Ranger, all operating under the control of Department of National Defence. The idea, although receiving wide Ranger support, was not accepted by the Department of National Defence and the Association was struck from the Register of Societies in 1950 for not filing any annual reports since 1947. Nanaimo volunteer Rangers guided regular troops on mountain patrols, participated in search and rescue operations, watched for incendiary bomb carrying balloons and practised commando tactics in preparation for anticipated attacks on the province. Captain Charlie Stronach, and later, Arthur Leighton, headed the Nanaimo company with Frank Hanna, Max Blunt, O.D. Roberts, Vic Fawcett, Joe Thompson, Alf Bailey, Tommy Michael, Cliff Cussworth and Ray Hambly serving as officers. The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers later disbanded.
        Material was donated to the Nanaimo District Museum in an undocumented transaction and transferred to the Nanaimo Community Archives in 1993.
        Fonds consists of membership applications from twenty-seven local men to the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association. Application forms include the applicant's full name and address and country of origin, weapons owned by applicants and a signed oath of allegiance.
        Title based on the contents of the fonds.
        Original museum classification: Code 21.