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Document Details


Title: Albert Laithwaite
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of British Columbia. Library, University Archives & Records Management Services
Collection: Armed Forces at University of British Columbia Oral History Collection
Description: 1. Family background. R.A.F. and British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Physical fitness for air force personnel. Joins squadron 1949. Squadron leader Roy Haines. Beginnings of UBC squadron. Duties as adjunct. 2. Importance of tradition. Lectures. Resident staff officer. University and Service College training compared. Leadership training. Value of training units to community. Social aspects of units. Loss due to disbandment. Contribution of university units. Human element of services.
Extent: 25 pages
URL: http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/military/UBC%20AT%20371%20Albert%20Laithwaite.pdf
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Laithwaite, Albert
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Lancashire, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: 20-Apr-1974
Interviewer: Specht
Organizations discussed: Canada. Army; Canada. Navy
Historical events discussed: World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: British Columbia; Canada; North America
Topics discussed - ASP terms: British Columbia; Canada; Canada. Army; Canada. Navy; Canada--Armed Forces; North America; Oral history; Soldiers; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029365-32563