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Delta throwback: A wartime Ranger

Here's another throwback for you. The above Delta Archives photo shows Delta's William Tamboline in the official dress of a Ranger. The armband on William's right arm has the initials PCMR.
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Canadians in B.C. that were denied entry into the regular armed forces during WW2 because they were too old or classified as medically unfit had an opportunity to enlist in a unique home guard called the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers.

Here's another throwback for you.

The above Delta Archives photo shows Delta's William Tamboline in the official dress of a Ranger.

The armband on William's right arm has the initials PCMR.

The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers were formed in 1942 to protect British Columbia from Japanese attack.

It was fighting force where age was not a limitation.

The Rangers received training and were supposed to provide a sense of security for citizens during World War II.

The PCMR was disbanded in 1945.

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