Talk:Canadian Corps

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Flag Used in Article[edit]

Shouldn't it be the Union Flag or the Red Ensign - the flags of Canada during the Great War? TrulyTory 13:34, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

How's this - it is a WWI recruiting poster showing the Red Ensign. The flag shown at the top of the page is common to most of the Canadian Military articles in Wikipedia.Verne Equinox 00:07, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

The Canadian Corps, and all the Dominions of the British Empire, fought under the Union Flag. The Red Ensign of the time that is depicted in the poster was indeed carried by the Corps and the one that was carried at Vimy Ridge is in the Canadian War Museum, on loan from the Imperial War Museum. The reference to the British Army as an ally of the Corps when the Corps itself was a part of the British Army has been corrected. The Dominions, although they had limited self-government, were still, until the Statute of Westminster, 1931, within the British Empire and under the authority in foreign affairs of the British Government. Similarly, the identity of these particular "British" Generals as being somehow loathed by the "Canadians" is inacurrate. Of course some Generals, particularly Haig, were loathed, but by members in the whole British Army and not just the Dominions. Indeed, General, Sir Julian Byng became a highly revered officer and leader in Canada. All the Generals were Knighted, including General Currie and this has been noted. --pidd 22:14, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

British Born?[edit]

The article states that "two-thirds of whom were British-born". This does seem unlikely, but I suppose it is possible that many could have emigrated to Canada and then have joined the Canadian army. Are there any references that would support or refute this statistic? --PatrickRossiter (talk) 05:22, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Not unlikely, there was British emigration to Canada and who would be more likely to volunteer to fight for Britain in Europe than the British-born? Two thirds of the "initial contingent" is expressed here [at the Canadian War Museum and then it states futher on that by the end of the war half of those that served had been British-born.GraemeLeggett (talk) 10:53, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
I just saw the reference used with my own eyes, and it does in fact say it is true. I thought it also good to quote the final percentage of those of Canadian birth as well as the page number it appears on. Nice find to corroborate the statistics! Monsieurdl mon talk-mon contribs

03:25, 17 October 2009 (UTC)