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Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Armed Forces

Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Armed Forces

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Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Armed Forces, 1980 (PDF Version, 31.7 MB)

  • ISBN: na.
  • Publisher: Deneau and Greenberg Publishers Ltd; Minister of Supply and Services Canada
  • Author: Russell, E.C.
  • Abstract: Canadian military tradition – its beliefs and behaviour patterns – improves professionalism and effectiveness, guided by the actions of those who went before. This is an essential point. Tradition provides one means for past experience to set standards against which to measure present and future conduct. It has a practical purpose in an armed force: it sustains the will to win.

    Also published in French under the title: Coutumes et traditions des forces armées canadiennes.

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