The Canadian Forestry Corps in the community
The Canadians brought with them up-to-date logging techniques and machinery, not yet widely used in Scotland. Many locals had never seen the type of tractors and winches used to pull the trees out of the ground.
The radio, however, blared this warning:
"The Canadians arriving in your midst will not be much help in your war effort. Lock up your daughters and stay off the roads. Give these men a motorcycle and a bottle of whisky and they will kill themselves."
Lord Haw Haw, German propagandist on the radio
Of course it was not true; it was just German propaganda. The local community warmly welcomed the Canadian’s arrival.
They provided the locals with shows, entertainment, free wood and tools, as well as husbands for the local girls. There were many weddings in the Highlands during this time. Many Canadians had Scottish connections and were keen to visit their relations.
The CFC was always ready to play a part in the community. The distinctive green cap badges and shoulder patches of the CFC uniform could often been seen in local parades.
The nearby No.14 Company made and donated toys to raise money for the Red Cross.