Jack Calder - Senior cadets and militia

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Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I joined the militia when I was 14. Actually it was the Senior Cadets that I joined, where I put my age up to 16, another story. Served with the cadets for a while, and then when I got to the age of 18 or their age of 18, I was transferred to the militia. That was in 1938 .

Well going back a few years, I was a Legatee Warden, a junior Legatee Warden and because of problems that I had at home, I was taken over by a legatee in Victoria who was a full colonel of an artillery regiment. And this is where I got the idea of services apart from my father, also being a member of the forces during the 14-18 War. So that is where it all started.

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