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Afternoon

Looking for info on RV89.  I have a sign that was made with the RCOC crest with 125 Supply Bn.  My understanding is all 3 Bde's came together for RV that year and functional Coy's of each came together to make Bn.

Just wanted to get dates and location, etc.. to make a plate to put on it when displayed.  Any help would be appreciated.

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http://www.bnaps.org/hhl/newsletters/mm/mm-1990-05-n094.pdf

CANADIAN FORCES EXERCISE RENDEZVOUS 89
This item comes from Dave Hanes who recently acquired the
illustrated cover and says it is hard to come by.
A special philatelic cover was issued to commemorate RENDEZVOUS
89, a Canadian Armed Forces division level army field
training exercise at Camp Wainwright, Alberta.
The concentration took place from 14 April to 12 June 1989,
under the direction of Lt.-General James A Fox, CMM, CD, Commander
of Mobile Command (FMC). Overall, 15,000 military personnel,
and more than 5,000 vehicles and aircraft from 40
units across Canada met for training. The U.S. Army with more
than 1,800 troops also took part.
The RV cover depicts the stylized blue and red logo of RV 89
as designed by the Graphic Arts Section at FMC Headquarters.
The 38 cents postage stamp was cancelled with a special and
unique bilingual postmark bearing MPO 515, FMC logo, 4 MAY 89
and CAMP WAINWRIGHT, AB.
This was the fifth and last in the series of RENDEZVOUS EXERCISES
which began at CFB Gagetown, N.B. in 1981, and also the
fifth and last of the RV series of philatelic covers. Only
one style of cover was produced for RV 89.
RV 89 was served by four Military Post Offices: MPO 511, for 1
Canadian Brigade; MPO 515, for 5e Brigade du Canada; MPO 513,
for FMC Division Troops; and MPO 512, for the RV Postal
Detachment and Third Line Units. Historically, all these
MPO's had been activated for use except MPO 515 which had
never been used. MPO 511 was first used on 22 June 1959, 30
years ago; MPO 512 on 15 May 1983 and MPO 513 on 15 April
1985.
 

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Odd that it would have RCOC at that time, it would definitely be unofficial.

I was a Sig at the time so unfortunately I don't have much on the Log side of things for RV89.  I do have some newspapers kicking around from then, still packed, when I find them I'll have a look and see if there is anything on 125.

There's an error in the article PPCLI Guy quotes, RV89 was not the last RV, RV92 was.  It may have been the last RV with custom covers though.
 

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The most memorable part of RV 89 for me was watching the Stanley Cup final between the Habs and the Flames in a huge tent. Tough to be part of 1 Brigade when you were a Habs fan.


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RocketRichard said:
The most memorable part of RV 89 for me was watching the Stanley Cup final between the Habs and the Flames in a huge tent. Tough to be part of 1 Brigade when you were a Habs fan.

Me too....
 
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Thanks all. Would indeed be hard being Habs Fan in 1 Bde.

Go Leafs. 

Pretty sure crest is unofficial.
 
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