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  • 3069 W.A. McColl’s – II Year – 1951: “Lt. Col. Baird, who headed expedition “Musk-Ox” to Baffin Island, spoke to us on that expedition.”

3069 W.A. McColl’s – II Year – 1951: “Lt. Col. Baird, who headed expedition “Musk-Ox” to Baffin Island, spoke to us on that expedition.”

10 Mar 51

Today our lads won the swimming, volleyball and rifle shooting. The boxing was tied three points apiece, so because Royal Roads had been able to put up a lightweight and we hadn’t the event was awarded to Royal Roads. They really go in for boxing out there and all their men were boxers; so far our fellows don’t show too much enthusiasm for boxing. Midterm marks came out today; I stood 24th with 60.6%, which is quite an improvement for 58th at Christmas. However I still maintain that those marks are pretty well meaningless for I’m sure I’m down in Physics and Chemistry. Andy Croll is down this weekend from KMH—looks like hell but in good spirits. Bill Murphy and I went on blind dates for the dance and had a real fine time—my girl was only 4’11” but qu’import?

13 Mar 51

This evening Lt. Col. Baird, who headed expedition “Musk-Ox” to Baffin Island, spoke to us on that expedition. He had a wonderful black beard and a delightful sense of humour. His talk with the accompanying movies was very interesting.

For information on Expedition Muskox click here.

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