'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker
'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker

'Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) 39-45' Premium Vinyl Decal / Sticker

Regular price
$5.00
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$5.00

Alongside sailors, airmen, and soldiers, Newfoundland and Labrador also sent some 3,600 loggers overseas during the Second World War. These volunteers formed the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU) and helped supply timber products critical to British coal mining operations.

Cut off from its usual sources of imports, the British government experienced a severe timber shortage just two months after hostilities broke out. Although there were plenty of forests in the United Kingdom, there were too few loggers to meet the increased demand. Of immediate concern was the coal industry, which was central to Britain’s war-time economy and depended on a steady supply of wooden frames (known as pit props) to support the mines.

The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs sent a telegram to Newfoundland Governor Sir Humphrey Walwyn on November 9 asking that 2,000 men “capable of good work with axe and hand saw” be sent to Britain to work in its forests. The British government suggested making the unit a civilian one, arguing that there would not be enough time to recruit, equip, and train a military company. Info from Newfoundland Heritage at https://www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/politics/overseas-forestry-unit-wwii.php

 

  • Canadian & International orders are made and shipped from British Columbia, Canada. Les commandes canadiennes et internationales sont effectuées et expédiées de la Colombie-Britannique, au Canada.
  • All prices are in Canadian dollars. Tous les prix sont en dollars canadiens.
  • Premium outdoor/indoor wall vinyl decals/stickers that will last for years. Décals / autocollants en vinyle muraux extérieurs / intérieurs de qualité supérieure qui dureront des années.
  • Includes detailed application instructions and large wall decals over 20" come with a FREE professional felt applicator. Comprend des instructions d'application détaillées et de grands décal murales de plus de 20" sont livrés avec un applicateur de feutre professionnel GRATUIT.
  • Decal easily adheres to cars, walls, mirrors, glass or almost any smooth surface. Le décal adhère facilement aux voitures, aux murs, aux miroirs, au verre ou à presque toutes les surfaces lisses.
  • Background colour (around letters or words) will be whatever surface you adhere your decal too. La couleur d'arrière-plan (autour des lettres ou des mots) sera la surface sur laquelle vous collerez également votre décal.

Premium vinyl decal that will adhere to cars, walls, mirrors, windows, doors, glass frames, desktops, tabletops, granite, gloss or flat painted surfaces (fully dried paint) & more!  Removable with gentle heat and a cleaner to remove any residual adhesive. Not reusable. Décal / autocollant en vinyle de qualité supérieure qui adhère aux voitures, aux murs, aux miroirs, aux fenêtres, aux portes, aux cadres en verre, aux bureaux, aux dessus de table, au granit, aux surfaces peintes lustrées ou plates (peinture entièrement séchée) et plus encore! Amovible avec une chaleur douce et un nettoyant pour éliminer tout adhésif résiduel. Non réutilisable.