After praising the swimming available in those boundary rivers, the 60th Battery’s historian continued:
The Petewawa [sic] and Chalk Rivers were not an unmixed blessing; forming as they did the boundary of the Camp, the further banks were out of bounds, and anyone found there ran the risk of official displeasure and punishment. (1)
This photograph, from Percy’s small album, is entitled: “French leave via the boom, Petawawa.” The risk of “official displeasure and punishment” was insufficient, apparently, to deter the occasional escape without leave.
(1) 60th C.F.A. Battery Book, 1916-1919.. 14
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