Maple Leaf Up

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What is MAPLE LEAF UP?

Historically, in World War II, MAPLE LEAF UP was the First Canadian Army’s supply route to the front lines in North West Europe in 1944-45. Maple Leaf Down was the return route for empty supply trucks, ambulances with wounded etc. 

In Italy, 1 Canadian Corps’ route to the battle lines was called “SUN UP” I believe.

 

Western Command club decal
Western Command club decal

Many years ago Colin Stevens took this historic obsolete name and applied it to the newsletter of the Western Command Military Vehicle Historical Society. I was the Editor of the society’s newsletter MAPLE LEAF UP for many years, having been in the military vehicle collecting hobby for 40 years by the beginning of 2017.

 Link to my pages:

Military Knowledge

Military Abbreviations