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56 STAT.] CANADA-TRANSFERS BETWEEN ARMED FORCES-MAR. 18, 20, 1942 Agreement between the United States of America and Canada respecting transfers of citizens andformer citizens between armedforces. Effected by exchange of notes signed March 18 and 20,1942. The American Minister to the CanadianSecretary of State for External Affairs No. 629 March 18, 20, 1942 [E. A. S. 2451 LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OTTAWA, CANADA, March 18, 1942. SIR: With reference to conversations that have recently taken place among the competent officials of the United States and the Canadian Governments concerning the proposed transfer to the Armed Forces of the United States of certain American citizens now serving in the Naval, Military, or Air Forces of Canada, I have the honor to propose that an agreement be entered into between the two Governments as follows: I. FORCES WITHIN CANADA 1. The appropriate Canadian and United States authorities staitment of shall prepare a statement of the conditions of transfer and plcations thereafter, as soon as possible, but not later than April 6, 1942, the appropriate Canadian authorities shall inform all United States citizens and former United States citizens who have lost their citizenship as a result of having taken an oath of allegiance on enlistment in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada, and who are now serving in these Forces in Canada, that they have an opportunity prior to and not after April 20, 1942, to apply for appointment or enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. Personnel making such applications may withdraw them at any time prior to ap- pointment or enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. 2. The United States War and Navy Departments shall furnish inDmotioDs National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, information gov- t - erning the conditions of service in the United States Armed Forces, which information shall be communicated by Na- tional Defence Headquarters to all concerned. 3. National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, shall send nominal Rolls of appli rolls of the applicants to the War or Navy Department of the United States. 4. The United States War and Navy Departments shall . SBoad appoint Boards to come to Canada to interview applicants with full power to appoint or to enlist them in the United States Forces. ondi-


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