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Tennant, Agnes Isabel

  • Personne

Agnes Isabel Tennant served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during the Second World War, attaining the rank of Major (Principal Matron). Born in 1911, she worked as a Staff Nurse during 1934-1936 at the Laurentian Sanatarium in St-Agathe, Quebec and received her BA at McGill University in 1938. During 1938-1941 she was a Medical Supervisor at the Montreal General Hospital. During the Second World War, she commenced her service with 14 Canadian General Hospital and overseas with the unit in 1941. She returned to Canada in August 1943 and spent until March 1944 training orderlies at CBMH. Tennant returned overseas in May 1944 with 20 Canadian General Hospital as Major (Principal Matron). She also served with the 2nd Canadian General Hospital for one month and returned to Canada in July 1945.

Buckwell, M. C.

  • Personne

Maunsell Charles Buckwell (Buck) served with the Canadian Army during 1939-1968 and retired with the rank of Major. Born in 1919, he enlisted in the 93rd Field Battalion, 18th Field Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) in 1939. Buckwell was a career Army officer, a veteran of the Second World War, and served in many international positions. He retired in 1968 and joined the Federal Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1984. Buckwell died 9 March 2004.

Great Britain. Inter-service Topographical Dept.

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The Inter-service Topographical Dept. was operative from 1941 to 1945, and administered by the British Admiralty, for the production of topographical information for the use of the service departments.

Canada. Canadian Forces Base (Rivers, Man.) Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment.

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Airborne Section Trial and Evaluation Establishment was a part of the Base Training Branch for Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in Rivers, Manitoba, until 1967, when it became a Lodger Unit under Mobile Command. CFB Rivers was originally opened prior to the Second World War as No. 1 Central Navigation School. With the outbreak of the War, Camp Rivers also became a training centre for Army pilots and parachutists as well as flying instructors from the Army, Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). As a result of the unification, Camp Rivers was renamed CFB Rivers. It was closed in September 1971.

Lohmann, Karl-Heinz

  • Personne

Karl-Heinz Lohmann was a 17-year-old German conscript in the last days of the Third Reich. On April 28th, 1945 while stationed at Leer, Germany, he was wounded by a Canadian grenade. Lohmann promptly received medical treatment from Canadian doctors, and they were able to save his leg.

United Nations Command. Commonwealth Division, 1st

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The 1st Commonwealth Division was a multinational unit that took part in Korean War, as part of British Commonwealth Forces Korea. The division was formed in July 1951 and was comprised mainly of British Army and Canadian Army units. Australian infantry and New Zealand Army artillery units were also involved. The division was deactivated in 1954 as part of the demobilisation of forces in Korea in the aftermath of the war.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Director Human Resources Information Management

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The Director Human Resources Information Management (DHRIM) is a management capability for both the military and civilian branches of the Department of National Defence (DND). DHRIM manages information systems, information technology initiatives and projects, software applications and other business processes within DND. It provides an integrated information management system within the Canadian Forces and Department of National Defence.

Graham, Joan

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"Bonnie" Joan Graham was born Joan Bartlett, and she grew up in Fort Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan. Christopher and Richard Bartlett, with whom she corresponded with during the war, are her brothers. She married Buckwell Graham in the late 1940s and they had three children together. In 1995, Ms. Graham completed a family history about the Fort Qu'Appelle Bartletts. Ms. Graham is a grandmother of eight, and she lives in Goderich, Ontario. George M. Smales served in the First World War so that he could serve with his son, Alistair. Charles and Douglas Graham served in the South African War. Christopher Bartlett was a Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force until his death in 1944. He was born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. A lake in Saskatchewan was named after him in 1949. Sub Lieutenant Richard Bartlett was a Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Pilot during the Second World War. He was a prisoner of war in many different prison camps, the last of which he escaped successfully. The Smales and Bartlett families are related by marriage.

Ball, C.W.

  • Personne

Colonel Charles Warren Ball was Director of Pay Services for the Canadian Army in the 1950's.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Director General Audit

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The Director General Audit (DGA) was responsible for the provision of an effective internal audit service in the Department of National Defence. Audit is an objective, independent third party that exists for the accountability of the methods applied and the results produced by the Deputy Minister and Chief of Staff Committee. Examples of DGA audit topics are the management of military moves, cost recoveries in relation to foreign military training in Canada, and contracting for construction engineering services. The DGA was known as the Chief Auditor's Branch until 1965, at which point it became Director of Audit, which became Directorate of Operational Audit before becoming the DGA.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Public Accounts

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The House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts has been in existence since Confederation. The earliest antecedent of the Public Accounts Committee in Canada was the Committee of the Legislative Council that was formed when civil government was proclaimed in Quebec in October 1763. Since then, other committees have occasionally superceded the Committee. Immediately following Confederation, the Public Accounts Committee was reconstituted as a standing committee of the house. The Committee was established to faithfully maintain accurate bookkeeping of all financial transactions involving public monies. In 1931, the dual functions of the control of issue and the audit of expenditure were separated into two distinct positions. The Auditor General retained full responsibility for executing an independent post-audit of government expenditures. A new position was formed, the Comptroller of the Treasury, to control the issue of monies and carry out an executive pre-audit before payment.

Cummins, J.F.

  • Personne

J.F. Cummins was a Lieutenant-Colonel on the General Staff of the Historical Section of the Department of National Defence, Ottawa, Canada in 1931.

Fauteux, Jacques

  • Personne

Jacques Fauteux attended the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was trained as a diver in the Canadian Navy. In 1996, Fauteux was sent to Yugoslavia to act as a media officer and was predominantly stationed in Sarajevo/Mostar. He held the rank of Lieutenant while in Yugoslavia.

Boutilier, James A., 1939-

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Dr. James A. Boutilier is an expert on maritime security, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Born in Halifax in 1939, he studied History at Dalhousie University, McMaster University, and the University of London. He taught for two years at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and for twenty-two years at Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, B.C. He now works as a special advisor at the Canadian Maritime Forces' Pacific Headquarters in Esquimault, B.C.

Caldwell, R.H. (Robert Henry), 1939-

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Robert H. Caldwell (1939- ) served in the Canadian Army for thirty-five years. He completed Technical and General Staff courses at the Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham, the British Army Staff College at Camberley, and the Joint Warfare Establishment at Old Sarum. He passed the Master of Arts programme in War Studies at the Royal Military College at Kingston in 1987, and thereafter was employed as a researcher and historian at the Operational and Research and Analysis Establishment, followed by the Directorate of History, in National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa. Mr. Caldwell has been a member of the Naval History Team for fourteen years, an is a contributing author to the two volume official operational history of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War. He has completed several studies on the “The RCN and Unification” for Volume III, the official post-war naval history to be published in 2010. He is presently the Canadian representative on the first Combined Operations naval history project working with historians from the United States, Britain and Australia. Caldwell is concentrating on the Canadian Navy in the Arabian Sea and Gulf from 1991 to 2003. In late 2006 Mr. Caldwell was tasked to begin the preparations for an official history of the Canadian Forces experience in Afghanistan. He visited with Canadian troops in Afghanistan in October and November 2006, and again in April and May 2007. He will act as the NATO historian at Regional Command (South) in Kandahar, Afghanistan from May to August 2008.

Johnston, William C.

  • Personne

William C. Johnston was educated at the University of Waterloo where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1979 and a Masters of Arts degree in 1982. He became an historian with the Directorate of History and Heritage, Dept. of National Defence in 1982. Mr. Johnson was responsible for the Policy and Maritime Air sections of the third volume of official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force and contributed to the second volume of the official history of the Royal Canadian Navy. He is the author of A War of Patrols. The Canadian Army in Korea, 1950-1953 and is currently principle author of the first volume of the official history of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Rabinovitch, R. N.

  • Personne

Dr. R. N. Rabinovitch was a top scientist at the Montreal General Hospital and the University of McGill prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. With a specialty in chemistry and chemical engineering, he went on to enter the Canadian chemical weapons program shortly after war had been declared. Rabinovitch became a Major, and the Director of No. 1 Canadian Chemical Warfare Defence Laboratory. Canadian Chemical Warfare Defense Laboratory No. 1 was involved in many aspects of chemical warfare. They conducted gas training for the Cdn. Forestry Corps. They also assessed the possibilities of Axis use of chemical weapons, and the effects these could have. The group also investigated ways of improving the Allied chemical program.

Canada. Ministère de la défense nationale. Centre d'analyse et de recherche opérationnelle

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Le Centre d'analyse et de recherche opérationnelle, jusqu'en 1974, faisait partie du Conseil de recherches pour la défense (CRD) et était connu sous le nom de Centre d'analyse pour la défense (CAD). Après que le Groupe d'étude de la gestion eut passé en revue la structure du Quartier général de la Défense nationale, le CARO a été retiré des autres composantes du CRD et confié au sous-ministre adjoint (Politiques). Le CARO a deux fonctions principales : la recherche opérationnelle et la recherche en matière de questions stratégiques touchant la défense. La Division de la recherche opérationnelle est responsable de la première tâche et fait des recherches sur le choix, l'usage et l'optimisation des systèmes d'armes par les unités de campagne. La Division d'analyse générale s'emploie

Morrison, C.A., 1936-1990

  • Personne

C.A. Morrison (1936-1990) was an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces from 1959 to 1980. From 1978 to 1980, he worked as an historian at the Directorate of History, and was responsible for the production of the official historical narrative of Operation Morning Light, the operation to recover debris from the crashed Soviet surveillance satellite Kosmos 954.

Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Historical Section

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  • 1945-1968

The Royal Canadian Air Force Historical Section was created after the Second World War and was small, with a maximum of five people on staff. The staff contributed to the RCAF magazine Roundel, and answered inquiries. When the three services unified in 1968, the RCAF Historical Section became part of the new Directorate of History under Colonel Charles P. Stacey, the former head of the Canadian Army Historical Section.

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