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Donald Alasdair Cameron collection
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CA ON00093 2003/38
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Photocopied 2003 (Reproduction)
1925-1998, predominant 1940-1979 (Creation)
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2 cm of textual records
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Donald A. Cameron (1925- ) served with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) for 25 years. He served at HMCS Nonsuch (Edmonton, AB), HMCS Chippawa (Winnipeg, MB), and the HMCS St. Hyacinthe (St. Hyacithe, QC) as an Ordinary Seaman for Wireless Telegraphy (OS for W/T) before following special training in breaking German, Italian, and Japanese Morse codes. With this training, Cameron joined the "Supplementary Radio Branch" and was posted to various stations, namely Gander NF, Coverdale NB, Frobisher Bay NWT, Gloucester ON, Churchill MB, Masset BC as well as three years with the United States Navy in Cheltenham, Maryland. At the time of his retirement, Cameron had obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st class. He retired in Ottawa, ON.
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Collection consists of research material on the history of the supplementary radio stations in Canada from 1925 to the 1970s.
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Collection was received from Donald Alasdair Cameron in 2003.
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The following related materials can be found in the Document Collection:
72/322: Naval Service Headquarters. Directorate of Naval Information. 22 Apr. 60 – 17 Feb 64. Supplementary radio stations (SUPRAD)
76/232: Churchill, HMCS, Man. Jan 61. Information book
76/233: Gloucester, HMCS, Ottawa, ONT.  Information book
76/234: Aklavik, NRS, N.W.T. Jan 61. Information book
76/235: Masset, NRS, B.C. Jan 61. Information book
76/240: Coverdale, HMCS, Moncton, N.B. Jan 61. Information book
76/241: Frobisher Bay, NRS, N.W.T. Information book
77/690: Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio system. CFSRS newletter.
78/259: Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio system. 12 Mar 68 – 10 Jan 77. Station information bulletins.
79/246: Naval Policy Co-ordinating Committee fonds
79/347: Joint Photographic Intelligence Centre, Rockcliffe, Ont. Brochures
86/392: Canadian security and intelligence; a bibliography, 1945-1985.
92/218: Ruymar, Michael A. – Strategic naval communications in Bermuda
The following related materials can be found in the Kardex Collection:
111.21.01 (D 97): N.W.T. Radio Services
181.009 (D 104): Western Air Command
193.009 (D 13): Mins of 40th Meeting of JSSC Nfld 9 Nov. 42 re the following: Removal of Naval DF station – Harbour Grace
321.009 (D 10): Diagram of NWT & Y Radio System
327.009 (D 425): HQ Western Command file 5155-0185/36 vol. I
The following Associated Materials can be found at the National Archives:
RG 24: Inspections – Stations – Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio Systems.
RG 24: Frequency Assignement – Stations- Cdn Forces Supplementary Radio.
RG 24: Construction & Maintenance – Stations – Cdn Forces Supplementary Radio.
No further accruals are expected.