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Chief of the Defence Staff fonds

  • CA ON00093 95/138; 72/238; 96/55
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2001

Fonds consist of National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) action directives (1994 - ) and Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) situation reports (sitreps) (1995 - ). The directives emanate from the CDS, began in 1973, and are issued irregularly as the need arises. The situation reports are used to provide information on the major objectives of the Dept. of National Defence and are released on an interim basis. They cover a wide variety of topics relating directly to Canadian Forces personnel as well as planning and policy. Also includes two visitor registers signed by various military commanders from different countries (or from international organizations) on the occasion of their visit to Canada between 1990-2001. In addition, there is a Canadian Forces Manual of Individual Training, Volume 1, General, Part Two, Description. Various training topics are covered for individuals enlisted in Canadian Forces such as computer-assisted learning, management techniques and statistical reporting procedures. Assessment guidelines and factors affecting the learning environment of the trainee are also discussed. Also includes a file regarding the review of Canada-United States nuclear related agreements during 1985-1986. There are also summary records of discussion for the Armed Forces Council (1976-1980) and the Commanders’ Conferences (1970-1975), as well as a CDS directive regarding the 1972/73 Force structure and planned changes [filed under 72/238]. Also includes a file of miscellaneous documents entitled “CDS Operational Directive to Commanders 1976/77”.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Chief of the Defence Staff

Bill McAndrew, Donald E. Graves and Michael J. Whitby collection

  • CA ON00093 95/3; 2012/12
  • Collection
  • 1994

Fonds consists of material related to the published work "Normandy 1944. The Canadian Summer." Includes the English manuscript, the first and second French translations, the illustrations with some French captions, a mockup of the final book, in English, and several maps. Also includes a map (2012/12) of the first day of the invasion of Normandy with an overlay containing information regarding the Allied advance at Sword, Gold, and Juno Beaches as well as the German defence.

McAndrew, Bill, 1934-

Royal 22e Régiment, 1er Bataillon fonds

  • CA ON00093 95/36
  • Fonds
  • 1992

Fonds consists of copies of newsletters and bimonthly reports produced by 1R22eR Battle Group and the rear parties of 4 Combat Engineer Regiment and 3RCR, during the deployment of those units to the former Yugoslavia for Operation Harmony.

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Royal 22e Régiment, Bataillon. 1er

Burrard Dry Dock Company Ltd fonds

  • CA ON00093 95/42
  • Fonds
  • 1944

Fonds consists of a report discussing the difficulties encountered in setting up facilities and carrying out conversions on "SMITER" Class ships given by the Americans to the British during the Second World War. It also includes a list of Department heads and foremen who worked on this project and a list of ships with dates of arrival and departure.

Burrard Dry Dock Company

Defence 2000 Committee fonds

  • CA ON00093 95/58
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings from 1993 to 1994. Also includes the newsletter "Defence 2000 News" for September 1995.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Defence 2000 Committee

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 3rd Regiment fonds

  • CA ON00093 96/18
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1977

Fonds consists mainly of Annual Artillery Conference Documents (1961-1973), Force Mobile Command papers on various operations (1962-1974), and various Royal Canadian School of Artillery Precis on missile systems (1961-1964). Also includes Canadian Army Operational Research Establishment reports (1962-1964), Allied Command Europe Mobile Forces Operating Procedures (1964-1972) and papers on combat development (1961-1962), Soviet ground forces (1966-1973), and emergency operations (1954-1966).

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Regiment, 3rd

Saskatchewan Area Headquarters fonds

  • CA ON00093 96/25
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1964

Fonds consists of eleven files documenting the organization and mobilization planning, as well as outline plans and the planning operations and readiness for the Canadian Army Saskatchewan Area between 1950 and 1964. Also includes notices from Army Headquarters, Prairie Command, Winnipeg for 1950-1958. Includes messages, correspondence, minutes to meetings, memoranda, reports, drafts and other documents.

Canada. Canadian Army. Saskatchewan Area. Headquarters

Honours and Awards collection

  • CA ON00093 96/47
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1965, predominant 1942-1953

Collection consists mainly of award citations and award recommendations. Also includes birthday lists, New Years lists, general correspondence, nominal rolls, biographical questionnaires and minutes of meetings of the Honours and Awards Board. While the scope is extensive, it is incomplete.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Directorate of History

Chief Advisor Operational Research fonds

  • CA ON00093 96/51
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1945

Fonds consists of material pertaining to anti-submarine warfare operations research. Operational research involves the study of strategic, tactical, or logistic processes with the aim of providing a better basis for decisions on the employment of men and equipment.The documents were generated from three main sources: the Chief Advisor Operational Research (a British body), the Department of Naval Operational Research (a British body), and the Directorate of Operational Research (a Canadian body). In addition, some documents were produced in collaboration with the Anti-submarine Warfare Operational Research Group (an American body). Includes reports, memoranda, notes and other documents.

Great Britain. Admiralty. Chief Advisor Operational Research

T.M. Hunter fonds

  • CA ON00093 96/53
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1958

Fonds consists of a diary detailing T.M. Hunter's duties and activities as Canadian Army Historical Liaison Officer while in Englsnd during 1947 to 1950. Includes a newspaper clippings file (1947-1958) containing a selection of clippings on a wide variety of topics including: current events (foreign and Canadian), book reviews, Canadian militay history, honours and awards, British history, world history and projected Directorate of History publishing projects. Also includes research notebooks on 21 Army Group and pre-invasion planning), a date book, miscellaneous papers presented at Canadian Historical Association 1962 Annual Meeting, and miscellaneous articles and drafts.

Hunter, T.M. (T. Murray)

Director General Public Affairs fonds

  • CA ON00093 97/1
  • Fonds
  • 1994-2003

Fonds consists of six files containing documents released to the media by the Director General Public Affairs on 17 January 1997 regarding the investigations into misconduct and poor performance by members of the unit of CANBAT 2 at Bakovici Hospital in Bosnia and Hercegovina and the mistreatment of Capt. Sandra Perron, Canada's first female infantry officer. Fonds also contains news clippings from Canadian, American and French newspapers describing the opening of the Juno Beach Centre in Normany, France; the burial service for the remains of three unknown Canadian soldiers found near the Passchendarle New British Cemetery in Belgium; and the ceremonies held to mark the 60th Anniversary of Dieppe. There is also a nine minute video cassette titled, "On Patrol for Canada - The Halifax Class Frigates" which introduces the Halifax Class of the Canadian Patrol Frigates.
There are three series:
I. Media Release Package
II. Newspaper Clippings
III. Video Cassette

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Director General Public Affairs

Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (Canada) fonds

  • CA ON00093 97/18
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1967

Fonds consists of documents regarding the FHE-400 Hydrofoil project. Includes 5 volumes of "Engineering Design Study of Fighting Equipment for Royal Canadian Navy FHE-400 Hydrofoil". (Vol. 1 - Summary, vol. 2 - Overall System Analysis, vol. 3 - Sub-System Analysis, vol. 4 - Specifications, vol. 5 - Drawings.) Also includes design reports for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), progress reports and technical memorandum from Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), project evaluation reports, ship control work study, volumes 1 and 2 of design study for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) hydrofoil, and technical drawings.

Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (Canada)

Restructuring Control Group fonds

  • CA ON00093 97/2
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1973, predominant 1972

Fonds consists of material relating to the restructuring of the Dept. of National Defence Headquarters in the early 1970s. Includes plans, memoranda, letters, programs, submissions, job descriptions, implementation plans and annexes, briefs, policies, organizational charts, guidelines and articles.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Restructuring Control Group

E. Gault Finley fonds

  • CA ON00093 97/25
  • Fonds
  • 1989-1997

Fonds consists of 30 biographical files assembled by Eric G. Finley on men who had served with Beach Commando "W". The biographical files are all classified as Protected "B". The file consists mainly of original correspondence between Finley and other members of the military unit. Most of the information is biographical and reflects the military career of these individuals. Original photographs and photocopies of pictures are included, as well a number of reproduced photographs taken from the National Archives of Canada. Also included are newsletters and pamphlets on Combined Operations with personnal accounts and experiences. There are also three folders of miscellaneous documents. Folder 2 of the fonds contains a 3 part article written by Eric Finley and Ed Storey entitled "Royal Canadian Naval Beach Commando 'W'", and which appeared in "Military Past and Present", Nos. 57 to 59.

Finley, E. Gault, 1923-

William Glover fonds

  • CA ON00093 97/8
  • Fonds
  • 1991-1993

Fonds consists of transcripts of interviews conducted by Lt. Commander William Glover on assignment for Directorate of History of the Department of National Defence. Glover was assigned to research personnel and training policies and practices in the Royal Canadian Navy between 1939 and 1945. Each subject held a position as an instructor or a staff officer responsible for personnel and training. Ten interview subjects were selected accordingly. They included: John Alexander Charles; David Allan Collins; Jim Dowler; Grace McDowell; Robert W. Murdoch; George Nation; Bent Gesture Sivertz; Gordon W. Stead; John Howard Wade; and Edward Arnold MacFayden. The fonds also includes a paper entitled "In Quest of a Canadian Naval identity" written for the Second Naval Historical Conference held in Halifax in 1993.

Glover, William

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Canadian Military Representative fonds

  • CA ON00093 98/38
  • Fonds
  • 1989-1990

Fonds consists of materials documenting the history and activities during 1989-1990 of the negotiations of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) before it was implemented 19 November 1990, as well as the Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBMs) before it was implemented 1 January 1991. Also includes material pertaining to the High Level Task Force (HLTF) proposal for a conventional arms reduction treaty. Includes messages, memoranda and position papers of the CSE and CSBM Working Groups, CFE Negotiations Reports, discussion papers and various other documents. Some of the major subjects covered include: demobilization of armed forces in Europe, arms control, treaties, armoured vehicles, combat vehicles, tanks, helicopters, arms control, European military policy and European defences.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Canadian Military Representative

12 Militia Group fonds

  • CA ON00093 98/39
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1964

Fonds consists of files from 12 Militia Group Headquarters and IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards squadrons in Ottawa, Prescott and Smiths Falls. The materials document the typical activities of the militia in the 1950s and early 1960s. File lists found with Series II, III and IV indicate that these materials have been stripped and retained whereas other files appearing on these lists were destroyed. File titles indicate general topics of files and these are varied. Most textual material consists of correspondence and memoranda. There are three scrapbooks, one of which consists of pictures, and the other two of newspaper clippings pertaining to 12 Militia Group. Most of the pictures have brief captions describing their contents. There are six series, as follows:
I: 12 Militia Group Headquarters files
II: Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards, IV. Ottawa files
III: Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards, IV. Prescott. "C" Squadron file
IV: Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards, IV. Smiths Falls. "D" Squadron files
V: Files relating to Princess Alice's visit to Present New Regimental Standard
VI: Pictures and Scrapbooks relating to 12 Militia Group

Canada. Canadian Army. Militia Group, 12

3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade Group fonds

  • CA ON00093 98/47
  • Fonds
  • 1961, 1963-1965

Fonds consists of four reports on Summer Concentration of 3 CIBG for the years 1961, 1963, 1964, and 1965.

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, 3rd

C.R. Nixon fonds

  • CA ON00093 98/64
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1991

Fonds consists of documents used and generated by Charles Robert Nixon during the years he served as Deputy Minister of National Defence (1975-1982). Includes mainly file copies of official outgoing correspondence and memoranda to Cabinet. Also includes drafts of speeches and miscellaneous documents covering a wide variety of subjects. There are four series:
I. Speeches (1971-1983)
II. Chronological [Correspondence] files (1965-1985), including Nixon's correspondence with O.G. Stoner (Clerk of the Privy Council)
III. [Miscellaneous documents] (1966-1991), including Nixon's submissions to the Royal Commission on Financial Management and Accountability
IV. Audio and visual media ([1978]-1980)

Nixon, C.R. (Charles Robert), 1928-

Small Arms Technical Committee fonds

  • CA ON00093 99/16
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1946

Fonds consists of minutes of the Small Arms Technical Committee during the period 1941-1946. Also includes numerical and alphabetical indices for 1941-1944, and an agenda for meetings Nos. 8-32.

Joint Service Committee. Small Arms Technical Committee

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