Fonds consists of administrative orders from the Canadian Military Headquarters (CMHQ) in London issued during the Second World War (1940 to 1947) and advance general orders for 1945. Also includes extracts from a CMHQ file on instructions and employment of Canadian troops in the Mediterranean area during the Second World War. Also includes Canadian Army Overseas technical and training bulletins nos 1-20 for 1944-1945.
Canada. Canadian Military Headquarters (London, England)
Fonds consists of material relating to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War and Post-war periods. There are papers concerned with general RCAF policy during 1938-1939 and 1945, and with general military policy for RCAF Station Uplands during 1940-1941. Also includes post-war correspondence relating to RCAF policy, and papers relating to RCAF Stations Uplands and Camp Borden. There is also general correspondence (1935-45), personal correspondence (1941-1945), miscellaneous correspondence (1934-1946), and other documents relating to Dept. of Defence Production (1951-1961) and to the Dept. of Supply and Organization (1943-1944).
Fonds consists of material documenting Robert A. Logan's activities with the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1922 to investigate conditions effecting aircraft in the Arctic Islands. Includes correspondence re Logan's aerial photography training and aerial navigation training, the early history of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the First World War operations, arctic flying and sovereignty questions in 1922. There is are various documents about the RCAF Ground Instructional Section and Photographic Section during the early 1920s.
Fonds consists of photographs, letters, and newspaper clippings saved by F. F. Helmer from his son's service in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force during the First World War. Also includes personal letters from his son with a fairly detailed account of his experiences and training during the war as well as letters of sympathy sent to F. F. Helmer after the death of his son.
Fonds consists of notes and reports regarding the award and confirmation of sentences of death of twenty-five Canadian soldiers in the First World War by the Chief of the General Staff. Also includes excerpts from two books dealing with the troubles of the 41st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, and Canadian deaths by firing squad.
Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Deputy Judge Advocate General/Advisory
Collection consists of budget estimates for the Canadian Forces from 1908 to 1974, including the: Dept. of Naval Services; Air Board; Dept. of Militia and Defence; Dept. of National Defence; Defence Research Board; Canadian Army; Royal Canadian; and Canadian Armed Forces. Includes additional budget proposals for various projects and services including construction programmes, defence research and development, and civilian strength. Collection also provides monthly statements of expenditures and reports to the minister, which detail spending and proposed spending for the Canadian Armed Forces. Also consists of reports and charts showing budget estimates, and expenditures for various Department of National Defence (DND) projects from 1951-1956, including the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and the Canadian Army. Many reports concern the proposed construction of facilities for Canadian Forces bases, showing the budget estimates, expenditures and other details about the projects. There are also reports and statistics about budget estimates for various other DND programs. There are two series: I. Budget estimates for the Canadian Forces from 1908 to 1974 (75/457) II. Estimates for various DND projects 1951-1956 (110.013 (D29))
Fonds consists of files used by Normand Rouleau when he was Executive Assistant to the Coordinator of the Olympic Security Committee from 1975 to 1976. These include detailed papers pertaining to security measures undertaken during the Montreal Olympic Games. Mostly, they consist of documents from the offices of COJO (Comité organisateur des Jeux olympiques) and Comité Principal de Sécurité Publique.
Fonds consists of material maintained by the Air Transport Board and pertaining to contracts regarding airlifts of supplies to Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line sites for the fiscal years 1958-1971. The files contain information on contracts established with such companies as: CP Air (President - Richard W. Ryan), Federal Electric Corporation, Maritime Central Airways, Northern Construction Co. and J.W. Stewart, Okanagan Helicopters, Pacific Western Airlines , Western Electric Company and Wheler Airlines. A small number of files pertain to airlift operations in Korea. The fonds also contains input from the Air Industries and Transport Association of Canada. Arranged according to a block numeric subject classification system employed by the Air Transport Board. The files have been renumbered.
Collection consists of information cards, arranged in alphabetical order, containing the name, rank, unit/squadron, transfers, brief history, occupation prior to joining military, and extra remarks on Canadians in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.
Fonds consists of photocopies of G.M. Croil's correspondence with W.A. Bishop concerning: Royal Air Force (RAF) dress regulations; information on intake and training of men for RCAF technical trades; enclosures of photographs (no longer attached); and a request for the total flying hours anticipated for the fiscal year 1939-40. Also includes Croil's correspondence with Squadron Leader F.V. Heakes, the RCAF Liaison Officer in London, regarding: the Air Council decision on the Bolingbroke; the mission to North America on aircraft procurement, RAF flying training schools and recruiting in Canada, and British Cabinet changes; problems with Canadian direct entries into the RAF; a scheme for forming RAF schools in Canada; and a decision to purchase Bristol engines. Consists of his correspondence with Group Captain G.C. Pirie, an Air Attaché from the British Embassy in Washington, regarding visits to Vancouver, Miami, Trenton and Ottawa; and correspondence with W.A. Rundle and Halford D. Wilson (Alderman) concerning an address to the Vancouver Board of Trade. Also includes newspaper clippings and miscellaneous documents, as well as 3 photographs.
Fonds consists of station information bulletins from the following Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio Stations: Ladner and Masset in BC, Coverdale in NB, Leitrim and Gloucester in ON, Alert and Inuvik in NWT, Gander in NF, Flin Flon in MB, and in Bermuda. Information bulletins were monthly, and contained lists of visitors to the station, any maintenance done, announcements of social events, special courses, changes in personnel, changes in living quarters, and generally everything notable that happened in and around the station in a particular month.
Canada. Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio System
Fonds consist of papers dealing primarily with Operation "Jubilee," the allied raid on Dieppe. The collection was photocopied from the larger collection at the Imperial War Museum, London, but maintains the essential organization. This set of papers is particularly useful for the Naval operations at Dieppe. However, the after-action reports made by officers commanding landing craft and support ships provide a graphic account of conditions in the assault and on the landing beaches. Of particular interest for the general history of "Jubilee" are the Naval Force Commander's "Narrative" and his "Conclusions and Recommendations."
Fonds consists of policy-records for the development of Newfoundland's aviation potential during the 1930s. The documents dealt with the attempts to resolve an Imperial policy that gave the British Government the right to establish an Imperial airway system in co-operation with the self-governing Dominion and the Colonies in order to allow Pan American Airways and Imperial Airways to build ground facilities in Newfoundland. It is also a record of how the three major airports in the territory - Botwood, Gander and Goose Ray - were developed from 1936 through to the end of the Second World War. The last three folders contain material on the Canadian influence on Newfoundland during the war and the strategic importance of Botwood, Gander and Goose Bay. These sites were of strategic importance because they would serve as convenient bases for Empire Transatlantic Mail Service. The pages have been arranged in chronological order until 1940, and after that date the block-file organization of the 55-5 Series has been used.
Fonds consists of files dealing only with the period when No. 442 Squadron was overseas during the Second World War. It includes a list of flying accidents along with a list of officers and/or aircrafts that went missing or died during the Squadron's overseas operations. Also included in are daily operational reports "Opreps", combat reports, weekly changes in strength of operational aircrafts, monthly flying times and monthly returns of officer and airmen pilots.
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Squadron, No. 442
Fonds consists of materials regarding military intelligence during the second World War, and includes daily war telegraphs (DWs), weekly war summaries, Malaya combined intelligence summaries and newspaper clippings and narratives on Canadians in British Intelligence Operations. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series I: Weekly War Reviews and Daily War Telegraphs Series II: Other Materials
Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Directorate of Military Intelligence
The fonds consists of the working files for the Air Force Historical Section, including material from the Raymond Collishaw Papers. Many of the files contain articles or short histories as well as nominal rolls and photographs for the respective squadrons. Extracts from the official Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force communiqués highlight the activities of Canadian airmen. As a general rule, there is more information on those squadrons that had large numbers of Canadians.
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Historical Section
Fonds consist primarily of press releases from Air Force Headquarters, Directorate of Public Relations, from 1939 to 1964 and Air Force Overseas Headquarters, Directorate of Public Relations, from 1941 to 1946. Some files include newspaper clippings along with the press releases. The majority of volumes pertain to press releases during the Second World War. There are separate collections of press releases from Second World War Operations in South East Asia, Iceland, and the Middle East. The press releases after the Second World War deal primarily with events in Canada. Fonds is divided into two series: Series 1: Air Force Headquarter releases (79/453) Series 2: Air Force Overseas Headquarter releases (79/454)
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Directorate of Public Relations
Fonds consists of minutes, memoranda, research materials, reports, ministerial and cabinet submissions, and working papers compiled mainly while Colonel W.B.S Sutherland was Director of Operational Readiness Land and Director of Sovereignty Planning, 1968-1973. Covers a wide variety of military subjects, including: military planning, emergency management, northern Canada and the Arctic, combat development, defence planning, equipmwnt, peacekeeping, security and reorganization of the Canadian Armed Forces
Fonds consists of transcripts of interviews with approximately 125 veterans of the Dieppe Raid, collected in 1978-1979 as research for the documentary "Dieppe 1942." The veterans are primarily Canadian, although there are interviews with German veterans and veterans of the Royal Navy, the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and various British forces. It is organized alphabetically, and in most cases the rank and unit affiliation of the individual is noted.
Fonds consists of documents dealing almost wholly with Anthony Fenwick Pickard's service in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), but concentrate particularly on his seagoing service and his time as Canadian Naval Commander in Newfoundland after the Second World War. Other material of importance includes: standing orders for heads of ships; notes and transcriptions of various lectures; press clippings from the start and the end of the war, as well as newsworthy naval events during the war; messages, orders and correspondence from the HMS Repulse, HMCS Chambly, HMCS St. Catherines, HMCS Haida, HMCS Quebec and the HMCS Algonquin; nominal lists from the HMCS Quebec; personal documents, cards and invitations; First Canadian Escort Squad material; photographs and information on the HMCS Algonquin's visit to Sierra Leone; and photographs of miscellaneous material.