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Special Advisory Group in Military Justice and Military Police Investigation Services (1997)

Series II consists primarily of document volumes collected by the Special Advisory Group on Military Justice and Military Police Investigation Services for their consideration. The series contains an inventory of the document volumes with their titles and other information. For the most part the documentation consists of reports and research on various court cases. Also in this series are public submissions, briefs and reports presented, and the Advisory Group’s final report.

John G. Bryans collection

  • CA ON00093 2006/7
  • Archief
  • Photocopied and scanned in 2006 (originally created 1929-1949, n.d.)

Collection consists of photocopies of flight reports and other documentation, an information book for the Imperial Defence College Tour of the Middle East in 1949, and a report by a German general on Operation Cerberus. Documents related to Bryans' early career include the report of his pilot's graduation tests, flight reports, headquarters orders for flights, and some correspondence. Also included are four photographs, three portraits of Bryans and one group photograph from an RAF navigation school. The information book from the Imperial Defence College tour is titled "General Headquarters Middle East Land Forces Nut Shell, 30 July to 30 Aug, 1949." It includes a programme of the tour, as well as topographical, military and political information on Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Iraq, Aden and Aden Protectorate, East Africa, Sudan and Eritrea, and Malta. Two maps, an outline map of the tour and a road map of Greece, are also included. The report by an unidentified German general is titled "The Channel Break Through 1942" and describes Operation Cerberus, the escape of three German battleships, Prinz Eugen, Gneisenau and Scharnhorst, from Brest to Norway in February 1942. The British counter-action, code-named Operation Fuller, is also described.

Bryans, John G., 1906-1993

Standing Committee on Public Accounts fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/13
  • Archief
  • 1939, 1943-1944

Fonds consists of the minutes of proceedings and evidence for the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for 1939, and for 1943-1944. The meetings concern the Bren Machine Gun and other armament contracts. All volumes are present.

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

Special Committee on Bill No. 133, An Act Respecting National Defence fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/16
  • Archief
  • 1950

Fonds consists of minutes of proceedings and evidence for the Special Committee on Bill No. 133 (An Act Respecting National Defence) in 1950.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Special Committee on Bill No. 133, An Act Respecting National Defence

Special Committee on Defence fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/18
  • Archief
  • 1963-1965

Fonds consists of fifteen files of minutes of proceedings and evidence for the meetings held by the Special Committee on Defence between 1963 and 1965. Includes the following documents: an Interim Report of the Special Committee of the House of Commons on Matters Relating to Defence; Bill C-90 : an Act to amend the National Defence Act; Civil Emergency Planning; Regular Officer Training Plan; Reserve Forces, Votes and Proceedings of the House of Commons of Canada, Department of Defence Production, the Special Paper Respecting Defence Expenditure and Its Influence on the Canadian Economy, the Canadian Commercial Corporation, the Naval Shipbuilding Programme, and Integrated Recruiting Organization, as well as a Special Studies prepared for the Special Committee of the House of Commons on Matters Relating to Defence, and the second to fifth Reports to the House. All years are complete. Many volumes contain duplicates.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Special Committee on Defence

Standing Committee on National Defence fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/19
  • Archief
  • 1966-1968, 1986-1988

Fonds consists of 23 files of minutes of proceedings and evidence for the Standing Committee on National Defence from 1966 and 1986-1988. Topics of meetings include estimates and Bill C-243. All volumes from 1966 contain duplicates.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on National Defence

Kenneth C. Maclure fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/3
  • Archief
  • 1942-2004

Fonds consists of textual accounts of an air expedition to the North Pole. The Lancaster "Aries", captained by Wg. Cdr. D.C. McKinley, made the first Commonwealth flight to the Pole on May 1945. The expedition consisted of a series of Arctic flights, made over a sixteen-day period from bases in Alaska, the Yukon, England, and Iceland. "Tab 5" is the most detailed part of the fonds, with reports on navigation, aircraft performance, weather, magnetism, radar, and geographical observations. All other sections contain shorter reports of the expedition and outlines of the "Greenwich grid system" of polar navigation developed by Maclure and first tested by the Aries.

Maclure, Kenneth C., 1914-1988

Directorate of History and Heritage Unit Group Photographs collection

  • CA ON00093 2007/33
  • Archief
  • 1940-1943

Collection consists of 780 black and white panoramic shots of various regiments of the Canadian Army Overseas. Most of the photographs were taken in England or Scotland and away from the fighting. Therefore, these photographs are more portrait style shots, as opposed to live-action battlefield photos. Unfortunately, while some of the people in the photographs are numbered, DHH has no corresponding key exists to identify the personnel. There are various sizes among the panoramic shots in boxes 1 and 2, which are standard archival 20cm boxes, while boxes 4 through 7 contain oversize photographs. Files have been intellectually organized according to the organizational structure of the Canadian Army circa 1945 provided in Appendix F of Col. C.P. Stacey"s Official History of the Canadian Army: The Victory Campaign. However, the files remain in their original order within the boxes. There are eight series:
I: Canadian Armoured Corps
II: Royal Canadian Artillery
III: Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers
IV: Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
V: Canadian Infantry Corps
VI: Canadian Forestry Corps
VII: Canadian Military Headquarters (London, England)
VIII: Other Units

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Directorate of History and Heritage

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Canadian Agency fonds

  • CA ON00093 2008/16
  • Archief
  • 1922-2007

Fonds consists of memorial and cemetery registers for those Canadians killed during the First World War and the Second World War. Includes cemetery lists, country lists, index to registers, First World War registers of Canadian dead buried overseas and one of Canadians buried in Canada, cemetery registers per province (both wars), booklets on memorials and books and booklets containing cemetery and memorial registers. There are five series:

  1. Administrative records:
  2. Records pertaining to Canada
  3. Memorial registers
  4. Cemetery registers
  5. Computer printouts (List of Casualties)

Great Britain. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Canadian Agency

Records Relating to Canada

Series consists of four oversized registers of Canadian dead buried overseas during the First World War and one oversized register of Canadian First World War dead buried in Canada. Also includes several booklets with lists of cemeteries and war graves for each province. Finally, there are descriptions of the memorials of Vimy, Halifax, Ottawa and Beaumont-Hamel to the soldiers without graves, including a list of casualties for each. There are duplicate copies.

Canadian Forces College (CFC) Operational Art

Series consists of student papers written for a Canadian Forces College (CFC) course on operational art, a concept of military theory which forms a bridge between strategy and tactics. Also includes the lesson slides and instructor’s notes on “Concepts of Operational Art”. The material was collected as part of Howard Coombs’ employment as an instructor at the college.

W.A.B. Douglas, Roger Sarty, Michael Whitby, Robert H. Caldwell, William Johnston and William G.P. Rawling collection

  • CA ON00093 2008/2
  • Archief
  • ca. 2002-2006

Collection consists of manuscripts and comments related to the editing and publishing process of the book A Blue Water Navy: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, Volume II Part 2: 1943-1945. Includes draft copies of chapters twelve to twenty-two with comments from various editors. Drafts were submitted for editing between September and December 2003 and are arranged by chapter number. There are eleven chapters:
XII. New Plans, Familiar Challenges: Fleet Planning, Reorganization and the Turning Point in the North Atlantic April-May 1943
XIII. North Atlantic Operations June-December 1943
XIV. Combined Operations in European Waters May 1942 to the Eve of NEPTUNE
XV. Towards a Balanced Fleet: Operations in European Waters, QUADRANT, and Fleet Modernization, 1942-1943
XVI. Prelude to NEPTUNE Operations with the Home Fleet, Coastal Forces, November 1943-May 1944
XVII. The Assault on Northwest Europe
XVIII. Guarding the Seaward Flank: July 1944-September 1945
XIX. The Inshore Anti-Submarine Campaign in European Waters June 1944-May 1945
XX. RCN Anti-Submarine Operations in the Northwest Atlantic 1944-1945
XXI. RCN Anti-Submarine Operations in the Northwest Atlantic 1944-1945
XXII. Outward to the Pacific: The Defence of the West Coast, Pacific Planning and Operations with the British Pacific Fleet April 1943-September 1945

Douglas, W.A.B. (William Alexander Binny), 1929-

R.C.A.F. Station (Uplands, Ont.) fonds

  • CA ON00093 71/480
  • Archief
  • 1957-1961

Fonds consists of materials dealing with the personnel establishment, operational policies, and emergency defence plan of the RCAF Station Uplands ranging from 1957 to 1961. A portion of the fonds contains letters exchanged between Canadian Armed Forces Air Defence Command and the RCAF Station Uplands. The fonds is filed using the original filing system.

Canada. R.C.A.F. Station (Uplands, Ont.)

Defence Council

Subseries consists of minutes, agendas and related papers of Defence Council from 1944 to 1972. The two first volumes, 1370 and 1371, serve as an index to the minutes and related papers. Includes Files 1370 to 1474.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Defence Council

Advisory Committee on Northern Development

Subseries consists of minutes of meetings of the Advisory Committee on Northern Development. Includes Files 1800 to 1804. File 1800 serves as a subject index.

Canada. Advisory Committee on Northern Development

General Charles Foulkes Papers

Series consists of papers alphabetically arranged by subject. Some of the subjects include: anti-submarine warfare, Canada-United States military relations, NATO, nuclear weapons, peacekeeping, and Canada’s military policy. Also includes documents regarding the activities of Canadian regiments and the 1st Canadian Corps during the Second World War in Northwest Europe. There are also speeches (1948-1969) by Foulkes and a scrapbook.

Foulkes, Charles, 1903-1969

Miscellaneous Papers

Series consists of miscellaneous documents regarding unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, Canada’s defence policy, organization of the Canadian Forces and the Dept. of National Defence, and the Royal Commission of Government Organization (the Glassco Commission). Also includes indexes to Robert Lewis Raymont’s speech research material and his research papers on speeches, correspondence between Raymont and Dr. W.A.B. Douglas, Senior Historian and Director-General at the Directorate of History. There are also speeches and addresses by General Frederick Ralph Sharp, General Charles Foulkes, Air Chief Marshal Frank Robert Miller and Paul Hellyer (Minister of National Defence), as well as Lieutenant-General J.V. Allard’s policy book for 1964-1966, and various other documents covering a variety of military topics.

1 Air Division Europe Headquarters fonds

  • CA ON00093 73/423
  • Archief
  • 1953-1955

Fonds consists of an operations plan and interim operations plans for 1 Air Division when it was stationed at Metz, France during 1953-1955. The operations plan was designed to meet a situation in which war had been forced upon the NATO nations by acts of aggression of the USSR or her satellites. The interim operations plans were designed to prepare Air Division units for the transition from peace to war operations with the maximum degree of combat effectiveness.

Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Air Division Europe, 1. Headquarters

Canadian Military Headquarters (London, England) fonds

  • CA ON00093 73/806
  • Archief
  • 1940-1945

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)

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