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Lists, Catalogue and Chronology

Series consists of two lists compiled by Hugh Halliday regarding the Battle of Britain: a list of Canadian pilots from several sources showing home, squadron, Battle of Britain score and other remarks (71/259); and a Battle of Britain victory list for Canadians. (71/282). The series also includes a catalogue of negatives of famous Canadian fliers of the First World War (72/30), and a list of Canadian fighter pilots who scored four or more victories in the Second World War (73/839) (both compiled by Halliday), as well as a chronology of Canadian the Canadian military aviation from August 1883 to April 1974 (79/44).

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

Plots and Charts

Series consists of microfiche of plots and charts relating to the organization of Canadian convoys during the Second World War. Although the plots and charts were created by Naval Service Headquarters in Ottawa, each directorate within NSHQ were assigned different responsibilities. The Directorate of Trade was responsible for the arrangement of the convoys. The Fighting Equipment Co-ordinating Authority (FECA), under the broader authority of the Directorate of Warfare and Training, ensured that the fighting ships were properly equipped. U-Boat estimates were provided by the Operational Intelligence Centre. The Directorate of Naval Operations was responsible for both the employment and disposal of ships involved in submarine warfare. The microfiche fall under the following headings: Miscellaneous (includes convoy arrangements, convoy routes, commands, and reports of U-Boat warfare); Fighting Equipment Co-ordinating Authority (FECA) Plots; and U-Boat Estimates. In addition, there are oversize prints of both Fighting Equipment Co-ordinating Authority (FECA) and Miscellaneous Plans.

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

Weekly Operational Summaries (1941-1943)

Series consists of three volumes of weekly operational summaries detailing the movements and operations of all HMC Ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during the Second World War. The operational summaries for 1941 and 1943 are under the fonds number 95/66. The summaries for 1942 are located under the fonds number 85/251

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

Policy and Outline of RCAF Target Force during the 1950s (1950-1952)

Series consists of five volumes documenting Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) policy and the broad outline of RCAF Target Force during the 1950s. The Target Force was estimated as the minimum required to meet peacetime commitments, and to prepare the RCAF for operational activity and eventuality of a major war commencing 1956. The five volumes are as follows:

  1. Plan "G" for the Royal Canadian Air Force - 1 September. 1950 revision. (Volume also includes 2 sets of amendments: No 1.: 20 October 1950 and No.2: 15 January 1951)
  2. Plan "G" for the Royal Canadian Air Force - Amended as per amendment list No. 2 (volume also includes several miscellaneous transfer documents)
  3. Plan "H" for the Royal Canadian Air Force [1951]: editing Copy
  4. Plan "H" for the Royal Canadian Air Force - 1 August 1952: revision
  5. Plan "H" for the Royal Canadian Air Force - 1 August 1952: revision - editing copy

General Reference Files (1918-1943)

Series consists of one volume of the Air Historian file for history of Canadian aviation during 1918-1944), which includes correspondence, memoranda, histories of the Royal Canadian Air Force as well as other documents. Also includes one volume of RCAF Schools in Canada and secret organizational orders for 1942-1943, one volume regarding American citizens who served in the RCAF during 1941-1942 and one volume on defence measures and plans for gun defences. Includes correspondence, and memoranda, organization orders, movement orders and various other documents. There is one map in the series.

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

Finding Aids to the J3 Operations and National Defence Operations Centre (NDOC)

  • CA ON00093 96/27-2
  • Series
  • Reproduced and printed out from computer disk in 2001 (originally created 1995 and 2001)
  • Part of J3 Operations and Plans fonds

Series consists of finding aids to the J3 Operations and National Defence Operations Centre (NDOC) material tranferred to the National Defence Records and Management System in 1995 and January 2000 as the collection itself proved too voluminous for the DHH facilities. This material includes the NDOC black binders which contain information on all peacekeeping missions since 1990. Each binder contains messages, memorandum from and to Privy Council Office, the Deputy Minister, the Chief of the Defence Staff, the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, and various commanders and other related but miscellaneous items. The J3 Operations messages contain messages to and from various peacekeeping missions.

United Nations Documents

Series consists mainly of files about the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) but it also includes documents pertaining to other UN peacekeeping missions such as the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and the UN missions in Somalia, Yugoslavia, Iraq and Kuwait. It is mostly comprised of reports, directives, surveys and documents produced by the different UN organs such as the Department of Public Information.

Other Published Documents

Series consists of published works by different authors pertaining mainly to peacekeeping in Namibia, international relations and Canadian foreign policy. Documents are arranged in chronological order and the documents without dates are at the end. The latter are arranged in alphabetical order according to author, with the anonymous documents following those with specific creators.

Microfiches

Series consists of over 183 articles, published works and newspaper clippings on microfiches. These 183 documents represent about 650 microfiches and they are divided in sub-series by main topic. Within each subdivision, the microfiches are arranged chronologically. In the incidence of identical dates, microfiches have been placed alphabetically according to creator. In sub-series G, chronological order is determined by the earliest date of all microfiches bearing the same title. The microfiches all pertain to the same topic, peacekeeping. The sub-series are: Canadian Peacekeeping, United Nations Peacekeeping, United States Peacekeeping, Peacekeeping in Somalia, Peacekeeping in the former Yugoslavia, Miscellaneous Peacekeeping and Newspaper clippings on microfiches. There is an additional sub-series “Research Papers on Microfiche” which represents 41 microfiches. It covers a variety of subjects, including women in the military, logistics, joint Soviet-American air operations, , the Siberian Expedition of 1918-1920 and the Persian Gulf War.

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)

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