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Land Forces Command Headquarters fonds
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CA ON00093 2002/1
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60 cm of textual records
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Land Force Command Headquarters (LFC HQ) was created on 19 October 1965 as Mobile Command with headquarters at St-Hubert, Quebec. It was redesignated in 1994 as LFC HQ and plans were made for the 1997 transfer of headquarters to Ottawa. LFC HQ's purpose is to provide a combat ready, general purpose force for the defence of Canada, to work in conjunction with the United States forces in the defence of North America, to support Canada's North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) commitments and to maintain a ready force for United Nations (UN) or peacekeeping service. It also has command and control of the Militia and Air Reserves as well as the Canadian forces' regional responsibilities in Quebec which includes liaisons with the provincial government and the training of cadets in the region.
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Fonds consists of documents relating to the military intelligence activities of the Canadian Armed Forces during the 1990s in Bosnia and the former Yugoslavia and Zaire. Includes some documents of activities in Haiti, Rwanda, Somalia and Burundi. Subjects covered includes engineer intelligence, military meteorology, intelligence policy and combat development. The following operations are also covered: Operation Assurance; Operation Cobra; Operation Griffon; Operation Mandurin; and Operation Medusa. Includes CanForGens, reports, memoranda, briefing notes, directives, and various other documents. There are also Director General Intelligence reports regarding Russia, Romania, Belarus and Bulgaria. There are two series:
I. Land Force Command Headquarters records (1975-1998)
II: General Files (1999-2000)
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Fonds received 29 January 2002 from Major Jim Beauvais of the Director Land Force Readiness in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Most of the files are SECRET and CONFIDENTIAL.
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Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.
The following related material for Mobile Command Headquarters is available in the Document Collection:
[71/241] -- Telephone directory. 1967-1972.
[71/450] -- Draft Organization Book. 27 Aug 1965.
[72/3] -- Report on disbandment of army records. 24 Nov 1965.
[72/798] -- "Mobile Command Exercise Directive 10/72 Exercise New Viking". 11 July 1972.
[73/616] -- Operations and training policy directives. 1966-1970. RESTRICTED.
[73/617] -- Annual training directive. 1970-1974. CONFIDENTIAL.
[74/149] -- Mobile Command future organization (major units). 1969.
[76/104] -- Mobile Command Headquarters. 18 Mar 1976.
[76/119] -- Information booklet. .
[85/92] -- Infantry. Volume 3: section and platoon in battle. / Infanterie. Volume 3: La section et le peloton au combat [par le] Force mobile. 9 Sep 76. CLASSIFIED.
The following related record is available in the Kardex Collection:
[199.3.003(D1)] -- Organization Charts for Mobile Command Headquarters. 1969/1970.
There are also annual historical reports for the period 1965-1997 for Land Force Command Headquarters / Quartier général du Commandement de la force terrestre. The Unit Identification Code is 0057.
Further accruals are not expected.