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Naval Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0011-1
  • Series
  • 1700-1988
  • Part of Naval Fonds

to be completed prior to record publication

Eccles Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0014-1
  • Series
  • ca. 1916-1979
  • Part of Eccles Fonds

to be completed prior to record publication

McCorkindale Fonds

The MacCorkindale Fonds includes a collection of Florence Chandler’s letters, diaries, photos, and drawings from the First World War. Included also is a photo album from Catherine Mae MacCorkindale (1923-2012), John and Florence’s daughter, which depicts her service in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service in the Second World War. Catherine would marry RCAF Flight Lieutenant Allan Harold Bartlett (1922-2005).

Diggory Fonds

The Diggory Fonds contain various personal papers, logbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, telegrams, correspondence, and service records of Flying Officer Thomas J. Diggory during the Second World War. These Fonds also contain various artifacts, including pilot glasses, a British flag, an Ebel wristwatch, an ink well, cap badges, wings, stripes, dog tags, war medals, RAF buttons, an Air Force Doll, and an RAF Winter Navigator Helmet with radio and oxygen equipment.

Mendes Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0024-1
  • Series
  • 1939-2017
  • Part of Mendes Fonds

The Mendes Fonds contain various printed and media material related to the research into the development and manufacture of Canadian Army Type Anti-Aircraft Radars from 1939-1946. The Fonds also contain correspondence, research notes, and articles relating to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the War Diary of No. 1 Canadian Radio Location Unit, various Anti-Aircraft and Radar histories, and various issues of "Radar Reflections," the newsletter of the Canadian Army Radar Association.

Personal Histories Fonds

The Personal Histories Fonds contain wartime diaries, documents, interviews, articles, postcards, photographs, and histories from various First and Second World War veterans. Included also is a paper by Sidney Allinson about Canada's First Victoria Cross recipient Lt. Alexander Dunn, who received the VC by being apart of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in 1854.

Insignia Fonds

The Insignia Fonds contain various cap, shoulder, and collar badges, pins, tags, medals, and buttons from various Canadian battalions and divisions from the 1840s through until the 1950s. Insignia includes material from the North West Rebellion and the First and Second World Wars.

Beach Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0019-1
  • Series
  • 1903-2010
  • Part of Beach Fonds

The Beach Fonds contain the papers, letters, photos, memoirs, and diaries of Professor Horace D. Beach from during and after the Second World War, including various papers on education, politics, relationships and sexuality.

Western Front

Series 1 includes various Associated Press/International News/ACME/Canadian Army Photographs from the Western Front during the Second World War.

Handbooks and Reports - Series 1

Series 1 contains Naval award recommendations and ship registries from the First and Second World Wars, as well as documents relating to the German Administration from the Second World War.

Balloon Barrage Reunion Club Fonds

The Balloon Barrage Reunion Club Fonds contains various photographs, books, club histories, membership lists, and newsletters regarding The Balloon Barrage Reunion Club, which was founded in 1945 following the Second World War.

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