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Allan Chester Hull fonds

  • CA ON00093 2004/76
  • Archief
  • 1968-1972, 1980

Fonds consists of a Submission to the Task Force on Review of Unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, written by A.C. Hull. The document contains extracts from letters written between 1967 and 1972, which refer to most of the points made in the submission, and which cover such topics as terms of reference for medical officers, defence policy review, implementation of the Official Languages Act and the organization and structure of the Armed Forces, as well as dress, personnel management, reputation, and performance and career management in the Canadian Forces. Also includes copies of these letters and an inaccurate inventory of documents contained in the file folder. Files are organized chronologically inside a single folder.

Hull, Allan Chester

Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment fonds

  • CA ON00093 2004/77
  • Archief
  • 1965-1970

Fonds consists of 7 volumes prepared and compiled by the Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment of Canadian Forces Base Rivers from 1965 to 1970. The volumes include trial reports (with in-flight procedures and checklists), photographs of parachutes and parachute drops. The fonds also includes a volume entitled "Duties of the Stick Commander."

Canada. Canadian Forces Base (Rivers, Man.) Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment.

Task Force on Military Museum Collections in Canada fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/14
  • Archief
  • 1972-1994, predominant 1992-1994

Fonds consists of documents regarding the creation of the Task Force on Military Museums Collections in Canada to examine the development of military history museum collections in Canada. Includes memoranda, briefings, studies and other documents. Financial papers are also in the collection, as well as Canadian Forces (CF) Museum disposal requirements. Float files, arranged chronologically, provide documentation on museum accreditation, invoices, receipts and CF badges.

Canada. Task Force on Military Museum Collections in Canada

Queen's Harbour Master (Esquimalt, BC) fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/15
  • Archief
  • 1971-1987

Fonds consists of Operations Dispatcher Logs and Operations Officer Logs for 1971-1987. These logs listed the times of harbour activities for each day, as well as the names, timing, points of departure and destinations of arriving and departing vessels. Also includes 1 general information log book, 1 ledger containing descriptions of ships and files regarding ceremonies, inspection reports, historical matters and the maritime code of Canada.

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Queen's Harbour Master (Esquimalt, BC)

E.F. Weeks fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/16
  • Archief
  • 1997

Fonds consists of letters to Major General George R. Pearkes presenting and asking support for the E.F. Weeks Mechanical project to recover Spitfires aboard the SS Zarian, lost due to war action 28 December 1942. The SS Zarian was a member of Convoy ONS 154, which left England for New York 19 December 1942 escorted by the Royal Canadian Navy. SS Zarian was torpedoed by U-406 and sunk by U-591 on 28-29 December 1942. The fonds also contains a more detailed 1997 report entitled "Immortal Wings: The Recovery of the Aircraft from the SS Zarian" explaining the program: recovery, restoration, feature film documentary, establishing world-class business, finance, museum package and the principles.

Weeks, E.F.

Loop and Cable Department fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/3
  • Archief
  • 1956-1961

Fonds consists of material documenting the field trials and proceedings of the CNAV Bluethroat and the work of Loop Laying Officers from 1956 to 1961 along the east coast from Nova Scotia to Labrador. Monthly naval reports are present for most months from 1959 to 1961 detailing various jobs and trials the ship completed. Most of the documentation pertains to a specific field trial - that of August 18-28, 1956 at Red Bay at Belle Isle Straits, Newfoundland and the recovery of the involved equipment two years later. Included are naval messages, memoranda, naval reports, correspondence, handwritten notation, charts, photographs, diagrams, maps, film negatives and other documents. Fonds is divided into eight folders:
1 - Naval reports from 1956 to 1961
2 - Correspondence, memoranda
3 - Naval messages
4 - Miscellaneous documents
5 - Maps
6 - Diagrams
7 - Photographs, negatives
8 - Magnetic signatures

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Loop and Cable Department

Supplies and Services (1958)

Series consists of documents pertaining to Exercise Phoenix (such as message forms, memoranda and correspondence) that contain general information about supplies and services. Specifically, the documents relate to food, rations and Petrol, Oil and Lubricants (POL). Files in this series also include folders entitled “Buildings and Grounds: Construction and Maintenance” and” Transportation - Personnel: Policy.”

Equipment and Stores (1939-1958)

Series consists of documents pertaining to Exercise Phoenix (such as message forms, memoranda and contract demands) that contain general information about equipment and stores. Specifically, the documents relate to anti-tank equipment; prefabricated huts; the sports collection; equipment and stores for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Canadian Forces in Europe; equipment and stores design, development and research; restocking the ordnance depot; maintenance and repair; equipment and stores manufacture, procurement and requirements; scales and tables; airborne, ammunition, artillery and small arms equipment and stores; clothing and general stores; dental, medical and engineer equipment and stores; electrical and signal communication equipment and stores; vehicles; and special weapons (A, B and C warfare).

Reports (1964)

Series consists of two reports, entitled “Organizational Review of Army Headquarters (Project ORA)” and “Organizational Review of Army Headquarters (Project ORA) Supplementary Report on Committee Activity”. Carried out by a specially directed Organizational Study Team, the general purpose of the first report was to determine whether the organization of Army Headquarters was adequate to meet its commitments. The aim of the supplementary report was to review the committee activity at Army Headquarters. Both reports include several appendices.


Series consists of material written by Alan James between 1957 and 1998. Includes articles, book reviews, lecture texts and book chapters, which were published in a variety of peacekeeping journals, magazines, newspapers and books. Subjects covered include the United Nations generally, and specifically in relation to international relations, the Cold War and disarmament, and UN peacekeeping in general as well as specific peacekeeping operations. The series also contains two books by Alan James. Sovereign Statehood: The Basis of International Society, was published in 1986 as part of the Key Concepts in International Relations Series, and Britain and the Congo Crisis: 1960-1963 was published in 1996.


Series consists of correspondence between Alan James and various others from 1981 to 1990. His correspondents include James O.C. Jonah, Assistant Secretary-General for Field Operational and External Support Activities, and Erika G. Alin, of the National Council on US-Arab Relations (of America). All correspondence relates to peacekeeping and in particular, to the Middle East and Turkey. Aspects of the 1974 Nicosia Airport incident (United Nations Force in Cyprus – UNFICYP), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL), and a visit made by Alan James to the UNIFIL Headquarters in Israel in 1986 are discussed.

Peacekeeping Records in the Middle East

Series consists of records relating to seven countries within the Middle East collected by Alan James from 1960 to 1998. General files concerning all Middle Eastern countries contain newspaper clippings and United Nations documents from 1969 to 1995. The Iran / Iraq files contains records of the Iran and Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIMOG), records concerning the Gulf War in 1987 and 1989, the Gulf Cease Fire from 1988 to 1990 and newspaper clippings on the Iranian Airbus Incident in 1988. The records relating to peacekeeping in Lebanon constitute the majority of the series. These records relate to the Multinational Force (MNF) in Lebanon as well as the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The series also contains records relating to mines found in the Red Sea in 1984, and the hijacking of the Italian Cruiser “Achille Lauro” by Palestinian gunmen in 1985.

Multinational Force in Lebanon

Margaret Joan Anstee Manuscript

Series consists of the manuscript of Margaret Joan Anstee’s book "Orphan of the Cold War: The Story Behind the Collapse of the Angolan Peace Process, 1992-1993", published in New York by St. Martin’s Press in 1996. The author sought the advice of Alan James regarding the shortening of the book for publication. This is the personal story of Dame Margaret Anstee's experiences as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for Angola and Head of the UN peacekeeping mission (United Nations Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II)) there from February 1992 to June 1993. Formerly a colony of Portugal, Angola was awarded independence following the democratization of Portugal in 1975. After independence, disagreement emerged between Angola's main ethno-political groups which resulted in one of the most bloody civil wars the world has known. The author, the first woman to head a peacekeeping mission, intersperses personal experiences with events as they unfold, describing the sufferings of the Angolan people and analyses the reasons for the collapse of the process and the lessons for UN peacekeeping generally.

Anstee, Margaret Joan

Director Human Resources Information Management fonds

  • CA ON00093 2006/1
  • Archief
  • 1939-1997

Fonds consists of 25 ledger binders detailing the strengths and releases of the three services of the Canadian Forces during the 1950s to the early 1970s. Also includes statistics and statistical reports on the Royal Canadian Air force between 1947 and 1964, strength reports and changes by service, manpower reviews, and documents regarding Canadian Forces statistics and human resources. Volumes 1-20 of the ledgers were organized and assigned a volume number. Volumes 21-25 were additions and were not assigned a volume number. The remaining documents are arranged in chronological order.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Director Human Resources Information Management

Ernest Alvia Smith collection

  • CA ON00093 2006/10
  • Archief
  • 2005

Collection consists of 3 files of textual materials and photographs related to the death of Sgt. Ernest A. "Smokey" Smith. Most of the pages are from Contingency Operations Plan Valour (COP Valour), the plan kept by the Chief of the Land Staff for tributes and ceremonies on the event of Sgt. Smith's death. Also included are a print-out of slides used for briefing the Armed Forces Council (AFC) about COP Valour, a synopsis issued by AFC for the plan, a notice about flying the national flag at half-mast, and correspondence about Sgt. Smith donating his medals back to his regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Also includes 43 photographs.

Smith, Ernest Alvia, 1914-2005

Reference Numbered Files

Series consists of several files containing forms, messages and correspondence between chart depots at various locations in the world and the Hydrographic Services Office in Halifax, N.S. during the Second World War to 1947. Includes files of the Hydrographic and Map Services Branch of the Canadian government and the Hydrographer, Naval Service Headquarters (NSHQ), Ottawa (formerly the Staff Officer, Navigator), as well as the British Admiralty’s the Hydrographer and Chief Superintendent. There are also files of: the Naval Secretary, Ottawa; the Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast; the Commodore Halifax and Commander of Dockyard (formerly the Naval Officer in Charge Halifax); and the Naval Officer in Charge and Naval Control Service Officer for Montreal, Saint John and Sydney, NS. Includes numerous requests for charts and other hydrographic publications, as well as various documents describing the shipping, receiving and issuing of charts to various ships and other hydrographic offices. There is also personal correspondence of the Commander of the Halifax Chart and Chronometer Depot, which describe personal inquiries and requests to the office. Standards on magnetic compasses, buoys and other nautical equipment are also included as well as numerous memoranda describing all administrative functions of the depot. The files are arranged in alpha-numerical order by reference number. Files with no reference number are filed in alphabetical order by title at the end of the series.

Central Registry Files

Series consists of several files containing forms, messages, and correspondence between chart depots at various locations in the world and the Hydrographic Services Office in Halifax, N.S. from 1945 to 1996. Includes files regarding dispersal of hydrographic supplies, dangers and aids to navigation, chart and map procurement, admiralty publications and the administration of the Hydrographic Services Office. Also, includes numerous requests for charts and other hydrographic publications, as well as various documents describing the shipping, receiving and issuing of charts to various ships and other hydrographic offices. The files are arranged in numerical order by HSO scheme number. Files with no reference number are filed in alphabetical order by title at the end of the series.

Published Maps

Series consists of 8 volumes of published maps. Includes an incomplete volume set of U.S. Navy Marine Climatic Atlases of the world covering the world and the following oceans: North Atlantic Ocean; the Indian Ocean; the South Atlantic Ocean; the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic Ocean. Also includes an ice atlas of Canada and an upper winds statistics charts of the Northern Hemisphere.

German Seekriegsleitung fonds

  • CA ON00093 2006/3
  • Archief
  • 1944-1945

Fonds consists of printouts of captured German Navy documents focusing on what the Germans knew about the Normandy landings during the Second World War and how they viewed them. The fonds includes war diaries of German troops, documents relating to mobilization for operations "Alarich", "Konstantin" and "Achse", reports on the crossing of the Scheldt by the Fifteenth Army, correspondence, signals, memoranda and diagrams relating to Air Raid Defence and coast defence matters. It also includes descriptions of Führer Conferences and Black Sea Naval matters, channel coast invasion chronicles, personal notes on various tours of inspection in the summer of 1943, memoranda and diagrams on the flooding of Area on Channel Coast, and documents relating to the Far Eastern situation in 1945. All the scrolls are in German.

Germany. Seekriegsleitung

Special Commission on Reserve Restructure (SCRR) (1995)

Series I consists of documentation produced by and submitted to the Special Commission on Reserve Restructure (SCRR), including some personal papers produced and received by Charles H. Belzile. Types of documentation include memoranda, correspondence, agendas, calendar schedules, internal issues such as the commission budget, submissions and presentations via hearings or writing, reports, briefs, and slides. The content of the documentation varies from personal correspondence, discussion of the submissions and presentations, opinions from various sources (historical, unit level, on the overall restructuring or particular aspects, from the general public, specialists, cadets, and regular versus reserves), funding issues, and many statistics on almost all aspects. Each document that was collected as a part of the commission’s work for consideration should have a correspondence document summary sheet.

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