Collection SC020 - Canadian Army collection

Address list of battalion men; obituary on Maj.-Gen. A.H. Bell, Commanding Officer. 1956.
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Canadian Army collection

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CA UVICARCH SC020

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  • 1899 - 1984 (Creation)

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1.18 m of textual records and other materials

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The Canadian Army was established in 1855 when the government passed the Militia Act, which provided for a paid, regular army consisting of active volunteer militia. Its forerunner was the militia dating back to 1651. The Canadian Army ceased in February 1968 with the integration of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force under the Canadian Armed Forces.

Custodial history

The records of the Canadian Army and its various branches were acquired by U. Vic. Special Collections in 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1989. They document various military activities in both World Wars and after, including battles, training programmes for officers and enlisted men, drills, parades and intelligence tests, and include textual and photographic records. Much of the information complements that found in other military records at U. Vic., such as the papers of Reginald Herbert Roy, which researchers may also wish to consult.

Scope and content

The collection consists of records documenting various branches of the Canadian Army. Collection includes photographs of parades and drills taken by the Department of National Defence; photocopies of military order of the 1st Canadian Army during World War II; copies of intelligence tests administered by the Canadian Armed Forces; correspondence, maps, daily reports and copies of morale reports of the Canadian Militia Training Centre No. 111, Gordon Head Camp, together with some photos; booklet of poems by R.W. Day of Sidney Camp; orders for Operation Overlord (D-Day) and other military orders of the 16th (Canadian Scottish) Infantry Battalion; and, miscellaneous reports (including those related to the Dieppe raid), brochures and reference material; Militia Orders (photocopy) 1899; "Secret War Diary" 1-31 May 1941, 6th Cdn. Infantry Brigade; 102 Battalion, 7th platoon roll book, 1896.

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Includes photographs and maps.

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canadian-army-collection-2

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Revised by JF, June 20, 2013.

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2013-02-07

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  • English

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