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Ace Beach fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC376
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1987

The fonds consists of a photocopy of Beach's typed copy of his report "Notes on the Battle of the Lake Trasimeno Line (1944). A statement on the covering page states "these have not been submitted to Higher Cmd for approval as some of the opinions expressed are unwise in the extreme." Also included is correspondence (photocopies of 2 typed letters in, together with photocopies of 2 replies) between William J. McAndrew, Directorate of History and Professor Beach (1986-87). The correspondence concerns the authorship of the report, as Beach's name was not attached to it, and questions about the activities of the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade, which Beach served in.

Beach, Horace Dougald

Canadian Army collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC020
  • Collection
  • 1899 - 1984

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.

Canada. Canadian Army

D. F. Aris fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC371
  • Fonds
  • 1984

The fonds consists of a typescript (photocopy) about Group Captain J.R.D. "Bob" Braham, operations record book entries, photocopies copies of combat reports, together with a package of negatives of the photographs included in the typescript.

Aris, D. F.

Dorothy Robertson fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC370
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1993

The fonds consists of a typescript "I Go (Not) Down To the Sea in Ships: Recollections of a Canadian Wren", photocopies taken from Dorothy Robertson's scrapbook, plus photographs and negatives.

Robertson, Dorothy

Frederick A. Carne fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC170
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 1919

The fonds consists of a photocopied transcript of a file of letters Carne sent home to his family. The transcription was done by Mrs. Agnes Tate (sister).

Carne, Frederick A. (Frederick Ancel), b. 1889

Geoffrey Murray Downton collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC195
  • Collection
  • ca. 1928

The collection consists of Downton's handwritten (photocopied) reminiscences of the Great War, 1914-1918. Also included is "A short account of a pilgrimage made by my wife and myself" in 1928. There are two copies of each. The second copy has a handwritten note to Downton from Reg (Roy) in 1968. The first copy has the stamp of G. Smedley Andrews.

Downton, Geoffrey Murray, 1880-1972

Gerald Smedley Andrews collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC142
  • Collection
  • 1981

The collection consists of a photocopy of G.S. Andrew's typescript entitled "Air Photo Beach Soundings for the Normandy Invasion".

Andrews, G. S. (Gerald Smedley)

Preston family collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC072
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1965

The collection consists of two manuscripts:-- "The Fathers' Indian Mutiny Letters, 1857 - 1859" which consists of Xeroxed, typed transcripts of letters from J. H. Wyatt, writing from India, to his wife, Jane, "Jeanie" in Aberdeen. There are 77 letters plus a note: "Maude's Battery at the Relief of Lucknow 25 Set. 1857. By Lt. Col. M.E.S. Laws. OBE. M.C. R.A. (ret'd.) Taken from the R.A. Journal, July, 1953", 6 pp. The second is "Military Memories: Part I. First World War,1914-19; Part II. Mesopotamia, Egypt, Turkey, 1919-23; Part III. Royal Air Force, 1923-28; Part IV, Second World War 1938-1945 by W. F. A. Preston, Major late Royal Artillery, Newmarket, Ontario, 1965." 137 pp.

Preston (family)

Reginald Herbert Roy fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC104
  • Fonds
  • 1965 - 1989

The fonds consists of records relating to Roy's university administrative activities and his research in aspects of military history, including Canadian history and Canada's involvement in World War I and World War II (particularly the Normandy campaign). Fonds includes photocopies of war diaries, files on various Canadian Army regiments and battalions (including the 31st Infantry Battalion, the 1st Battalion Regina Rifle Regiment, Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), the Seaforth Highlanders, and the B.C. Dragoons), files on the Canadian Officers Training Corps UBC Contingent University of Victoria Detachment, files on Canadian defence and military policy, audio interviews with Canadian military officers, clippings and other material concerning South Africa and South-West Africa/Namibia, and material relating to the Fenians (1880-1881). Fonds also contains minutes, correspondence and reports relating to academic committees and associations (including the University of Victoria Alumni Association), records relating to the Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee of British Columbia Historic Commemorations Sub-Committee, and background material, notes and drafts for Roy's books. Fonds also consists of material collected by Roy including the papers (1943-1979) of John Laurie (RCAF Provost Marshall), Rev. E.G. Parker, and the Red Chevron Association of Vancouver Island. The fonds also consists of an audio cassette of music from the war years. The fonds also includes 46 issues of South African Soldier.

Roy, Reginald Herbert, 1922-2013