The fonds consists of personal diary of Major Wightman, May-August, 1944, and May-July, 1945, plus transcription; letters from Wightman to Mr. Satchell, W.A. McAdam and Sir Charles Davis, Lord Mayor of London, on behalf of the Canadian Scottish Regiment, 1st Battalion, December 1945.
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.
The fonds consists of a carbon typescript of the statement made by Lt. Grubb, with his handwritten correction. Also included is typescript transcription made by D.M. Grubb, who has added his analysis of points in the statement. Lieutenant Grubb was Commanding Officer of H.M.C.S. Moosejaw when he made this statement, likely taken by a British Navy writer (who reported "H.M.S. Moosejaw). The incident happened off the coast of Scotland. It concerned dropping depth charges on a German submarine (H.M.C.S. Chambly) and the subsequent capture of its crew, 29 by "Moosejaw" and 8 by "Chambly" (ca. 11 were lost). Grubb also reports on his lack of success in interrogating the officers. The Statement was taken in hospital where Lt. Grubb was recuperating from pneumonia as a result of his experience.
The collection consists of a photograph album: "My Chronicle of the War," which contains photographs, clippings, pamphlets, cartoons and ephemera, concerning mainly the Canadian expeditionary army in World War I.
The fonds consists of a DVD of subject files related to the WWII German-occupied sector in the Netherlands designated KVA-A2 (Küsten Verteidigung Abschnitt A2). The sector was called the Scheldt Pocket by Canadians during Operation Switchback.
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.