Military

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  • Military service, training and activities
  • Military institutions, bases, and sites
  • Individuals and organizations (eg. veterans, military personnel, militia, cadets)
  • Military vehicles and ships
  • Equipment, weapons, uniforms, artifacts
  • Legislation

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A.C. Heaven at Fort Nelson

Handwritten photo album caption beside this photo reads: "S/L. A.C. Heaven. C.D. #3 Unit, N.W.S.R. Fort Nelson." Photograph depicts man in uniform standing on steps in front of doorway to unidentified building. Wings medallion on left breast.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Air force officer speaking from a podium at the Comox Valley Air Force Museum

Photograph taken during the Inaugural Dedication of Heritage Stones. Canadian flags hang behind podium. Crowd sits under tent in grassy area, planes visible in background.

Item is one of three photographs accompanying a paper reading: “Comox Valley Air Force Museum Association, Inaugural Dedication of Heritage Stones, Sunday 04 June 2006”; see also items 2009.6.1.627 and 2009.6.1.628.

Airplane "Nose Hanger" at Whitehorse, YT

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Ordinary 'Nose-Hanger'." Photograph depicts airplane hangar with large circles in a darker fabric to accommodate the nose and engines of plane. Large truck and stacks of unidentified packages in foreground on right. Unidentified vehicle to left of hangar. It is believed that photograph was taken at Whitehorse, YT.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Army camp scene

Photograph depicts an army cadet camp in Whitehorse, YT. Cookhouse in background.

Autograph book

File consists of Bertha Schenks's autograph book containing personal notes from her friends and family.

Barracks at Watson Lake

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Barracks at Watson Lake". Photograph depicts three long log buildings connected in a U shape. The barracks are in a forest, surrounded with trees. The area around the building is strewn with wood debris and log piles. Dirt road in foreground.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Bertha Wood fonds

  • 2004.12
  • Fonds
  • 1919-2000

This fonds illustrates the life of Bertha Wood (nee Schenk) before, during, and after the Second World War. Most of Bertha Wood's records were created in Ontario, where she lived most of her life. Later in life, Bertha Wood moved to Sechelt, B.C. and this is reflected in her personal records.

The fonds is divided into two series: the Personal Life series and the War Experience series. The Personal Life series includes the records of Bertha Wood that do not pertain directly to her military career. These files relate to her education, family, real estate, and daily activities, which include day books and family photographs. The War Experience Series explores Bertha’s time during World War II, with materials such as her enlistment papers, wartime photographs, newspaper clippings related to the war, and uniform objects.

Bertha Wood

Buildings & Garage at Whitehorse, YT

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "D.O.T [Department of Transportation?] Bldgs & Garage, Whitehorse." Photograph depicts numerous buildings and a four-door garage on streets in Whitehorse. Dump trucks and other various vehicles surround garage. Road and gravel covered area crosses foreground.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Button

File consists of one plastic button, possibly from a Canadian military uniforms. Object originally stored in a box labelled: "Patches and flashes from A.B.'s uniform".

Canadian Army reading a lesson at a victory service near Enschede, Holland

Photograph states the Canadian Army in uniform standing in rows in a field reading a lesson. Typed annotation on recto of photograph states: “Canadian army in Holland and Germany: First Canadian Army reading the lesson at an impressive Victory service near Enshede, Holland” It is believed this image along with text noted above was published on p. 197 of "Canada’s Weekly."

Canadian military pins

File consists of three Volunteer Service pins to be attached to Canadian military uniforms. Object originally stored in a box labelled: "Patches and flashes from A.B.'s uniform".

Canadian military uniform accessories

File consists of 4 cotton patches with the word "CANADA" sewn into each patch, presumably meant to be sewn onto a Canadian military uniform. Object originally stored in a box labelled: "Patches and flashes from A.B.'s uniform".

Canadian service stripes

File consists of two red and black service stripes earned in World War II, presumably by Bertha Schenk. Object originally stored in a box labelled: "Patches and flashes from A.B.'s uniform".

Canadian uniform short strap

File consists of a leather short strap with metal buttons and pins, presumably used by Bertha Schenk in the Canadian military. Object originally stored in a box labelled: "Patches and flashes from A.B.'s uniform".

Captain Read "The Next Morning," Fort St. John

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: “The Next Morning.” Photograph depicts man believed to be Captain Read, arms linked with a second unidentified man in uniform. The two men are standing on wood slat sidewalk in front of building with many windows speculated to be barracks [see item 2006.20.12.16] at Fort St. John. This photograph was beside item 2006.20.12.19 which depicts unidentified man in this photo and a second man, ready to go out for the evening.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Captain Relaxing in Grande Prairie

Photograph depicts man in uniform reclining on the ground against what appears to be the tarp of a tent, with eyes closed and bottled beverage in hand. A second man is semi-visible in background behind tent. Handwritten photo album caption above and below this photo reads: "Our Cpt, Dreaming of his Third Stripe."

Royal Canadian Air Force

Cenial Crew of "32"

Photograph depicts three men (two in uniform) in front of a military plane with the number "7632" on its side. Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "OUR CENIAL CREW OF "32". It is believed this photograph was taken at the military base in Whitehorse, YT.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Close-up of an Royal Irish Constabulary badge

Photograph depicts a Royal Irish Constabulary brooch featuring metal work of a harp surrounded by text stating "Constabulary of Ireland" and clovers. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Shako Date previous to 1869”. Item believed to be a part of J.J. Claxton's collection of police memorabilia.

Close-up of an Royal Irish Constabulary helmet badge

Photograph depicts a Royal Irish Constabulary helmet badge depicting metal work of a harp surrounded by a clover wreath, a crown, and writing stating "Royal Irish Constabulary". Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Rank and File Helmet badge worn after 1887 officer same pattern but of white metal R & F bronze”. Stamp on verso reads: “CHAS. B. HILL-TOUT 1650 Hampshire Road, oak Bay Victoria, B. C.” . Item believed to be a part of J.J. Claxton's collection of police memorabilia.

Close-up of an Royal Irish Constabulary pouch badge

Photograph depicts a Royal Irish Constabulary pouch badge with metal work depicting a harp and crown in the centre surrounded by a cross and writing that states "Royal Irish Constabulary". Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Pouch badge of officers shoulder belt from about 1884 to time of disbandment ie. 1922” Stamp on verso reads: “CHAS. B. HILL-TOUT 1650 Hampshire Road, oak Bay Victoria, B. C.” Item believed to be a part of J.J. Claxton's collection of police memorabilia.

Close-up of an Royal Irish Constabulary silver Celtic ornament

Photograph depicts a Royal Irish Constabulary ornament with metal work that depicts a harp with a crown on top surrounded by a circle of writing that states "Royal Irish Constabulary". Handwritten annotation on verso reads: Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Silver Celtic ornament worn by all officers after 1884 on the shoulder belt up to disbandment - 1922” Stamp on verso reads: “CHAS. B. HILL-TOUT 1650 Hampshire Road, oak Bay Victoria, B. C.” Item believed to be a part of J.J. Claxton's collection of police memorabilia.

Close-up of an Royal Irish Rangers pipe banner

Photograph depicts a close-up of a Royal Irish Rangers bagpipe banner featuring embroidery of a harp with a crown on top. Embroidered banner on pipe banner states "Royal Irish Rangers". Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Pipe Banners presented to 2nd BN Royal Irish Rangers by Van. Irish Fug Assn. St Patricks Day 1982”. Item believed to be a part of J.J. Claxton's collection of police memorabilia.

Close-up of an Royal Irish Rangers pipe banner

Photograph depicts a Royal Irish Rangers bagpipe banner featuring embroidery of a maple leaf with a harp and crown in the centre. Embroidered banner on pipe banner states "Presented by the Irish Fusiliers of Canada the Vancouver Regiment Association 1982". Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Pipe Banner 2nd B R. 1. Rang Presented by I. F. (VR) Assn 1982”. Item believed to be a part of J.J. Claxton's collection of police memorabilia.

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