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Collection F0054 - CMHQ and RCCS War Diaries Collection

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CA ACU TMM F0054

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CMHQ and RCCS War Diaries Collection

Date(s)

  • 1939-1946 (Production)

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Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

1 Hollinger box containing:
2 microfilm reels
.5 cm of textual records

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Nom du producteur

(1903-1969, 2013-)

Histoire administrative

Major Wallace Bruce Matthews Carruthers established a militia (Non-Permanent Active Militia) component of signallers under the designation "Signalling Corps" on 24 October 1903,[2] making it the first independent signal corps in the British Empire. It was redesignated "The Canadian Signal Corps" on 4 June 1913. On 1 April 1919 as part of the restructuring based on experiences during the Great War, a regular (Permanent Active Militia) component was established as the "Canadian Signalling Instructional Staff". This was redesignated "The Canadian Permanent Signal Corps" on 15 December 1920. Shortly thereafter, on 15 June 1921, King George V, the Canadian monarch, bestowed on the permanent force portion of the organization the title "The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals". Meanwhile, on 1 August 1921, the militia component was re-titled "Canadian Corps of Signals"; re-designated "Royal Canadian Corps of Signals" on 29 April 1936 (as part of the larger military restructuring that year); and finally aligned in nomenclature with the regular component as "The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals" on 22 March 1948, after the conclusion of the Second World War.

The badge of The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals consisted of a circle, with a Tudor Crown on top with the text Royal Canadian Corps of Signals around the edge. At the center of the circle is the Roman God Mercury (mythology). At the bottom is a ribbon with the text "Velox, Versutus, Vigilans" and eight maple leaves. The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was responsible for land communication and signalling.

When the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy were unified in 1968 to form the Canadian Forces, the RCCS was amalgamated into the Canadian Forces' Communications and Electronics Branch.

On 19 April 2013, Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay, announced that the historical designation of "Royal Canadian Corps of Signals" would be restored for the army component within the Communications and Electronics Branch.

Wikipedia contributors, "Royal Canadian Corps of Signals," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Corps_of_Signals (accessed November 16, 2015)

Nom du producteur

(1940-1948)

Histoire administrative

On 26 September 1939, the Minister of National Defence authorized the creation of a Canadian Military Headquarters (CMHQ) overseas. This headquarters held responsibility for coordinating the arrival, quartering, completing equipment requirements, and training of Canadian Active Service Force units and formations and to command and administer these units and formations in the United Kingdom and at base in the theatre of operations. In addition, the headquarters had an important liaison role, particularly liaison with the War Office and with the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Canadian Forces in the theatre of operations, as well as furnishing information to the Canadian High Commissioner in London.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Donated by Beryl Ann Williams, July 2015.

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Portée et contenu

Collection consists of two microfilm reels (T-213222 & T-21377) produced by Library and Archives Canada containing photo duplicates of war diary material ca. WWII and indexes to their contents. Also includes a table noting the frequency of air raid warnings recorded by the Canadian Corps of Signals in Ashtead between August 1940-July 1941. Material was used by donor in her capacity as a researcher on the history of Ashstead, Surrey, England during WWII.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Conditions d’accès

No restrictions on access. Material must be viewed in Special Collections Department at the University of Calgary Library. One week notice is required to arrange this.

Conditions de reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

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A microfilm reader is required to access this material.

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Originals held by Library and Archives Canada.

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Collection processed by Jason Nisenson, November 2015.

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