CA ACU TMM F0124
- 1940-1944 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
10 cm of textual records
ca. 200 photographs
Name of creator
William (Bill) J. Chalk, V11567, Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, originally from Saskatoon, served in the RCNVR from 9 December, 1940 to 9 November, 1945. He enlisted in Saskatoon, and served on the following ships and training facilities: HMCS Naden, HMCS Malaspina, HMCS Caraquet, HMCS Stadacona, HMCS Cape Breton, HMCS Peregrine, HMCS Niobe, HMCS Cornwallis, HMCS Unicorn. On the Malaspina, he spent 1941 off the coast of British Columbia. In 1942-3, he served on the Caraquet whose activities focused on mine sweeping. While serving on the Cape Breton on loan to the Royal Navy, he was on operational duties in the North Atlantic from the Bay of Biscay to Murmansk, Russia and in the English Channel for the period from “D” Day in 1944 to September 25, 1944. Their task was to prevent the German submarines from escaping from the Bering Sea into the Atlantic.
Unclear what the relationship of the original donor, Sylvia Scott, to NMA is/was. Material was donated along with many related artifacts in December 2018.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Transferred from the Naval Museum of Alberta, February 2019.
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Scope and content
Consists of materials related to the RCNVR career of William Chalk during WWII. Fonds is divided into two series:
- Diaries and training notes.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Appraisal complete, February 2019. JN
No further accruals are expected.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing 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.
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NMA accession 2018.019
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Processed by Yvonne Hinks, March 2019.
This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, June 2019.