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Military Nurses: Where it All Began

The nursing profession dates back to well before World War I, and its first traces can be found across the ocean in the 1800s.

The Hercules: A Flagship Aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

When we think of military aircraft, a machine that inevitably comes to mind is the mighty Hercules! This leviathan of the skies is highly versatile and essential for many missions at home and abroad.

Jennie Carignan – A Military Woman of Many Accomplishments

A woman of passion and perseverance, Jennie Carignan is a major figure in the Canadian Armed Forces.

A Miraculous Survivor of the First World War

Ethelbert “Curley” Christian was a soldier in the First World War who helped lay the foundations for a program to assist disabled veterans.

Charles Lightfoot Roman – A True Trailblazer

Father, distinguished surgeon, soldier, author, researcher, and lecturer: these are the many hats worn by Charles Lightfoot Roman, a man whose life was a remarkable journey.

Holiday Reading

A few recommendations from our team.

Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit (Sgt. Karen Hermiston)

In October 1941, the Canadian Army Film Unit (CAFU) was formed by Captain W. G. Abel and John Grierson, considered the father of documentary film in Canada.

The Canadian Rangers

Did you know that there’s a unit of the Canadian Army that is made up of over 60% Indigenous people?

John Shiwak

John Shiwak, an Inuk from an isolated village in Labrador, was one of best snipers in the history of the Canadian military.

Veteran’s Voices

The virtual exhibition.

Michelle Douglas

After being discharged, Michelle Douglas became a Canadian activist and LGBTQ advocate fought for equal rights in the military.

VE-Day

Victory Day in Europe was long awaited. Canadians at home and abroad celebrated the end of the Second World War.

Women of the Bombes (Wright and Trull)

The Canadian women of the Enigma breakthrough at Bletchley, England.

Sgt. Tommy Prince

Tommy Prince is Canada's most decorated Indigenous Veteran!

Molly Lamb Bobak

Molly Lamb Bobak was the first woman war artist in Canada.