To send your inquiry to the Air Force Historian email: email@example.comFirst World War Honours and Awards to Canadians in British Flying Services
Space Museum of Calgary
Nanton Lancaster Society and Air Museum
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
National Aviation Museum
Québec Air and Space Museum in Saint-Hubert (Canada).
Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame
Royal Canadian Air Force Museum
Canadian Veterans Recollect
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
Greenwood Military Aviation Museum at CFB Greenwood, home of 14 Wing Greenwood and 405 Maritime Patrol Squadron.
Comox Air Force Museum
Toronto Aerospace Museum
Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg.
Many people ask me about finding information on a long-lost relative, and I try to direct them to some on-line resources. However, this is not my specialty. The following are some places to search for information on Canadians serving in our military. There are many more problems if your relative served in an Allied unit, such as the Royal Flying Corps in WWI, or the Royal Air Force in WWII, as many Canadians did. I will try to post important sites as I find them. Good luck.
Canadian Military Genealogical FAQ
National Archives of Canada
For information relating to former members of the Armed Forces of Canada (deceased), the Personal Records Unit (formerly the Personnel Records Centre) may be reached at:
Personnel Records Unit, RSD,
The National Archives,
395 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON, K1A ON3
The Directorate of History can be reached by mail at:
Directorate of History,
National Defence Headquarters,
MGen George R Pearkes Bldg,
Canada K1A OK2
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission may be able to provide some information if you can give them enough data to identify the serviceman (or woman). They now have a web site at: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, it was established by Royal Charter of 1917 and has the mandate to mark and maintain the graves of members of the forces of the Commonwealth who died in the two world wars, to build and maintain memorials to the dead whose graves are unknown and to keep records and registers. The Canadian Agency of the Commission can trace the burial location of all Commonwealth war dead worldwide. Traces are most easily completed if your enquiry has as much of the following information as possible: full name, rank, serial number, date of death, hometown, next of kin.
The address is:
The Commonwealth Graves Commission,
66 Slater St, Ottawa, ON,
Canada K1A 0P4
PHONE: 613-992-3224 FAX: 613-952-6826
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