Category Archives: Oral History

Papers written by UVic history students for the Oral History course offered there.

Health Care Risks to Canadian Troops in Africa

In this Veterans Oral History Essay history student Meghan Stewart employs oral histories to illustrate the personal perspectives of 5 veterans who served in Africa and the impact on health faced by troops serving in that region. Health Care Risks … Continue reading

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The Sea King: A Narrative of Adaptability

In this Veterans Oral History Essay history student Caylan Ayers examines the evolutionary roles of the Sea King helicopters to meet the new missions in the Royal Canadian Navy based on secondary sources as well as oral histories and insights … Continue reading

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Future of the RUSI – UVIC Veterans’ Oral History Program

At the 9 May 2012 luncheon meeting, members were brought up-to-date on the status of this program.  Specifically, they were informed that UVIC funding has been cut and that other sources must be found if this university course is to … Continue reading

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Oral History AGM Report 2012

The Veterans’ Oral History Project report to the RUSI-VI 2012 AGM has been posted.  Thanks go to Paula Skippon for submitting the report. Readers may follow the link in this article or use the menu bar to get to the … Continue reading

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From Cold War to Arab Heat: NATO and The Changing Canadian Navy In The Gulf

This Veterans’ Oral History essay by Evan Roberts describes the Royal Canadian Navy’s traditional role of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and how roles evolved for operations such as Operation Friction in the Persian Gulf. From Cold War to Arab Heat-NATO and … Continue reading

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Canadian Forces in Domestic Olympic Security Initiatives Past, Present and Future

A paper by Rebecca McCarthy for HIST 394 with Dr. J. Wood 8 April 2011 This paper provides insights into the Canadian Armed Forces involvement in the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and the Vancouver 2011 Winter Olympics based on interviews … Continue reading

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A Bird’s Eye View: Three Senior Officers’ Perspectives on the Cold War RCAF/AIRCOM

A paper by Cameron McKeigan for HIST 394 with Dr. J. Wood 4 April 2011 This Veteran’s Oral History paper examines the insights of three senior officers of the Royal Canadian Air Force, later renamed Air Command, (RCAF/AIRCOM) during the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Call of Duty: The Canadian Navy and Humanitarianism

A paper by Erin O’Brien for HIST 394 with Dr. J. Wood April 2011. This Veteran’s Oral History paper examines humanitarian roles and actions carried out by the Royal Canadian Navy. Beyond the Call of Duty: The Canadian Navy and … Continue reading

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Nuclear Defence: An Explanation of Canadas Cold War Civil Defence and National Survival Effort

A Veterans Oral History essay by Martin Roznowski which examines Canada’s preparations for nuclear attack though the use of oral histories. Nuclear Defence: An Explanation of Canadas Cold War Civil Defence and National Survival Effort

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Oral History and the United Nations Force In Cyprus

A Veterans Oral History essay by Declan Hughes in which the effectiveness of the United Nations Force in Cyprus is examined through oral histories. Oral History and the United Nations Force In Cyprus

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