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Category Archives: Oral History
The report on the Oral History Program given to the RUSI-VI AGM on 13 March 2013 by Paula Skippon has been posted.
Canadian Soldiers in Cyprus: Understanding the human experience of peacekeeping through oral history
In this Veterans Oral History Essay history student Camas Eriksson argues that without oral history we cannot fully understand what Canadian soldiers experienced while serving in Cyprus. Canadian Soldiers in Cyprus
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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