Useful Links for Collectors and Military Researchers

The following sources are invaluable tools for military historians, researchers, or amateur enthusiasts:

Historical Resources: Government of Canada

Historical Resources: United Kingdom

Magazines, Books & Journals

Military Collector Societies and Forums

Militaria Dealers and Auction Sites

* CMHS members

Boring Club Stuff

Due to persistent spammer registration attempts, user account self-creation has been deactivated. Everything on this site is freely available, so there's no need for an account anyway. The following CMHS society pages contain boring club information. Trust me, it's really boring!

CMHS Constitution

Sabretache: The CMHS's Monthly Minutes & Newsletter

2021 Newsletters

January No. 1 : Weapons of the NWMP; CEF Battle Patches

 

2020 Newsletters

January : Waterton Lakes National Park

February : Some Interesting Albertans: Margaret Elliot Thomson McNally; Harry Northover Reeves

Note: Due to Covid-19 and suspension of all regular CMHS meetings, we are adding additonal newsletters and articles. Enjoy, and stay safe!

* March No. 1 : The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

* March No. 2 : Spanish Flu: The deadliest pandemic in history

April No. 1 : John Colpitts Groome Harrison, NWMP

April No. 2 : A Brave Albertan, F/O Gordon Johnson Cory

April No. 3 : Edison Franklin Lynn, DSO, MC

April No. 4 : John “Jack” Street: Mountie, Hunter, Mountain Guide

May No.1 :The Tragic Case of Flying Officer William Fortt, RCAF

May No. 2 : Flying Officer Wilfred E Baldry

June No. 1 : "GASSED!" Part I

June No. 2 : "GASSED!" Part II

June No. 3 : "GASSED!" Part III

June No. 4 : The Consolidated Canso A, Part of Canada’s Aviation History; David Ernest Hornell, VC

July No. 1 : The Consolidated Canso A, Part II

July No. 2 : Pte. Jeremiah Jones, CFMDS, A Rare Black Soldier in the CEF; Col. Maurice Grey Pearson,
O.B.E.

July No. 3 : Black Canadian Soldiers in WWI/WWII

August No. 1 : Brig. WS Ziegler, CBE, DSO, ED

August No. 2 : Canadian Innovation in WWI; David Currie, VC; Canadian Medal of Honour Men; Fred Bing, WAG, RCAF

September No. 1 : Ready, Aye, Ready! Canadians sink their first u-boat

October No. 1 : The RCR Church Parade with a Difference; Angle-Head Flashlights

October No. 2 : The RCMP Motto – Maintien le Droit or Maintiens le Droit?

* November No. 1 : November 11th, 100 Years Ago

November No. 2 : Canada's Armoured Train

December No. 1 : The Strange Saga of HMCS TR41

December No. 2 : North-West Mounted Police, 1873-1885

 

2019 Newsletters

January : Sgt. Anthony Blaikie, Yukon Motor Machine Gun Battery

February : Charles Cadnash Annance, Mohawk Warrior

March : Frank Norman Deluca, Normandy sniper

April : A Canadian Mk. II Helmet Story

May : A Canadian in the Airborne Artillery

June : D-Day Paratrooper J.C. Ogburn

July : German POW Cemetery in Canada

August : Mary Greyeyes, CWAC

September : Joseph Bradner, A Mountie Goes to War

October : Fox Wellington Patent Puttees

November : In Remembrance, Luman James (Jim) Gale

December : The Sevastopol Cannons in Canada


2018 Newsletters

January : Robert Capa, WWII photographer

February : Frederick Auustus Bagley, NWMP

March : Early military balloons

April : Air Crew Europe Star, real or fake?

May : Sam Steele

June : Queen Elizabeth II

July : WWI Embroidered Postcards

August : Letters from the Russian Front

September : Canadian Auxiliary Services in WWII

October : Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation 65th Anniversary; CMHS Membership Renewal

November : World War I, The Beginning and the End; John McCrae, In Flanders Fields

December : The Sandbag Battery, November 5th, 1854, The Battle of Inkermann, Crimea

 

Archived Newsletters

2017 Sabretache

2016 Sabretache

2015 Sabretache

2014 Sabretache

2013 Sabretache