The Calgary Military Historical Society

MountieTHE CMHS is a registered not-for-profit society which fosters the study of the military and police heritage of Canada, the British Empire and the world, and the preservation of military artifacts and records.

CMHS provides:

  • A focal point for military enthusiasts to meet and exchange material and information, often with experts in many specific subjects;
  • Personal contact with other interested people on an international scale that is not likely available to the general public;
  • Access to reference and artifact sources not readily available to the general public;
  • A place for people of similar interests to socialize in an informal setting.

The CMHS meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Petty Officer's Mess, HMCS Tecumseh, 1820 - 24th Street SW, Calgary. New members and guests are always welcome.

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Researching Your Ancestor's Military Service

Unidentified CEF soldierFrequently, members of the Calgary Military Historical Society are asked to assist in finding information about an individual’s military service. Typically, the person has passed on and therefore cannot provide the wanted details or insights. Regardless of the particular circumstances, most of these requests tend to follow similar beginnings.

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Can we help?

Unidentified itemsCMHS members collect or specialize in a wide variety of military artifacts and topics. If you have an artifact you need help identifying, questions about militaria that may have been handed down to you, or questions about military history, we may be able to help.

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Why Join the CMHS?

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  • Meet people with similar interests
  • Attend our monthly 'show and tell' meetings
  • Participate and display at exhibits, and attend our CMHS functions
  • Receive our monthly CMHS Sabretache newsletter
  • Publish articles in the Sabretache and on our website

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2019 Sabretache

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


If you enjoy what you read here, consider joining the CMHS – there's lots more to see, learn and talk about. Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month and visitors are always welcome!