Sabretache: The CMHS's Monthly Minutes & Newsletter

2022 Newsletters



March : Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus (SPRA) Line Throwing Pistol

April : New Rules for Collectors of Police Memorabilia

May No. 1 : Forget the Jeep, Let's Take the "Seep"; June Beach Centre Under Threat

May No. 2 : WWII Propaganda Posters; June Beach Centre Under Threat

June : The Ross Rifle's Failures; 4th Annual Calgary Militaria Show

2021 Newsletters

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

January No. 2 : A Canadian in the Devil's Brigade, Part I

February No. 1 : A Canadian in the Devil's Brigade, Part II

February No. 2 : A Calgarian’s Experience in RCAF 417 Squadron in WWII;
Strange Things – The WWI Armoured Bicycle

March : Before There Was a Jeep... WWII Light ATVs

April No. 1 : The Legend Behind the Imperial Seaman's Three White Collar Stripes;
Artillery Trophies in Alberta, Part I; Binoculars in WWII;
Toyota Innovation During WWII

April No. 2 : The CMHS's Donald Glen Skinner, In Memorium;
Artillery Trophies in Alberta, Part II; More Dumb Ideas From WWI

April No. 3 : The CMHS's Marjorie Barron Norris, In Memorium

May : The Brown Bess at Waterloo; The RCAF's First Flying Casualty;
Artillery Trophies in Alberta, Part III

June : The CMHS's Stu Eggleston, In Memorium;
Artillery Trophies in Alberta, Part IV

July No. 1 : Unveiling the South Africa Memorial in Calgary's Central Park, June 19, 1914

July No. 2 : RCAF 418 (City of Edmonton) Squadron in WWII

August : "Men of Valor – They Fight For You"
The Wartime Information Board of Ottawa

September : Flying Officer William E Suddick, DFC

October : Douglas L. Woods Medals Pair; The PIAT Anti-Tank Projectile

November : The Indian and Chinese Labour Corp in WWI; An Interesting War Memorial;
Canadian WWI Poetry

December No. 1 : Meet the Jeep!; "Warwell Wagons" Railway 50-ton Tank Transports;
Rare 1851 Navy Colt in Upper Canada



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,

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


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