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Media & Trade Organizations
Military History

Access Copyright –provides access to copyright protected works. Our licences provide users with immediate, legal and economic access to published works while ensuring that publishers and creators are fairly compensated.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service – The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) plays a leading role in protecting the national security interests of Canada by investigating and reporting on threats to the security of Canada.

Department of National Defence CF (DND-CF) – Show your support for the men and women of the Canadian Forces! They welcome messages sent to them while serving abroad and are heartened by the participation of Canadians in Canadian Forces events in their communities.

Military History

We have organized these sites by sub-categories.

Friends of the Canadian War Museum – is a charitable organization formed to support the Canadian War Museum and its activities by sponsoring Museum projects, such as raising funds for restoring of some of the Museum’s valuable war art; conducting research on subjects related to Canadian military history; fund raising, and providing volunteer services.

AHFC – The Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Canada is interested with all aviation projects up until the late 60’s, but is particularly interested in the aircraft produced by the A.V. Roe (AVRO) Aircraft Company, specifically the C-102 Jetliner, the CF100 Canuck, and the CF-105 Arrow.

Air Force Association –is a national not-for-profit aerospace and community service organization composed of aviation-minded citizens established to remind Canadians of their country’s rich aeronautical tradition and history, to support Canada’s Air Force and to support and encourage the civil aviation component within the country.

Arrow Recovery Project – The largest archive of Avro Arrow information. We are proud to serve only factual Avro information; our sources include Jim Floyd (VP Avro Aircraft), Palmiro Campagna (Author and Engineer), Randall Whitcomb (Author and Aviation Artist) and many of the past employees.

Canadian Aviation Artists Website – committed to the advancement of aviation art in Canada by bringing together artists, sculptors, historians and enthusiasts interested in the history of Canadian aviation art and the Canadian aerospace industry.

Canadian Aviation Historical Society –is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the celebration and documentation of Canada’s flying heritage. Members receive the CAHS Journal, Canada’s premier aviation history magazine, regular newsletters, and an invitation to participate in the local activities of 10 regional chapters.

League of WWI Aviation Historians –is a non-profit organization whose goals include the accumulation, preservation, and publication of factual data concerning aerial activity of World War I.

RCAF 6 Group – This site is dedicated to the men and women who supported and serviced the 6 Group aircraft, and the brave crews who flew them from their airfields in North Yorkshire, day after day, night after night. May their contribution never be forgotten, and may our fallen airmen always be remembered.

Collecting Militaria
Canadian Military Medals and Decorations – Veterans Affairs Canada – Need to find out what medal you have lurking in the cupboard?

Canadian Society of Military Medals and Insignia – (CSMMI) is a group of people who share an interest in researching, collecting, and preserving the military medals, orders, decorations, insignia, documents, and related military items for future generations.

MCCC of Canada – The Military Collectors Club of Canada serves as the focal point for Canadian Collectors of all types of military artifacts from medals, badges, artwork, to Military arms, vehicles and just about anything Militaria related.

Alberta Arms and Cartridge Collector – Not just guns, this 600+ table makes this show the larges show held in Canada, always held on the Easter weekend at the Roundup Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

OVMS – Show of Shows – 1,600+ table international militaria show – if it’s militaria, it will be there! Plus, documents, books, uniforms, edged weapons, helmets, medals & decorations, military antique firearms, and much, much more! Held in February in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Military Antiques Xtravaganza (MAX) Show – The MAX Show is a show no serious dealer or collector would consider missing. The 1500 tables provide the best in collectibles, and in quantities not to be seen anywhere in the world. Held in September, check for each years location.

Toronto Military Show – One of Canada’s largest militaria and antique arms shows. This event specializes in genuine historical military items brought to market by most of Canada’s largest and professional dealers. Held three times a year – March, June and September – see Vanwell here.

Forums – What talk about equipment and related gear – then this is the place to be!

General Interest – This website was created to provide information about the Canadian Army for past and present members of the military, potential recruits, military and civilian organizations and anyone with an interest in Canada’s Army.

Britishpathe Film Index – Now you are here you can preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970.

Combat Camera Website – A fantastic site for photos and video of the Canadian Forces in action.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting – IWPR builds democracy at the frontlines of conflict and change through the power of professional journalism. IWPR programs provide intensive hands-on training, extensive reporting and publishing, and ambitious initiatives to build the capacity of local media. Supporting peace-building, development and the rule of law, IWPR gives responsible local media a voice.

Military – An excellent site for discussion on military subjects, current news, photos and more.

OMMC – The Organization of Military Museums is comprised of Canadian Forces museums, Parks Canada sites federal, provincial and municipal museums, private museums, and other heritage institutions, as well as individuals who have a common interest in the operation of military museums, the history of the Canadian military, the preservation and display of military artefacts and the re-enactment of military operations.

Military Journals and Magazines

Canadian Military History Journal – is a “journal-in-a-magazine-format” published by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies since 1992. Presently in its 15th volume, CMH continues to fulfill its original mandate, this being to explore all aspects of Canada’s military history, from the earliest days through to the twenty-first century.

Journal of Military and Strategic Studies – As one of the few electronic journals dedicated to the study of security related issues in Canada , we are pleased to provide a forum in which security issues can be examined and discussed.

Legion Magazine – One the largest circulation of a monthly magazine in Canada dedicated to Canada’s veterans.

Stone & Stone – an informational website, designed to offer fresh news every day about WWII-related books, publishers, booksellers, book shows, and authors. We also provide a wide range of book reviews, historical essays, an online WWII order-of-battle database, and an entertaining WWII Trivia Challenge.

Military Vehicles
Maple Leaf Up!
Military Vehicles
Project Ploughshares
Western Command Military Vehicles

Aircraft Resource Center – Aircraft Resource Center (ARC Air) is a scale modelling website devoted to all types of scale aircraft modelling… from Biplanes, Props, Jets and space craft , real or fictional.

HyperScale – An Online Magazine for Aircraft and Armour Modellers

Missing-lynx – The source for Armoured Fighting Vehicle models.

PIER 72 Model Warship Workshop – For the warship model builder.

Naval & Maritime
Canadian Nautical Research Society – The objectives of the Society are to promote nautical research in Canada, to disseminate the results of such research, and to encourage an awareness of Canada’s maritime heritage.

Haze Gray & Underway Photo Galleries – covers all eras, all types of ships, and many of the world’s nations. We place an emphasis on high quality images, rare or unusual images and topics, and pictures that tell a story.

INRO – The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships.