need information on, and photographs of, the members of the NWT&Y
RS whose names appear on these personnel index pages. If you know of anyone
who served on the System, or whose relatives may have served on the System,
please send them this website address and ask them to take a look at www.nwtandy.rcsigs.ca.
We have already been given names of people who served on the System but
whose names were left off the list. If you served on the system or know
someone who did but whose name is not on the list, please contact us and
we will be happy to make the correction.
we will get a photograph of some station with the group where they may
be one or two people whose names do not appear on the nominal roll, and
there is some doubt if they did in fact ever serve on the System. Some
of them would have been on temporary duty or just passing through.
This would have been particularly true of the linemen and technicians
who were posted to other units and sent in periodically to build and maintain
sites. While these people did not officially belong to the NWT&Y Radio
System, they nevertheless played a most significant role. Their stories
are worthy of the telling and add immensely to our understanding of how
the System worked and the events in the daily lives of the people who
served on its stations. For that reason we have decided to include their photos and stories here.
Special thanks to the Northern Alberta Signallers
and Communicators Association for the photograph of the NWT&Y
RS memorial cairn in Edmonton, Alberta, and for the following list of
names that make up the nominal roll. This list is from a memorial publication
that was originated and compiled by the Association and donated to the
C&E Museum where it can now be viewed.
The Association designed, fabricated and erected the memorial cairn on
the site of the former NWT&Y Radio System Headquarters at 13335 -127
Street, Edmonton. Their mailing address is Box 71002, 9402-135 Avenue,
Edmonton, AB, T6E 6J6.