Our nominal roll consists of two
categories: those who were officially posted to the System, and
those whose jobs took them there on temporary duty on a regular
basis, such as linemen, technicians, engineers and administrative
personnel, and of course the civilian employees of the stations.
We know that to find pictures
of all of them is most likely impossible, but we will keep the project going as long as we have information coming in. We would also like to have short biographical
sketches of those people, or at the very least their full names
and nicknames, dates of service
in the armed forces, the stations to which they were posted and
dates of their service on the System.
are still scores of untapped sources, but very little time or resources
to do the research. This is strictly a volunteer effort with no
financial assistance from anyone. From time to time we receive photographs
that are not identified and we therefore need to find the means
of widening our network as far as possible to try to attract the
attention of people who have knowledge of the System. These photos
will be placed on this site and viewers asked to give us whatever
they know about them. Therefore we are asking our viewers to pass
on word of this site and this project to anyone they feel might
be able to help.
There is research to be done at the National
Archives and at the Department of Defence, Directorate of History, in Ottawa
to uncover any information that should be incorporated into the public historical record. This includes stories from the sites, anecdotes relating to the system,
the stations and the people who worked there.
The Station Journals, which are
kept in the archives at the museum in Kingston, need to be read
and mined for anecdotal history. Ideally we should have all the
text entries transcribed and posted as PDF files, but that in itself
is a monsterous task.
We can use help with scanning and preparing
photographs and text for posting to the site.
We can use help in tracking down any survivors
who worked on the System, to inform them of the Project and possibly can
get current photographs and maybe even interviews.
In short we can use help in any category
in which you feel capable of making a contribution.
If anyone with time to spare cares
to come on board as a full-time associate of the project we will
be very please to have your help
Michael Martin at
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