Fonds PR-0716 - Alexander Jardine fonds

Group Captain Alex M. Jardine, Commanding Officer RCAF Station St. Hubert, December 1955 to Augus... Arrival of dignitaries at RCAF Station St. Hubert to attend the opening of the St. Lawrence Seawa... Group Captain Alex M. Jardine, centre, and other RCAF officers in front of the second prototype C... Alex M. Jardine with his uncle, Bill Squires, in Yokohama. Alex M. Jardine in Shanghai. Alex M. Jardine (left) and deckhands holystoning the deck of the S.S. Gracia. Alex M. Jardine, back, left, and four fellow bridge messengers aboard the Empress of Canada. Muriel Fardel and Alex M. Jardine in Vancouver, 1930. Air Marshall C.R. Slemon RCAF and Air Chief Marshall Sir John Boothman, AOC Maritime Command RAF,... Alex M. Jardine, as aide-de-campe to the Governor-General, in the Senate during the Speech to the... Canadian Army Otter aircraft damaged on landing at Camp Petawawa, 1954. Alex M. Jardine carving carving a turkey at the Airman's Mess, RCAF Station St. Hubert, Christmas... RCAF Station St. Hubert hockey team, coached by Alex M. Jardine. Prime Minister Diefenbaker welcoming President Eisenhower to St.Hubert, for the opening of the Sa... Dummy sitting at the desk of Alex M. Jardine, his "leg-pull' for Air Force Day, June 1957. Alex M. Jardine sitting  in the cockpit of a Piper Cub; photo taken during his tenure  as preside... Three CF-100 Canuck aircraft in flight; folder 12. Alex M. Jardine in his Shanghai suit, at home during his service on the Empress of Canada. Squadron Leader Alex M. Jardine, RAF. Alex M. Jardine while attending GR school at RAF Manston, 1936. Alex M. Jardine as Chief Petty Officer in the Sea Cadets, Victoria. Mustang at RCAF, NCR, unit at Arnprior; plane equipped for transsonic wing flow tests; autographe... Man playing "the drunk" for a variety show put on at the RCAF station in Trenton.

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Alexander Jardine fonds

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  • 1928-1976 (Creation)
    Jardine, Alexander, 1914-

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77 cm of textual records, 281 photographs

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Alexander Jardine worked in various locations around B.C. before joining the Merchant Marine. He worked with the Empress of Canada, and then with the Donaldson Lines. In 1935, he joined the Royal Air Force and served in the Far East. After World War II, he was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force and was Head of the Department of Military Studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston. He also served as commanding officer of several RCAF stations and as Military Attache at the Canadian Embassy in Prague.

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The fonds consists of diaries, letters and manuscripts, documenting Alexander Jardine's career, including with the Empress of Canada, Donaldson Lines, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Royal Military College (Kingston).

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Archives code(s): MS-2236

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Accession number(s): 198508-012

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  • Box: 001058-0001