Military Service Organizations and Interest Groups
Royal Canadian Legions halls can have valuable information about their members. Find the location of the branches at the website or contact:Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Provincial Command89 Industrial Parkway NorthAurora, ON L4G 4C4Tel: ((05) 841-7999 Fax: (905) 841-9992
The Royal Canadian Legion has published a column “The Last Post” in The Legion Magazine for many years. This is an obituary for the members who have died. There is a database that contains the names dating back to 1987. Twice a year they update the list going back a few more years.
The Air Force Association of Canada has the following databases that are particularly valuable to genealogical researchers. Find them listed under the heading "Honours and Awards.” Or use the search engine:
- Canadians Serving in RAF during World War I
- Canadians Serving with British Flying Services during World War I
- CF Personnel Postwar Services Related to Aviation
- Commonwealth Air Forces serving in RCAF during World War II- RCAF Personnel Awards 1939 – 19493.
This site has a list of those Canadians who received awards whether they served in the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy, Canadian merchant Navy or the US Coast Guard. Included in the list are awards from the 1800s, WW 1, 1935, WW 2, 1950s, Korea and Long Service Awards. There are short biographical sketches, citations for the awards and some photographs of the decorations and some photographs of the recipients.