Marine Squadron 102 fonds

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Marine Squadron 102 fonds

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  • 1943-1951 (Creation)
    Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Marine Squadron, 102

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  • 22 cm of textual records
  • 136 photographs (b&w)

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102 Marine Squadron was formed in 1943 by the Royal Canadian Air Force, under Eastern Air Command, to man and operate supply vessels of the Marine section at R.C.A.F. Station Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Many of the men were former merchant marines, R.C.A.F. Marine Squadron personnel and experienced fishermen. Its formation also included all the Marine Sections, manned by R.C.A.F., permanent force personnel, at the various seaplane bases. At its peak, the Squadron had a strength of over 300 personnel and more than 70 vessels. It had its own Diving, Salvage and Recovery section and two of its more well known supply vessels were the Beaver and the Eskimo. The Squadron was sometimes referred to as the "Eastern Air Command Marine Squadron." The Squadron disbanded in November of 1951.

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The photographs in this collection were donated by M.M. "Dutch" Holland.

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Fonds consists of one file folder of textual records and photographs pertaining to the history of 102 squadron. Some of the photographs are originals but most are copies of originals made in 1989 for the Shearwater Aviation Museum.

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Some of these photos were mistakenly described with the numbers 1998.24.A4-A19 and placed in the pre-May 1996 photo collection. 1989.9.1 1998.24 1997.56.A376 1997.56.A87. Located in Archival Fonds - arranged by SAM number Post May 1997 Photograph Collection (arranged by SAM Number) Vertical Files - squadron 102.

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