NWT and Y Unidentified Photos

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From time to time we come across photographs which have no identification markings.

If you can identify the people or places in the following pages we would be pleased to hear from you.

In your correspondence please refer to the numbers at the bottom of the photos.

Signallers departing Fort Chipewyan

The annotations on these photos by Lucy Ball state that these two signallers, a Lance Corporal and a Corporal are waiting for a plane at the start of WWII. Some further information is contained in the note that came with them that they were waiting for a plane to take them out of Fort Chipewyan when the photos were taken. If anyone can identify them please contact us.

Early Christmas Dinner

We believe this to be a Christmas dinner in the mess at the RCSigs Depot in Camp Borden somewhere around 1926-1930. In that case it is certain that some of the people served on the NWT&Y Radio System since the Depot was the main source of staffing. If you recognize any of the faces please let us know. the man in the white jacket in front is T.J. Wallis, the first RSM of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. If you can identify any of the people in the photo above please refer to Photo U-107 and the reference number on the face of the individual.

Hockey Team

Three signallers Port Radium

Unknown group/location

Unknown signallers, various locations

Sig Buchanan, J (Buck). Hay River 1943 -1944

We ave no information on this particular Buck Buchanan (there have been several). His name does not show up on the official list of persons who served on the system, but the list is acknowledged to be incomplete. If anyone can provide any information on this person please get in touch with us.

Beaverlodge 1959

Unknown signallers, Brochet

These photos were taken sometime during the early winter months of 1950 at VEZ Brochet. They were taken by someone who flew up to Reindeer Lake to do a story for Northern Lights magazine on commercial fishing there. It appears from the photographs that this group of people from Flin Flon ended up over-nighting at Brochet (perhaps at the Sigs Station accommodations) and then returned to Flin Flon.

If any of our readers can identify these people please let us know so that we can place the photos in the appropriate personal pages. Use the photo identifier in the title line when communicating that information.