Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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History and Archives

  1. Can I look at War Diaries, Ship's Logs, or RCAF Operations Record Books?
  2. Does DHH have maps I can use?
  3. Does DHH have photographs I can see and copy?
  4. How can I do research at the Directorate of History and Heritage?
  5. How is the Canadian flag folded during a funeral ceremony?
  6. Is there a 20-year rule, or 30-year rule in effect for the declassification of documents?
  7. What Canadian unit was in (town or village in the UK) between (dates) during the Second World War?
  8. Where can I find out about my father's, grandfather's, uncle's, sister's, mother's etc. war service?
  9. Where can I find out about my mother's (my father's etc.) medals?
  10. Why does DHH ask for written/faxed inquiries?

Question

Does DHH have photographs I can see and copy?

Answer

DHH does not have an extensive, indexed file of photographs. Moreover, although some files may contain photographs there are no facilities at DHH to make photographic copies of photographs or copies from negatives. Most photographs dealing with the Canadian Armed Forces are held either by the Photography Collection, Library and Archives Canada, or the Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre in Ottawa. The collection at the Library and Archives Canada is the place to begin. Copies may be ordered at commercial rates. The Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre in Ottawa. can provide a list of commercial firms that will produce copies of photographs/negatives in its possession.