Happy New Year!
The new year at the Military Communications and Electronics Museum (MCEM) starts with a wonderful gathering of friends! The MCEM is hosting Coffee with Veterans on Tuesday January 17 at 1000. Be prepared to eat, drink and converse!
Have you had a chance to see our new Special Exhibition? Below! NORAD’s Underground Fortresses is at the MCEM right now.
Read our full article here: https://kingstongarrisonnews.ca/index.php/2023/01/06/january-museum-happenings/
Across Canada, November is when we pay tribute to those that served Canada as members of the Canadian Armed Forces. On Remembrance Day we honour those who paid the highest cost in times of conflict on November 11 at 1100.
In 1967, Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau famously said, “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” By 1969, homosexuality had been decriminalized between two consenting adults in Canada.
On August 19, 1942 Operation Jubilee or the Dieppe Raid started. The attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe in northern France consisted of over 6,050 troops, mostly Canadian soldiers, supported by a regiment of tanks, that had to put ashore under the protection of Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters. The troops were supposed to land, hold the location, and destroy German defences. It was supposed to boost Allied morale.
The Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) was created in 1942. Nicknamed the “Wrens,” these women served in 48 trades, including coders, visual signalers, teletype operators, switchboard and radio operators, plotters and telegraphists.
If you’ve dropped into the museum since we’ve reopened, you’ve seen uniformed personnel at the front entrance. The uniformed personnel are Personnel Awaiting Training (PATs) supplied by the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE) to help support the operations of the museum.
Murray MacKenzie Whetung was born November 30, 1921 at Curve Lake First Nations, Ontario to Daniel Eli Whetung and Muriel Emerald Jones.
Brigadier General (ret) Josée Robidoux is the new Colonel Commandant of the C&E Branch and the first woman to be Colonel Commandant of the C&E Branch.
At the beginning of World War II all the major powers had developed at least a minimal radar capability to combat the lack of secrecy when using radio, but Britain was the technical leader in radar research, including designing microwave radar.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our will, our reopening has been postponed to Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 9am.