Semaphore to Satellite: The Story of Canadian Military Communications, 1903-2013
Military Communications and Electronics Museum Foundation, 2013 - Communications, Military - 596 pages
To be known as the C&E Branch History Project (the Project) "Semaphore to Satellite"will tell the story of the Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics (C&E) Branch and its founding elements: the Canadian Signalling Corps (CSC), Canada's Naval Communications Research Establishment and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Telecommunication Branch. It will trace the evolution of The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) from its CSC roots shortly after the Boer War to the present day state-of-the-art C&E Branch established in 1968 - a result of the Canadian Forces Unification and Integration Act that caused the amalgamation of the three founding elements. The Project will focus on the generations of men and women whose dedication, professionalism and nationalism fostered the establishment and modernization of signalling, in its broadest context, against a backdrop of military involvement in Canada's nation building at home and abroad. Volume One is expected to become a collectors item, if not for all students of Canadian military history, certainly for all members of the Branch family. It will be attractive to display, entice readers to its story line and presentation and likely prompt the question "what pages are you on". While the initial version of Volume One will not be in "e" book, or "e" pub format (or whatever "e" technology emerges), supplements to Volume One and follow-on volumes of the history of the Branch could be published in these formats - time and our Branch market will undoubtedly decide. Publisher's note.