About the authors of “The Naval Service of Canada 1910-2010”

Alec Douglas

W.A.B. (Alec) Douglas served in the RCN 1950–73 as a specialist in navigation and operations. He was the official historian of the Canadian Armed Forces, 1973–94, and is adjunct research professor of history, Carleton University, and a past president of the Canadian Nautical Research Society.

Roger Sarty

Roger Sarty was at the NDHQ Directorate of History 1981-98 as naval team leader and then senior historian. He was deputy director at the Canadian War Museum, in charge of exhibition development for the new museum building that opened in 2005, and became professor of history at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004.

William Johnston

William Johnston is a historian with DND’s Directorate of History and Heritage. He is a co-author of official histories of both the RCN and the RCAF, including the forthcoming The Seabound Coast, Volume One of the RCN official history, and is the author of A War of Patrols: Canadian Army Operations in Korea.

Bill Rawling

Bill Rawling is the author of Victor Brodeur: officier de la marine canadienne, 1909–1946, and of several articles on Canadian naval history. A contributor to Volume Two of the official his- tory of RCN operations, 1939–45, he is currently a member of the team working on Volume One (1867–1939).

Donald E. Graves

Donald E. Graves is a member of the professional team writing the official history of the post-war RCN (1945-68). He is also the author, co-author, or editor of 15 books and many articles relating to Canadian military and naval history.

Marc Milner

Marc Milner is best known for his books on the Canadian Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic. Since 1986 he has taught military history at the University of New Brunswick and is currently director of UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society.

Pat Jessup

Pat Jessup is the community relations officer at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax. Her field of expertise is naval war art, specifically the images produced to document the Second World War. Her master’s thesis, from Saint Mary’s University, was a biography of Commander C. Anthony Law, naval war artist and MTB commander.

Isabel Campbell

Isabel Campbell is an historian at the Directorate of History and Heritage contributing to the official history of the post-war RCN (1945–68).A former archivist and librarian, she has published in English and French on NATO, the influence of foreign policy on military decision-making, strategic matters, and archival issues.

Richard Oliver Mayne

Richard Oliver Mayne is lead author for the military and security section of DND’s Directorate of Future Security and Analysis’s study on Future Conflict. A naval reserve officer, he is the author or co-author of two books and has also published numerous articles on Canadian naval history.

Peter T. Haydon

Peter T. Haydon is a senior research fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, specializing in Canadian defence policy and activities during the Cold War era. A former career officer in the Canadian Navy, he was the founding editor-in-chief of the Canadian Naval Review.

Richard H. Gimblett

Richard H. Gimblett is command historian of the Canadian Navy and past president of the Canadian Nautical Research Society. A former serving officer, he is the author of studies on Canada’s role in the Persian Gulf and a contributor to Volume One of the official history of the RCN (1867–1939).

James Boutilier

James Boutilier is the Asia-Pacific adviser to the commander, Maritime Forces Pacific. He served as a navigating officer in the Royal Canadian and Royal Naval Reserves, and as a professor and dean at Royal Roads Military College. He lectures nationally and internationally, specializing on Asia-Pacific maritime security.

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