Researchers are welcome to consult the archives held at the museum. The museum holds photographs, maps, personal histories and scrapbooks related to the history of Garrison Petawawa, the Canadian Airborne Regiment, the Regiment of Canadian Guards and other regiments stationed at Petawawa.
The museum has a consultation room and a document scanner for researchers. Museum can undertake small research requests. Please contact the museum for more information.
1. I am looking for the service files for a family member.
2. I served in the Airborne, and I’ve lost my jump coin.
3. My grandfather was part of 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion / First Special Service Force. I’m looking for more information.
4. A family member was stationed in Petawawa while with the CAF. I’m looking for more information.
I am looking for the service files for a family member.
The museum does not have access to the personal service files of any CAF member. That information resides with Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Records for veterans who served after 1919 are considered restricted, and an application must be submitted to LAC to obtain them. To For information on obtaining service files, please consult:
Requests for Military Service Files
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Restricted records held by Library and Archives Canada (service files after 1919)
Submit a request to LAC for restricted records
Follow the instructions and submit the request to LAC.
I served in the Canadian Airborne Regiment, and I’ve lost my jump coin.
In order to replace a jump coin, we suggest you contact Joe Drouin Enterprises (https://www.joedrouin.com) who can assist with replacing the coin. They also have a list of CAR members and their numbers.
My grandfather was part of 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion / First Special Service Force. I’m looking for more information.
The museum holds a nominal role of 1CanPara service members that was created in 2002. The museum can confirm, or deny that a member served with 1CanPara. As members listed in the nominal role are still alive, the museum cannot make copies of the document.
Service records must be obtained through Library and Archives Canada.
Researchers are welcome to consult the 1CanPara Battalion archives on site. The archives contain memoirs, photographs and official histories of the Battalion.
A family member was stationed in Petawawa while with the CAF. I’m looking for more information.
Garrison Petawawa is made up of a variety of regiments who reside and train on the base. A central list of every service personnel on base does not exist. The museum cannot verify if a family member worked on the base, as that information resides with each individual regiment.