John Boileau

Retired colonel John Boileau served in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) for 37 years and commanded Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians). In retirement, he was honorary colonel of the Halifax Rifles (RCAC) for 10 years. He is an author and a media commentator who specializes in military history and has written 15 books and about 650 articles. Boileau was founding chair of the Halifax Military Heritage Preservation Society and chair of the National Council of Honorary Colonels. He is a recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Nova Scotia), a Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Vice-Regal Commendation and a Commander Canadian Army Commendation.

Articles by John Boileau

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Canadian Forces Base Valcartier
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McKee's Purchase
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Wade Isaacs
Margaret Martha Brooke served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 to 1962. She was made  a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her heroism after the sinking of the SS Caribou.
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Margaret Brooke
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Toronto Purchase (Treaty 13)
Alexander George Edwin Smith
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Alexander George Edwin Smith
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John Shiwak
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Centurion Tank
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Canadian Forces in Europe During the Cold War
Victory Bonds Poster 1918
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Canada and Antisubmarine Warfare in the First World War
Recovery of Titanic Lifeboat
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Halifax and Titanic
Royal Canadian Infantry School Badge
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Infantry
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David Kejick
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Michel Cadotte
Canadian Midshipmen Killed in Battle of Coronel
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Battle of Coronel
A worker with a Browning Hi-Power pistol
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Browning Hi-Power Pistol
Richard Jack painting “The Second Battle of Ypres”.
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Artistic Legacy of the First World War
Canadian Peacekeepers in Croatia
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Canadian Peacekeepers in the Balkans
Treaties in Ontario
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John Collins' Purchase
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Sherman Tank
Sentry Duty
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Trench Warfare
Major Paul Triquet, VC
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Paul Triquet, VC
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Bren Gun
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St. Joseph's Island Treaty (No. 11)
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James Francis “Stocky” Edwards
Cdr Paul Smith
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Paul Smith
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Niagara Purchase
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David Greyeyes-Steele
Tanks Arriving at Khandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, 2007
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Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians)
Shannen Koostachin
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Shannen Koostachin
Treaties in Ontario
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Johnson-Butler Purchase
The North Sydney to Port-aux-Basques passenger ferry SS Caribou was sunk by the German submarine U-69 on 14 October 1942.
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Sinking of the SS Caribou
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Sandra Perron
John Osborn
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John Osborn, VC
Commemorative Stamp
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William Neilson Hall
Treaties in Ontario
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Crawford Purchase
National Aboriginal Veterans Monument
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Willard Bolduc
Ian Bazalgette
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Ian Willoughby Bazalgette
James Gladstone
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James Gladstone
John Croak
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John Bernard Croak
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Louis Levi Oakes
Curtiss HS-2L Flying Boat
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Royal Canadian Naval Air Service (RCNAS)
David Hornell, VC
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David Ernest Hornell
Arthur Roy Brown, pilot
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Arthur Roy Brown
Clifford MacKay McEwen
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Clifford MacKay McEwen
Alan McLeod, VC
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Alan Arnett McLeod
Victoria Cross
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Thomas Ricketts, VC
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Arthur Herbert Lindsay Richardson, VC
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London Township Treaty (No. 6)
Valour Road Stamp
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Valour Road
CSEF in Russia
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Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force
12e Régiment blindé du Canada 150th Anniversary
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12e Régiment blindé du Canada
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Canadian Peacekeepers in Haiti
Canada in Afghanistan
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Canadian Armed Forces
Halifax Memorial
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Robert Hampton Gray, VC
Charge of the Light Brigade
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Alexander Dunn, VC
Joseph Benjamin Keeper
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Joseph Benjamin Keeper
"Lacrosse, National Sport" stamp, 1967
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Bill Isaacs
First-class accomodations, RMS <i>Titanic</i>
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Titanic
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Angela Chalmers
Battle of Batoche
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Battle of Batoche
Parliament Buildings
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Merchant Navy of Canada
Gordon Flowerdew, VC
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Gordon Flowerdew, VC
Hugh Cairns, VC
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Hugh Cairns, VC
Menin Gate
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Fred Fisher, VC
Vimy Monument
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Coulson Norman Mitchell, VC
Dieppe Raid
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John Foote, VC
Dieppe Raid
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Charles Cecil Merritt, VC
David Currie, VC
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David Currie, VC
Charlie Martin
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Charlie Martin
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Gilbert Monture
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Gradual Enfranchisement Act
Isabel Macneill
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Isabel Macneill
George McLean
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George McLean
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Penetanguishene Treaty (No. 5)
Charles Henry Byce
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Charles Henry Byce
National Aboriginal Veterans Monument
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Leo Bouchard
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Léo Major
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Sombra Township Treaty (No.7)
National Aboriginal Veterans Monument
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Samuel Glode
Huron Eldon Brant, 1943.
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Huron Brant
HMCS Niobe
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HMCS Niobe
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British-Inuit Peace Treaty
Burgess-Dunne Floatplane, 1914
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Canadian Aviation Corps
Pack Horse
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Animals that Served in the First World War
Edwin Victor Cook
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Edwin Victor Cook
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Leopard 1 Tank
Landing of the Mohawks
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Crown Grant to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
Joey Angnatok
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Joey Angnatok
The Supreme Court of Canada
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Guerin Case
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Nadine Caron
Tanks Arriving at Khandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, 2007
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Leopard 2 Tank
Canadian Armed Forces
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Unification of the Canadian Armed Forces
107th cap badge
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107th Timber Wolf Battalion
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Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters
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Elijah Smith
Alexander Thomas Augusta
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Alexander Thomas Augusta
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John Henry Yahba
William Andrew White
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William Andrew White
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Lance Isaacs
Lieutenant-General Jocelyn (Joe) Paul
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Jocelyn (Joe) Paul
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Oliver Milton Martin
Badge of The Royal Canadian Dragoons
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The Royal Canadian Dragoons
Samuel Sharpe
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Samuel Simpson Sharpe
Jennifer Bennett
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Jennifer Bennett