1. Family background. Education. UBC life in the 1930s. Views international affairs. Attitude to C.O.T.C. in peace time. Enlists navy 1941. Sea experience. Reasons for preferring navy over other services. Alumni secretary 1946-1954. Became C.O. U.N.T.D. 2. Post war uncertainty. Composition of U.N.T.D. Story of the gun room. Annual balls. Changes in training. Ex-naval officers in U.N.T.D. Success of U.N.T.D. Transcript available.
The Armed Forces at UBC oral history project was developed at the University of British Columbia in conjunction with the Aural History Institute in Victoria to document the history of military training on campus. Interviews were conducted by Allen Specht during the summer of 1973 and spring of 1974 with fourteen prominent individuals who participants in campus military organizations such as the Canadian Officers' Training Corps. The collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts created from interviews conducted as part of an oral history project to document the evolution of military training on campus. Interviewees discuss campus military organizations and student participation in war as well as peace movements at UBC. In addition the interviews provide information about campus life at the University as well as the interviewees’ general experiences in the Canadian Armed Services.