Collection B - Len Watling photo albums

1964-1965 photo album 1965-1966 photo album 1966-1967 photo album 1967-1968 photo album 1968-1969 photo album 1969-1970 photo album 1970-1971 photo album 1971-1972 photo album 1972-1973 photo album 1973-1974 photo album 1974-1975 photo album 1975-1976 photo album 1976-1977 photo album 1977-1978 photo album 1978-1979 photo album 1979-1980 photo album 1980-1981 photo album 1981-1982 photo album 1982-1983 photo album 1983-1984 photo album 1984-1985 photo album

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Len Watling photo albums

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  • Graphic material

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CA RRU 2011.020-B

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  • 1964 - 1985 (Creation)
    Watling, Len

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Physical description

  • 22 large photo albums
  • blue front and back covers sandwiching black photo sheets with -multiple images on each black sheet
  • held together by metal fasteners
  • volumes are titled and dated
  • each album approximately 53.3 x 35.5 cm

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(September 12, 1925 - May 17, 2004)

Biographical history

Len Watling was the official photographer for Royal Roads Military College from 1964 - 1985.

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RRU inherited these albums when DND/the Federal Government leased the property. They may be on loan from the Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum.

Scope and content

These photo albums contain black and white photographs taken by RRMC on-site photographer Len Watling. The photos depict the cadet experiences on campus. One album per year, each album begins in the fall with the arrival of cadets and follows them through recruit week, obstacle courses, the classroom, sports events, parades, skylarks, and special events such as the Christmas Ball.

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Because of their size, some of the albums have loose pages. Care should be given when handling, and gloves should be worn.

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These albums have been digitised.

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