The Operational Histories
This series is a collection of operational histories, generated from firsthand accounts and official government narratives. Reproduced here as short e-books, each volume offers a unique window into the evolution of Canada’s northern deployments and capabilities, as well as a detailed look at the challenges faced by the CAF during its multi-generational effort to develop and maintain its operational capabilities in the Arctic.
With these volumes, the authors and volume editors hope to highlight important lessons learned from past activity while adding fresh insights and a fuller context to our understanding of Canada’s defence operations and responsibilities in the North. And, in so doing, to inform decision making today.
Per Ardua Ad Artcticum
Operation Morning Light
Rotary Wings over the Arctic
The Voyages of the RCMP Schooner "St. Roch"
In Manhattan's Wake
Canada's First Eastern Arctic Patrol, 1922
Adam Lajeunesse, is an Associate Professor teaching in the Public Policy and Governance program at St. Francis Xavier University. He is the author of the award-winning book Lock, Stock, and Icebergs (2016), a political history of the Northwest Passage, as well as co-author of the 2017 monograph China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada, and co-editor of Canadian Arctic Operations, 1941-2015: Lessons Learned, Lost, and Relearned (2017). Lajeunesse works on questions of Arctic sovereignty and security policy and has written extensively on Canadian Armed Forces Arctic operations, maritime security, Canadian-American cooperation in the North, and Canadian Arctic history.