The Citizen Sailors Virtual Cenotaph Project
As its signature contribution to the celebration of the centennial of the Canadian Naval Reserve in 2023, the UNTDA has embarked on a project to complete the stories of the 1,769 reservists who died in World War II. While their stories exist, they are rarely seen in the Naval Reserve Divisions where they joined up. The CSVC project will bring them home to the Naval Reserve Divisions across Canada.
Role of the UNTDA
The UNTDA identifies, preserves, and promotes the history and values of the Canadian Naval Reserve with an emphasis on leadership, honesty, commitment, service, citizenship, and personal discipline.
Members of the Association have a continuing interest in the Royal Canadian Navy and, through individual members, with Naval Reserve Units across the country where joint events are encouraged.
The Association’s Nominal List currently contains over 10,300 entries, including almost all who at one time called themselves cadets. This Nominal List is central to the preservation of the connections between members and is diligently maintained. The List is searchable and can be sorted and filtered.
Active members are those who choose to actively participate in the affairs of the Association, who may vote at meetings and who pay dues. All members for whom contact information is available receive the periodic newsletter and are welcome at Association events.
The Association is not politically active and plays no advocacy role. It is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, network of persons with a Board of Directors responsible to Active members at General Meetings.
As a national organization the strength and vitality of the UNTDA hinges on the connectivity of all its members through the regular sharing of information and participation in activities aimed at ensuring everyone can feel ‘counted-in’ .
How the Association Maintains Connections
- Manages a FaceBook Group.
- Curates an archive of information relating to the UNTD Program, its successor programs, their members, and their accomplishments;
- Facilitates camaraderie and communication between our members;
- Publishes a newsletter periodically; and occasionally, other articles, books, and press releases;
- Maintains a web site containing news, information, photos, archives, and links to members and other web sites of interest to our members;
- Promotes regional and national gatherings of our members;
- Supports Naval historical projects of relevance to the Naval Reserve.
History of the UNTD and the UNTDA
Please refer to this article written by Bill Clearihue.
The Association is Incorporated under the Canadian Not-For-Profit Corporations Act,
The UNTD Association is saddened to hear of the passing of the President of the Naval Association of Canada, Bill Conconi on May 21st. Additional details will be provided as they become available.
This site was last updated on:
May 19, 2022
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Contact: Bill Clearihue
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