History and Heritage
"We have a smart, accomplished force that is professional and effective and recognized around the world for its capabilities and strategic effect. We should be immensely proud of who we are, what we have accomplished and what we are capable of accomplishing as new challenges and opportunities arise."
General Natynczyk, Chief of Defence Staff
The Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH) is responsible for safeguarding and disseminating Canadian military history and heritage by preserving and interpreting this knowledge to members of the Canadian Forces and the general public.
The Department's goal is to reinforce the Canadian Forces history by developing and managing policies, which mark and reinforce the Canadian Forces identity with regards to history, heritage, traditions, museums and music systems. DHH's responsibilities include: history and archives, customs and traditions, museums, military heritage, and music. A number of archives and books are available on the DHH website for Canadian researchers.
If you wish to visit DHH, research facilities are located on the 2nd floor of the Colonel Charles P. Stacey Building, 2429 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario. Hours of Operation for public research are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 08h30 to 16h30.
For more information on the Directorate of History and Heritage, please visit: http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/adh-sdh/index-eng.asp.