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Document Details


Title: Frank Turner
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of British Columbia. Library, University Archives & Records Management Services
Collection: Armed Forces at University of British Columbia Oral History Collection
Series: Item 1 of Series Frank Turner
Description: 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.
Extent: 36 pages
URL: http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/military/UBC%20AT%20373-1%20Frank%20Turner.pdf
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Turner, Frank, 1916-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1916
Speaker place of birth: Hong Kong, China; China; Asia
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 58
Document date: 01-May-1974
Interviewer: Specht
Organizations discussed: Canada. Army; Canada. Navy
Historical events discussed: World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: British Columbia; Canada; North America
Topics discussed - ASP terms: British Columbia; Canada; Canada. Army; Canada. Navy; Canada--Armed Forces; North America; Oral history; Soldiers; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029368-32565