The Vintage Signals Team are so proud and honoured to announce that one of our major supporter Sally Horsfall Eaton C.M.C.D was appointed to the  Order of Canada for her leadership and for her philanthropy in the area of education and  is an advocate of those with disabilities.  Congratulations!  BZ.

On May 12, 2020, the CNE announced cancellation of the annual late summer Fair due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. A responsible and understandable action. A significant cancellation for those from the Toronto area. The CNE was an ‘end of summer fun ritual’ before the grind of return to school, return to work, shorter days and longer cooler, colder nights that follow Labour Day. It will be missed by many. Continue reading “Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)… Past… Present… Future?”

“These homing pigeons are doing much to save the lives of our boys in France. They act as efficient messengers and dispatch bearers not only from division to division and from the trenches to the rear but also are used by our aviators to report back the results of their observation”.


Homing Pigeon


Sgt. Stubby

Sergeant Stubby was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. The Boston Bull Terrier started out as the mascot of the 102nd Infantry, 26th Yankee Division, and ended up becoming a full-fledged combat dog. Brought up to the front lines, he was injured in a gas attack early on, which gave him a sensitivity to gas that later allowed him to warn his soldiers of incoming gas attacks by running and barking. He helped find wounded soldiers, even captured a German spy who was trying to map allied trenches. Stubby was the first dog ever given rank in the United States Armed Forces, and was highly decorated for his participation in seventeen engagements, and being wounded twice.