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MILITARY UNIT - Humanities

Field label
MILITARY UNIT
Field mnemonic
UNIT
Field name
  • Military Unit
  • Unité militaire
Field definition
This field contains the full name of the unit that used the object. A unit, the lowest level in a military organization, is self-accounting and has a commanding officer. Examples include a battalion, regiment, ship, squadron, independent company, air movement unit or battery.
Heading
IDENTIFICATION FIELDS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date.
Entry rules
Enter the full name of the unit, battalion, regiment, ship, squadron, independent company, air movement unit, battery or vessel name. Enter vessel or ship names in the following format: name first, comma, space and standard abbreviations to describe the type of vessel. Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Vessel Name (VN).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • 4 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
  • Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
  • Magnificent, HMCS
  • Labrador, HMCS ?
  • 408 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Labrador, HMCS ?
  • Magnificent, HMCS
  • 408e escadrille de l'Aviation royale canadienne
Discipline
  • History
  • Military
Source
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Canadian War Museum
Field label (French)
UNITÉ MILITAIRE
Field mnemonic (French)
UNITE

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