About Me

Colin MacGregor Stevens ( Manager New West Museum and Archives)
Colin MacGregor Stevens ( Manager New West Museum and Archives)

Colin MacGregor Stevens, CD, BA

Retired Captain (Infantry)

This web site is owned and operated by Colin MacGregor Stevens in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

I am the husband of Jeanette, father of Sue and Neil, and grandfather of four.

Genealogy – Militaria – Museums

My hobbies include genealogy and military history. I collect military items, mainly from World War II Canadian and British snipers.

I sell or trade militaria items that are duplicates, or do not fit into my current collecting mandate.

 MUSEUM WORK circa 1968 – 2011

BCMA DSA Award - plaque
BCMA DSA Award – plaque
BCMA Distinguished Service Award
British Columbia Museums Association – Distinguished Service Award – Presented to Colin MacGregor Stevens For Achievements in Curatorship, Volunteerism & Mentorship Oct 2012. Sculpture “Museums in Motion” by Geert Maas
  1. Dartmouth Heritage Museum (Volunteer) Late 1960s

  2. Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives, Vancouver, BC. (Founder. Long-time Curator.)  1972 – 2011. About 15 years on three “Tours of Duty” during that period. It is an official Canadian Forces Museum.

  3. Vancouver City Archives (Summer Student Project) 1974

  4. Vancouver Centennial Museum (Summer Student Project) 1974

  5. Vancouver maritime Museum (Summer Student Project) 1974

  6. R.C.M. Police St. Roch National Historic Site 1974-1978

  7. Battleford National Historic Park “Fort Battleford”, Saskatchewan (Interpretive Officer i.e. 2nd in Command) 1978 – 1982

  8. Batoche National Historic Site, Saskatchewan (Interpretive Officer i.e. 2nd in Command) 1978 – 1982

  9. Cumberland Museum, Vancouver Island, BC (Curator) 1982 – 1984

  10. Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Saskatchewan (Executive Director) 1984 – 1986

  11. Burnaby Village Museum, BC (Curator) 1986 – 2005

  12. New Westminster Museums and Archives, BC. – NW City Museum, NW City archives, 1865 Irving House, 1930s paddle-wheeler Samson V and the New W Police Museum. (Manager/Curator/Archivist) 2005 – 2011

  13. 12 Service Battalion Museum, at 39 Service Battalion, Richmond, B.C. Curator. Started there in 2018. Curator from 2019 – Present

  14. Museum of the Royal Westminster Regiment Society, New Westminster, B.C. – (Museums Advisor) 2020.

 

MILITARY & CADET SERVICE

  1. 18 “Lions” Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Leading Air Cadet) 1965 – 1966

  2. HMCS Chippawa, Royal Canadian Navy Reserve (Ordinary Seaman) 1968-1969

  3. HMCS Gatineau (Destroyer Escort) – Overseas (Ordinary Seaman) 1969

  4. Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada (Officer Cadet) 1969 – 1970

  5. Seaforth Highlanders of Canada 1970 – 1977 (Commissioned 1970-07-01. Attained rank of Captain. “A” Company 2ic; Intelligence Officer; Reconnaissance Platoon Commander)

  6. Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) (Captain;  OC 7 Platoon CFB Comox; 2IC “C” Company)

  7. Cadet Instructor Cadre – Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO) of 583 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Awarded Canadian Forces Decoration)