Clive Law Tribute
Clive at his Best
Clive Law #2808
1954 - 2017
The Military Collectors' Club of Canada announced the passing of Clive Law on June 10, 2017.
Clive Law was born in London England, on May 14, 1954, emigrated to Canada in 1958 and became a Canadian citizen on March 5, 1971. He attended Bishop's College School where he participated in the Cadet movement, attaining the rank of Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major.
Clive began his military service as a "Corporal Call-Out" Staff Cadet on the establishment of the Regiment de Maisonneuve in June 1971. From September 1972 to April 1974 he was an Cadet Instructor List Officer with 2675 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps affiliated to 3rd Field Regiment (Royal Canadian Engineers). He officially enrolled in the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve on 23 May 1974, as an officer of the Governor General's Foot Guards. In 1976, he completed the Unit NBC Officer and Basic Parachutist courses before transferring to the Supplementary List in June 1976. Following military service, Clive continued in a career of public service as a senior public servant for the Government of Canada working with Global Affairs, the RCMP and was the current Executive Director, Compliance and Response for Transport Canada.
Clive actively pursued a lifelong love of militaria and military history with a focus on the Canadian Army and coupled with a passion for learning, developed into a reputable and respected collector, researcher, and writer. In 1991, Clive's pursuits and passions culminated in the establishment of Service Publications a company devoted to researchers of artefacts and the publication of books and periodicals on Canadian military history. From its humble beginnings, Service Publications had grown to provide an invaluable venue for other researchers and writers to collaborate in or personally pursue researching, writing and publication. Under the umbrella of Service Publications, Clive had authored and co-authored 12 books and including collaborations and works by various authors, edited, and published over 100 additional titles.
Clive was active in many Canadian and international military research groups and organizations and the recipient of several merit and honorary awards. A summary of Clive's principle memberships, achievements and awards are as follows:
Military Collectors' Club of Canada (MCC of C)
Company of Military Historians (CMH)
Canadian Association of Veterans of UN Peacekeeping (CAVUNP) - Ottawa Chapter
Swords & Ploughshares Museum
Lower Canada Arms Collectors Association (LCACA);
National Automatic Pistol Collector's Association (NAPCA);
Organization of Military Museums of Canada (OMMC);
Bytown Militaria Collectors Association (BMCA).