For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Harold William Bee

 

Petty Officer, Training Instructor 2nd Class, RCNVR

 

Born: 13 Apr 1920

 

Died: 03 Mar 2014, Oshawa, Ontario

 

Ships served in:

HMCS MIDLAND

 

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Inside Cover: Harold W. Bee, RCNVR 1942 - photos taken on HMCS Midland

Page 1: On the sub's trail

Page 2:  L Class Destroyer (HMS Lauderdale L95) // HMCS Charlottetown K244

Page 3: The Louisburg K151  //  "Away Sea boats Crew  //  Corvettes in Halifax

Page 4: Convoy to St. John's

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Page 5: The Storm of March 1942 //  "A green one" breaking

Page 6: Brickon on 'AA' Platform  //  Looking aft port side  //  Fosc'le of Midland Sweepers alongside  //  Back aft

Page 7: Port Side  //  Ammunition for the shoot  //  Looking forward  //  Port Side

Page 8: Point fives  //  Convoy to Halifax  //  Columbia in the distance

Page 9: Gunn & Brickon  //  Johnny Cann  //  Bill Foster  //  Mr. Deyer  //  Cold?

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Page 10: Yunker Yarnton in St John's  //  St John's Harbor  //  The mouth of the harbor

Page 11: In St John's, Saxon & Sabe and some of the boys  //  McGuire, Saxon, Sabe

Page 12: Yarnton, Bee, Ring, Redhead in Nfld  //  MacLean, Bee

Page 13: Mac  //  Jarvis  //  Alongside a "Squeezer" Mccoll, Brickon & Higgison  //  Over the side - painting the ship's side K220

Page 14: Ted Kidd - 1944 //  Ted Kidd - (webmaster's note:  It is believed that these photos of Ted Kidd are of Flying Officer Terence William Kidd who died on 23 Apr 1943.  He was a passenger on the MB Amerika that had departed Halifax on 14 Apr 1943 bound for Liverpool, England. On 22 Apr 1943, the Amerkia was sunk by U-306 with a loss of 42 crew and 37 members of the RCAF. 30 crew and 16 RCAF officers survived.)

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Page 15: St John's Newfoundland

Page 16: Concert While Duty Ship  //  Fred Stone Plays  // Coxswain, Mr. Taylor, "Jimmie"

Page 17: St John's ball game HMCS Midland vs HMCS Calgary  //  Dorey (Cook)  // Midland Team  //  "Jimmie"  // Cann Pitching

Page 18: Vinc, Nfld 1942  //  Irish, Halifax 1942  // Vinc  Quarterdeck of Dunvegan  //  On Dunvegan  //  Feeling damn good - Gunn in Nfld

Page 19: Montreal Fire 1941

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Page 20: Bob Bowman, CBC commentator on Midland in Newfld  //  "Newfie" (Quartermaster) 

Page 21: Saint John, New Brunswick  //  High Tide  //  Low Tide  //  Automatic gangway

Page 22:  HMS Vanoc at sea provisioning HMCS Midland

Page 23: (Bill) Readhead inspecting results of ramming HMCS Gaspe

Page 24: Saint John Train  //  Funeral for Fire Chief in Saint John  //  Parade of Firemen, Saint John  //  Scott's old ship, used for South Pole exp  //  "Red", Narley(?sp), Suffern

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Page 25: United States Navy Blimp 2 days out of Boston  // New type freighter

Page 26: Ship's cat  // Found Lifeboat - removing contents

Page 27: Irish  //  Suffern  // "Willie" Williamson  //  "Red" Redhead

Page 28: Yunker Yarnton and Red in messdeck  //  Red, Yunker, Me (Harold Bee) in Newfoundland  // Red, Meyers, Yunker  //  Gay, Chartrand, Meyers, Red

Page 29:  Navy Bank, Navy League grounds, Halifax

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Page 30:  Rear - H. Bradley, B. Henderson, Dallie, L. O'Brien, S. Burton, Henecker, Smith;  Front - Parks, Young, Simpson, Rowland, Harris, Watt (2 unknown)

Page 31: C. MacDonald  //  Reg Mylrae  // Roy Anger  // Bob Greene  // Johnny Rowland  // Jim Arnott  // Johnny Altman  // Hill Harmon  //  Danny Seaman  // Gus Vickers  // Red Burchel

Page 32: Stan McClarty  //  The Chief - March 1941  //  HMCS Queen Messdeck

Page 33:  Navy League Grounds Halifax //  Reg Mybea  //  Johnny Rowland  //  "Mike"

Page 34:  Sid - Abbot  //  Ron Sallis

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Page 35: Gym Display 1942

Page 36: Gym Display 1942

Page 37: MacCockburn - 1942

Page 38: no caption - part of Gym display

Page 39: Lobby, Henderson, Burton, Dallis, Watt, Parks, Harris - 1942

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Page 40: Bee, Sallis, Gardner, Lobby, Rowland, Baldwin, Goldfinch, Magnan, Barron, Phillips, Janes - the following are pictures at Deep Brook in June 1943

Pages 41-44: No captions - P&RT staff with new entries - exercises and teachin boxing

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Page 45: No caption - P&RT staff teaching boxing

Page 46: Bruce and Guy  // Bruce Robinson

Page 47: Bourgue, (Summerfeld) Murphy, Burton  // The Gang at Deep Brook  // Bourgue, Henderson & Charles  // Simpson  // Sallis

Page 48:  Frank Jones - 1943  // H.W. - 1943

Page 49: Bill Gardner, H.W., H. Hine - 1943 // Harry Hine - 1943

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Page 50: Gard, Harry, Janes

Page 51: Gardner

Page 52: H.W.

Page 53:  Back - R. Sallis, A. Goldfinch, F. Jones, P. Magnan, I. Barron, R. Phillips;  Front - V. Baldwin, B. Gardner, Bee, Park, J. Rowland, L. O'Brien

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Page 55: P&RT School Staff - 1943

Page 56: New Entry Staff - 1943

Page 57: No caption - - webmaster's caption:  P&RT staff showing off

Page 58: P&RT School Staff & Qualifiers Jul 1943-44

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Page 62: No caption - RCN School of Physical and Recreational Training at HMCS Cornwallis, Deep Brook, NS

 

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