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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Douglas John Ford

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Douglas John Ford, LCdr, RCNVR, Ret'd

 

Born: 09 Aug 1917   Crossed the Bar: 18 May 1987

 

HMCS Givenchy, HMCS Norsal, HMCS Alberni, HMCS St Francis, HMCS Sioux, HMCS Warrior

 

Photo:  Douglas Ford on HMCS Sioux

Letter from Dwight Eisenhower to the Allied Expeditionary Force

Courtesy of Jay Ford 

Letter of Commendation for Lt Douglas Ford for jumping overboard at Gutter Sound attempting to save a sailor on 30 Dec 1944 while serving in HMCS Sioux

Courtesy of Jay Ford

 

Note: The sailor Lt Ford was trying to save was LS James Joseph William, who died that day, 30 Dec 1944, HMCS Sioux, Scapa Flow

Statement of War Service Gratuity - Douglas Ford

Courtesy of Jay Ford

Base Divisions - date and place unknown

Courtesy of Jay Ford

The RCN on parade in Belfast, Ireland - 29 Nov 1940

 

     

 

Courtesy of Jay Ford

Soldiers in unknown country

Courtesy of Jay Ford


Slt Douglas Ford ashore in an unknown country

Courtesy of Jay Ford

SS Lady Alexandra

Courtesy of Jay Ford


HMS Swift sinking after having struck a mine off Normandy - 24 Jun 1944

Photographer: S. Short, Fleet photographer

Courtesy of Jay Ford

D-Day / Normandy photos - Photographer unknown

 

   

 

Courtesy of Jay Ford

Unknown officers (possibly from HMCS Sioux or HMCS Warrior)

Written on back of photo GM.1670

Courtesy of Jay Ford

 

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