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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Laithwood Lewis Leigh

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Laithwood Lewis Leigh, RCNVR / RCN(R)

 

Born: 1914   Crossed the Bar: 1972

 

Fisherman's Reserve Vessel CANCOLIM - 26 Jan 1940 - 18 Oct 1940

 

Fisherman's Reserve Vessel STANPOINT - 19 Oct 1940 - 17 Mar 1941

 

Fisherman's Reserve Vessel CANCOLIM - 01 May 1941 - 05 Aug 1941

 

HMCS VENTURE (M.L.) - 06 May 1943 - 07 Nov 1943

 

HMCS PROVIDER - 09 Nov 1943 - 28 Dec 1944

 

HMCS VENTURE - 20 Dec 1944 - 23 Jun 1945

 

HMCS PROVIDER - 23 Jun 1945 - 23 Oct 1945

 

HMCS CHIPPAWA - 01 Jan 1949 - 07 Feb 1952

 

HMCS ANTIGONISH  - 12 Sep 1949 - 25 Sep 1949

 

HMCS NADEN - 09 Aug 1952 - 24 Aug 1952

 

HMCS CHIPPAWA - 10 Aug 1952 - 02 Nov 1953

 

HMCS STADACONA  - 01 Apr 1954 - 26 Apr 1954

 

HMCS BROCKVILLE - 22 Apr 1954 - 26 May 1954

 

HMCS PREVOST

 

HMCS STAR - 06 Jul 1957

 

 

S.S. Grainer circa 1930-1933

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

Merchant sailors on the S.S. Grainer

Laithwood Leigh standing with man on his shoulders

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

Rock Bay, BC circa 1930-1933

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

Laithwood Leigh's Service Papers (Army)

 

                                  

 

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

      Diesel Power Plant Operators Certificate

20 Mar 1936

Letter of Recommendation from  L. Gardner & Sons Ltd

09 Sep 1939

Laithwood Leigh's Engine Room Branch Record of Service

 

        

 

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

Laithwood Leigh's Service Papers (Navy)

 

Letter of Performance

19 Oct 1940

Letter of Performance

19 Mar 1941

Service Dates on Fisherman's Reserve Vessels - 14 Jul 1941

Performance letter

31 Jul 1941

Appointment to A/Wt (E)

24 Feb 1943

Appointment A/Wt (E)

26 Feb 1943

Engineer Room Trg Cert.

10 May 1944

Appointment to Slt,

RCNVR 12 Jul 1944

 

C.N.S. 450

28 Dec 1944

C.N.S. 450

Demobilization

07 Jan 1945

C.N.S. 450

15 Jan 1945

Performance letter for Slt Leigh 26 Jun 1945

C.N.S. 450

30 Jun 1945

Appointment to Lt,

RCNVR 09 Jul 1945

C.N.S. 450

22 Oct 1945

Appointment Msg

18 Feb 1949

C.N.S. 450
26 Sep 1949

C.N.S. 450

07 Feb 1952

C.N.S. 450

12 Sep 1952

Promotion to LCdr

01 Dec 1952

C.N.S. 450

03 Nov 1953

Appointment Msg

08 Jan 1954

Msg

24 Mar 1954

C.N.S. 450

26 Apr 1954

C.N.S. 450

26 May 1954

Appointment Msg

03 Jun 1954

Appointment to HMCS Chippawa 23 Sep 1954

Appointment to HMCS Star 06 Sep 1957

 

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

United States Naval Institute Membership

28 Nov 1969

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

Laithwood Leigh's handwritten record of his military service

Courtesy of Judy Saunders

 

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