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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Photos and Documents from the Collection of

George R. Rae

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George R. Rae, L/Stoker (M), RCNVR

 

Born: 1924   Crossed the Bar: 2003

 

LCI(L) 266

 

From George's daughter Virginia: I do know of Dad’s two best friends in the navy because they visited us in the 1950s with their families. (Robert) Burke Neddow (1924-2011) was from Saskatoon and Carey C. McKercher (1926-2006) was from Edmonton. According to my Gran Rae, Dad and Carey ran off one day and joined the RNCVR together. When they came home and told her what they’d done she was very worried. She spent the rest of the war knitting and sewing clothes for the Canadian Armed Forces. Must have sent hundreds of care packages over those years.

George Rae's Medals

 

The 1939-45 Star, The Atlantic Star w/France and Germany Bar, The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, The Defence Medal, The War Medal 1939-45

 

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae's Combined Operations Badge

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae's Dog Tag

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Page from George's Pay and Identify Book

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae's identification bracelet and general service pin

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae's membership card for The Beaver Club, London, Spring Gardens, S.W. 1, 1940

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae's pass card for the Centenary Hall, Poole, U.K.

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

A few of George Rae's rail tickets while he was in Scotland and England

Courtesy of Virginia Rae

Part of George Rae's kit, his "white front" or "dickie"

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

This anchor pendant was in George's collection of memorabilia when he crossed the bar. Where it was from is not known, but it obviously held some importance for George to keep it all these years

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae on board of unknown ship, possibly a corvette

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae on unknown ship

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae and shipmate on unknown ship

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

unknown sailors

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Dhobey day

Unknown sailor doing laundry

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Carl Jensen - Carl was Cox'n of LCI(L)-266

Note the Combined Operations badge on his left shoulder and Killick badge

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

 

Note: This photo is also in the gallery for LCI(L)-266


Unknown sailors, appear to be on a corvette

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Two friends of George Rae. Carl Jensen (person on right in uniform)

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Unknown sailor on unknown ship

Note the stamp on the back of the photo where it was developed

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Unknown sailors taking a break on a pile of life jackets

Ship unknown, possibly a corvette

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Unknown personnel on unknown landing craft

Note LCI(L)-266 and LCI(L)-121 in the background

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Unknown personnel on unknown landing craft

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

George Rae, date and place unknown

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

Joie on Water Street, St. John's, NFLD

Courtesy of Virginia McCann

 

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