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Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Reginald Heber (Smokey) Rhymes

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Reginald Heber (Smokey) Rhymes, P1TD3 / P1SN, 6663-H, RCN

 

Born: 04 Apr 1926   Crossed the Bar: 11 Aug 2006

 

Canadian Army: Mar 1945 - May 1946   RCN: Apr 1947 - Apr 1972

 

HMCS Haida - 17 Oct 1947 - 18 Jul 1948  //  05 Jan 1949 - 30 Jan 1949

HMCS Nootka - 31 Aug 1948 - 14 Oct 1948

HMCS Swansea - 20 Mar 1949 - 14 Apr 1950

HMCS Huron - 18 Dec 1950 - 11 Oct 1951

HMCS Wallaceburg - 04 Apr 1952 - 05 May 1952  // 10 Jul 1953 - 30 Jul 1953

HMCS Quebec - 11 Sep 1953 - 19 Sep 1954

HMCS Prestonian - 10 Aug 1955 - 08 Jan 1956  // 25 Jan 1956 - 23 Apr 1956

HMCS Penetang - 09 Jan 1956 - 24 Jan 1956

HMCS Lanark - 24 Apr 1956 - 03 Sep 1957  // 21 Oct 1957 - 10 Jul 1958

HMCS Cap De La Madeleine - 25 May 1961 - 19 Aug 1962

HMCS Gatineau - 07 Jul 1964 - 08 Nov 1964

HMCS Athabaskan - 09 Nov 1964 - 22 Nov 1964

HMCS Crescent - 23 Nov 1964 - 04 Nov 1965

HMCS Saguenay - 16 Oct 1967 - 14 Jan 1969

Reginald H. Rhymes' medals

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Service Documents of Reginald (Smokey) Rhymes

 

                    

 

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Reginald H. Rhymes' Certificate of Service

 

 

 

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Smokey Rhymes just after completion of his artillery training in Montreal - 1946

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Smokey Rhymes at the War Memorial in Parc La Fontaine, in Montreal - 1946

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Reg (Smokey) Rhymes with friends in front of the Halfway House, Esquimalt circa 1947

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Reg (Smokey) Rhymes working on a model sailboat on board HMCS Lanark

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Reg (Smokey) Rhymes and his family 1953

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Reg (Smokey) Rhymes (left) and shipmate somewhere down south

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Wedding of Reg (Smokey) Rhymes, Dartmouth, NS, 1948

A.G. Banfield 1st on left.

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Chief 's & PO's mess at HMCS Cornwallis, circa 1960.  Reg (Smokey) Rhymes 4th from right)

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

Reg (Smokey) Rhymes receiving a medal on parade at HMCS Cornwallis circa 1960

Courtesy of Gordon Rhymes

 

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