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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS YORK

Toronto Division, RCNVR 

RCNVR Company Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

HMCS York, Toronto, Ontario

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

 

HMCS York was initially commissioned as the RCNVR Company Toronto on 10 Apr 1923. At the outbreak of WW2 the unit moved to the Automotive Building at the Canadian national Exhibition grounds. During the war, HMCS York was the first experience of naval life form more than 14,000 members of the RCN.

 

Photos and Documents

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Gordon B. Jackson, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1923 - unk

 

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

YORK Class 06 Jul 1942

From the collection of Leonard Hare

Courtesy of Debbie King

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(1) Greaves, Cecil (Gobby)  (2) Copp, Gormet  (3) Melnych, Joseph  (4) Ferguson, J.F. (Instructor)  (5) Kennedy, Joe  (6) Farrel, Murray  (7) LeMay, G.W.  (8) Keiser, Leonard  (9) Corder, Ernie  (10) Collins, Harvey  (11) Brnson, Fred (Snuffy)  (12) Hall, ?.H  (13) Fleming, H.A.  (14) Hare, Leonard  (15) Brick, Cliff  (16) Hynch, Syd (Tarzan)  (17) Morris, Bert  (18) Carnerie, Rene  (19) Kreigaveld, (Tiny)  (20) Ault, Jim (Irish)  (21) Cutmore, Alan  (22) Richmond, Ralph

 


 

 

"F" Division, HMCS York, Dec 1943

From the collection of Thomas Leaming Best

Courtesy of David Senior

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(24) Best, Thomas

 


 

 

Engineer Writers Class, HMCS York, Oct 1944

From the collection of Thomas Leaming Best

Courtesy of David Senior

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(17) Best, Thomas

 

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