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News Articles about the RCN and it's sailors

 

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Newspaper front page from the Ottawa Citizen, Monday, 11 Nov 1918, announcing the end of World War I

Courtesy of David Barlow

 

Webmaster's note: While not directly related to the RCN, the end of WW I marked the beginning of the post-war downsizing of the fledgling RCN.

Canadian Navy Prominent As Invasion Armada Sails

 

Ottawa Newspaper, 08 Jun 1944

 

Ship's mentioned in article:  HMCS HAIDA, HMCS HURON, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS PRINCE DAVID, HMCS PRINCE HENRY, HMCS PRINCE ROBERT, HMCS ALBERNI, HMCS CALGARY, HMCS PRESCOTT, HMCS MIMICO

 

Courtesy of Robert Bennett

Minesweepers End Canadian navy's War Operations

 

Newspaper Article on the ending of minesweeping operations by the 31st Canadian Minesweeping Flotilla

 

HMCS Milltown, HMCS Blairmore, HMCS Georgian and HMCS Fort William

 

From the collection of H.J. Simmons

Courtesy of RCSCC Bowmanville

Father and Son Enlist

Corporal William Turner, Kent Regiment and his son Stoker John Turner, RCN

Courtesy of Dawn Heuston

Poisonous Mustard Gas To Be Dumped Overboard Into Sea

 

The Picton Gazette, 13 Feb 1946

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2016

 

Click here to read an article on this weapons dump from 2003

Royal Canadian Navy Recruiting Ad

The Beleville Intelligencer, 14 Sep 1948

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2016

Training Craft Call At Picton

 

The Picton Gazette, 13 Jul 1951

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2014

Mohawk Airport Defended In Colorful Mock Battle

 

The Picton Gazette, 03 Oct 1952

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2014

Carrying Place Seaman To Take Sub Training

 

LS William K Seward of Carry Place taking submarine training in England

 

The Picton Gazette, 07 Jan 1955

 

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2014

Comrades In Arms

 

Eight members of the RCN working at the US Naval Radio Station at Chelthenham, Maryland

 

The Picton Gazette, 10 Jan 1958

 

Cmd. Off (SB) John A. Macdonald of Winnipeg; Petty Officer Harvey Eaton of Calgary; Petty Officer Colin Cope of Montreal; Petty Officer Marley McAllister of Ottawa; Petty Officer Clifford Gee of Parry Sound; Leading Seaman Keith Zavitski of Renfrew; Leading Seaman John Robitaille of Montreal & Windsor; Able Seaman John Sidney of Toronto.

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2014

Two Picton Boys Join the RCN - Fred Howes, Jr. and Larry Harrison

 

The Picton Gazette, 17 Feb 1960

 

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2016

"Arms That Have Shelter'd Us"

Song For Anniversary OF The Canadian Navy By Gena Branscombe

The Picton Gazette 09 Nov 1960

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2016

Four Picton Brothers Serving With the Navy

 

The Picton Gazette, 02 Oct 1962

 

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2015

Ships Off On NATO Exercise

 

Exercise New Broom 11, Apr 1963

 

Newspaper article on NATO Exercise New Broom Eleven in Apr 1963. the Canadian ships involved in the 30 ship exercise were HMCS Algonquin, HMCS Micmac, HMCS Cayuga, HMCS St. Croix, HMCS Terra Nova, HMCS Kootenay, HMCS Swansea, HMCS La Hulloise, HMCS Buckingham, HMCS Cape Scott, CNAV Bluethroat and CNAV St. Charles.

Courtesy of Art Moore

Amphibious Exercise Held By H.P. Regt

 

The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment conduct and amphibious landing exercise in conjunction with HMCS Cataraqui's reserve vessels

 

The Picton Gazette, 02 Oct 1963

 

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2015

NATO Exercise A Success Despite Severe Storms

 

October 29, 1963

 

Newspaper article on severe storm encountered during a major NATO exercise. RCN ships involved: HMCS Bonaventure, HMCS Algonquin, HMCS Cayuga, HMCS Micmac, HMCS Saskatchewan


Canadian Sailors Defended In Messages From Abroad

 

Newspaper papers articles on Canadian Sailors in Rio

Courtesy of Sandy Graves

 

 

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