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HMCS STADACONA

Stadacona, CFB Halifax

HMCS Stadacona, 1969

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

 

Stadacona, referred to as HMCS Stadacona before 1968 and frequently referred to as "Stad", is an adjunct to HMC Dockyard, Halifax. Stadacona contains the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School , the Canadian Forces Naval Operations School, the base hospital, the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre, and various messes. Stadacona is also home to the headquarters of 5th Canadian Division and the Maritime Command Museum. Stadacona was built as the British Army's Wellington Barracks, later known as the Nelson Barracks, as part of the Halifax Defence Complex. The British military forces departed from Canada in 1906. During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy appropriated the site from the army and it was transformed into HMCS Stadacona.

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Stadacona - Instructions for Ratings Proceeding on Leave

From the collection of Harry Swanson

Courtesy of Jason Belanger

Herbert Edward Dowling, Stoker, RCN, HMCS Stadacona

From the collection of Herbert Edward Dowling, RCN

Courtesy of Bill Cumming

Alan Forrest (left) and Ken Medford, HMCS Stadacona. Alan later became a torpedoman on HMCS Matane

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Doug (left) and Ken Medford, HMCS Stadacona.  Doug is possibly Doug Gertell, who later served in HMCS Baddeck.

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS Stadacona's mascot

From the collection of Robert Macklem

Courtesy of Kelly Macklem

 

Webmaster's note: The kisby ring appears to have been cut out of another photo and placed over the mascot.

Funeral procession for an Admiral in Halifax while Ken Medford was on training at HMCS Stadacona

 

           

 

In photo 2, Ken Medford is in the left column, 4th from the front (beside the officer)

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Soccer Team at HMCS Stadacona

Crow's Nest newspaper - Jul 1944

Unknown sailors in front of the Seamanship Division at HMCS Stadacona 1949

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

Gordon Broster (right) other sailors unknown, by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS Stadacona 1949

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

Gordon Broster (middle) other sailors unknown, by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS Stadacona 1949

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

Gordon Broster by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS Stadacona 1949

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

TAS Soccer Team at HMCS Stadacona - 1958

Courtesy of Gordon Stewart

Newspaper article on HMCS Stadacona beating HMCS Cornwallis to win the Tri-Service Basketball Championship

Halifax Mail Star 18 Dec 1961

Researched by / Courtesy of George Newbury

 

Course Photos

 

 

Montreal Division at HMCS Stadacona, Halifax, for basic training, Jan 1941

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

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(1) MacAffery, Jim  (2) Bell  (3) Allen  (4) Jackson, E.  (5) Jimy Tompson  (6) Brebner  (7) Adams  (8) Lawrence, Bob

 

(9) Peters, Wally  (10) Steward  (11) Moore, G.  (12) Leduc  (13) Base, Lt  (14) Bearn  (15) Lavery, Gerald  (16) McAll  (17) Guerard, J.L. 

 

(18) Atchison  (19) Moore

 

(20) Parker  (21) Moor, R.  (22) Wright, Ed  (23) Page  (24) Sloan  (25) Wilkinson, PO  (26) Bulnes, Frank George  (27) Medford, Ken  (28) Grimes, D. (29) Harvey  (30) Richardson

 

(31) McGovern, Jim  (32) Hearn, George  (33) Curry  (34) Barth, Stewart  (35) Forrest, Allan  (36) Dougal  (37) Benoit, Francis Gerald (Frank)  (38) O'Riley  (39) McDonald, Jim  (40) Weldon  (41) Brewer  (42) Mortimore  (43) Seguin, R.

 

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M.T.E. Class 37, HMCS Stadacona, 25 Feb 1943

From the collection of Archibald William "Archie" Dowling, RCN

Courtesy of Bill Cummins

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M.T.E. Class 38, HMCS Stadacona, 12 Mar 1943

From the collection of George Anderson

Courtesy of Shannon Regan

 

(20) Anderson, George

 


 

 

M.T.E. Class 63, HMCS Stadacona, 24 Nov 1943

Courtesy of Roderick Finley

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(1) Watson, Frederick Mckay  (2) Sutcliffe, SPO  (3) Thurber, Lt  (4) L'esperance  (5) Maddon

 

(6) Turrib  (7) Hawkins  (8) Mitchel  (9) Gordon  (10) Thomas  (11) Bramley

 

(12) Mortimer  (13) Eldred  (14) Chaplin  (15) Delayer  (16) Finley  (17) Shepard  (18) Goddard

 

(19) Murdock  (20) Shea  (21) Gulock  (22) Gray  (23) Hancock  (24) Ban

 

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Gunnery course photo - believed to be taken at HMCS Stadacona

 

John (Terry) Bindley from row, 2nd from right

 

Names on back of photo:  Bernie Hubbard, Kelowna, BC; S. Harst; Roger L. Bertoia, Cranbrook, BC; F.H. Allingham, Oyama, BC; J.G. DeBolt, Gleichen, Alta

 

Courtesy of Michale Brode

 


 

 

M.T.E. Class 117, HMCS Stadacona 22 Feb 1945

From the collection of Herbert Edward Dowling, RCN

Courtesy of Bill Cummins

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LTO(L) Class - 14 Mar 1945

HMC Torpedo School, Halfiax

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(1) Williams, W.R.  (2) Dool, T.L.  (3) Spencer, R.W.  (4) Greenslade, E.W.  (5) Wahamra, A.L.  (6) Jones, T.

(7) Robinson, W.  (8) Smith, W.  (9) Birch, CPO  (10) Anderson, CPO  (11) Chamard, P.  (12) Smith, E.M.

(13) Watson, Lloyd H.  (14) Tough, D.L.  (15) Clark, E.W.  (16) Williams, D.R.  (17) Pahrywka, J.  (18) Paterson, H.R.

 


 

 

Radar Plotter 2 Course, HMCS Stadacona - 1951-1952

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

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(11) Broster, G.A. (Art)

 


 

 

Instructional Technique Course #A-62, HMCS Stadacona - 1959

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

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(1) Hutchins, CPO, Instructor  (2) Williams, Lt, Course Officer  (3) Fowler, Cdr, Command Education  (4) Picard, LCdr, OIC School  (5) Moulson, CPO, Instructor

 

(6) Pare, PO  (7) Swinemar, CPO  (8) Perrier, CPO  (9) Renshaw, CPO  (10) Thompson, CPO  (11) Ruymar, CPO  (12) Broster, PO  (13) Weeds, PO


 

 

Radar Plotter Course RP 402 - 20 May 1961 - May 1963

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

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(1) McKe?rne  (2) unknown  (3) unknown  (4) Broster, G.A.  (5) Unknown  (6) Davis  (7) Ross  (8) Grimard  (9) Gardiner  (10) unknown  (11) MacBain  (12) Stack  (13) Mitchell  (14) Millen  (15) Spence  (16) unknown  (17) Coster

 


 

Electrical Trade Group 3 Course - 26 Jan 1970 - 28 Jun 1970

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

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(1) Cox, Michael Cox  (2) Yeo, Dave  (3) Laur, Neil  (4) Longley, Jim  (5) Oke, Bob  (6) Whalen, Dave  (7) Hall, Reid  (8) Unknown  (9) Turnbull, Glenn  (10) Lane, Rex  (11) Jajraj, Joe  (12) Harrietha, Mike

 


 

 

Signalman PL4 Course 7201, CFFS Halifax

Courtesy of Richard Larcheveque

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(1) Larcheveque, ABSG2, HMCS Skeena  (2) Lussier, ABSG2, HMCS Nipigon  (3) Bernier, ABSG2, HMCS Saskatchewan  (4) Hummell, ABSG2, HMCS Annapolis  (5) Ralph, ABSG2, HMCS Nipigon  (6) Robb, ABSG2, HMCS Saguenay  (7) March, ABSG2, HMCS Nipigon

 


 

 

Network Analysis Course 7201, CF School of Management - 14 Feb1972 - 25 Feb 1972

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

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(1) Brimble, Ron, Capt (S)  (2) Barber, John, LCdr (USN)  (3) Fowloe, F., LCol (S), Cmdt  (4) Desjardins, Gaston, Lt (L)

 

(5) Czop, David, Lt (L)  (6) Golemier, John, Capt (L)  (7) Desrochers, Paul, Sgt (A)  (8) Stewart, Daniel, Mr.  (9) Gouthro, Thomas, WO (L)  (10) Lévesque, Rodrigue, Capt (A)

 

(11) Hemming, Ralph, Mr.  (12) Thompson, Glynn, MWO (S)  (13) Thompson, Lloyd, Capt (A)  (14) Meek, Eric, Capt (A)  (15) Ford, Bill, Capt (A)  (16) Jorgensen, Hans, WO (L)  (17) Motteram, Ron, Sgt (L)

 

Missing, Browster, Art, MWO (S)  &  Finch, Bill, Sgt (L)

 


 

 

Electrical Trade Group 3 Course 7402 - 07 Oct 1974 - 20 Mar 1975

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

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(1) Biloski, Cpl  (2) Dunwoody, Cpl  (3) Lucas, Cpl  (4) Latour,Cpl  (5) Scott, Cpl  (6) Friars, Cpl  (7) Berger, Cpl  (8) Van Rooyen, Cpl  (9) Pease, Cpl  (10) McKearney, Cpl  (11) Johnson, Cpl

 


 

 

JLC Course, Green Platoon, CFB Halifax, 1974

From the collection of Edwin Diplock

Courtesy of Joyce Diplock

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(7) MacIntosh, John, MS  (10) Black, Brian, MS  (11) Gardiner, Gus, MS  (12) Diplock, Ed, MS

 


 

 

1977 Electrical Trade Group 4 Course (01 & 02)

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

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(1)  Keddie, Lorne, PO2  (2) Tighe, Gil, PO2  (3) Beaulieu, Andy, PO2  (4) Harrietha, Mike, PO2  (5) MacKenzie, Bob, PO2

 

(6) Dunn, George, PO2  (7) Weltz, Stanley, PO2  (8) Croucher, Sam, PO2  (9) Meloche, Terry, PO2  (10) L'Heureux, Pete, PO2  (11) Coffey, Brent, PO2  (12) MacDonald, Joe, PO2

 


 

 

1985 Electrical TQ6B Course

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

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(1) Doward, Len  (2) Pease, Greg  (3) Fantinato, Rudy  (4) Walsh, Mike  (5) Murray, Bob  (6) St. Pierre, Jean

 

(7) Ayotte, Rick  (8) Weatherhead, Bob  (9) Burke, Roger  (10) Hall, Bob  (11) Smith, Henry  (12) Berger, Pete  (13) Bonnah, Mike

 

 

 

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