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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

GLOUCESTER

HMCS / HMC NRS / CFS

Former No. 1 Station, HMCS BYTOWN (1943)

 

Divisions at HMCS Gloucester, date unknown

From the collection of D.S.K. Blackmore

Source: Jerry Proc's Communications website

 

HMCS Gloucester was an HFDF station near Ottawa, Ontario. One of her roles was the radio detection and location of German U-boats. Opened in 1943 as No. 1 Station HMCS Bytown, it was re-named HMC NRS Gloucester in 1950, then HMCS Gloucester later the same year.  In 1966 the station was re-named CFS Gloucester.  It was closed in 1972. During its years of operation, HMCS Gloucester was the training base for Radioman Special/Comm Rsch 291.

 

Photos and Documents (below)

 

     

 

(1) Accommodations Bldg at HMCS Gloucester   (2) Administration/training building on the left, Operations building on the right   (3) Wardroom / Chief and P.O.'s Mess

 

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

Naval Fire Service, HMCS Gloucester (1966)

 

"This was the pumper truck that we had at Gloucester - the duty watch provided the crew for the pumper - everyone had a position assigned to them. We would all wait for the pipe "for exercise only, for duty watch only, exercise fire stations at .......". My job was to separate the hose that had been laid out from the hydrant and attach it to the pump. This exercise always took place anytime after 1600 hrs Monday to Friday (end of classes) or anytime at all on the weekends."

 

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

Travel Orders for OS Sedgwick and OS Chabot from HMCS Cornwallis to HMCS Gloucester - Nov 1965

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

Leave Form - Christmas Leave - OS Sedgwick, 23-28 Dec 1965 - HMCS Gloucester

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

HMCS Gloucester Weekly Menu for the week ending 13 Mar 1966

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

Bingo Control System, HMCS Gloucester, Supply Officer's Temporary Memorandum 1.66 - dated 16 Mar 1966

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

HMCS Gloucester weekly sports scheduled dated 25 Mar 1966

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

 

Battle of the Atlantic Sunday pamphlet - 01 May 1966 - HMCS Gloucester

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

Request for Leave- OS Sedgwick - 29 Jul 1966 - HMCS Gloucester

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

Request for Overnight Leave - OS Sedgwick - 16 Aug 1966 - HMCS Gloucester

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

 

Jim Sedgwick's station card for HMCS Gloucester

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

 

Chief and Petty Officers' Mess - Special Duty Messmen - HMCS Gloucester

Duties and Responsibilities

 

      Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

Radioman Special RS1210 Graduating Class 1966  HMCS Gloucester

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

 

Jim Sedgwick - 2nd row, 3rd from left

 

 

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