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Canadian Naval Centennial 2010

First 100 years of the Navy

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Centennial Vignettes:

Admiral Kingsmill and the founding of the Canadian Navy

Canada's first submarines

Lieutenant Rowland Bourke, VC

VAdm DeWolfe and HMCS HAIDA

Lt Cdr Cornelius Burke MTB skipper

Lt Cdr Fuller
"Pirate of the Adriatic"

Lts Atherton and Hearns HMCS CHILLIWACK

Stoker Robert Powers

Lt Robert Hampton Gray

Okanagan based Naval biographies:

Rear Admiral Richard Leir

Captain Clarence King

Robert Hadgraft, OMMS

Centennial Virtual Sailpast:

1910 -1920

1920-1939

1939-1945

Okanagan Naval Namesake Ships:

HMCS KELOWNA

HMCS KALAMALKA (Vernon)

HMCS OKANAGAN

Canadian Naval Centennial Links

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANSWERING THE CALL!

A CENTURY OF CANADIAN NAVAL HEROES:
STORIES OF ORDINARY CANADIANS DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

VICE-ADMIRAL Harry DeWolfe

Of the many hundreds of thousands of Canadian men and women who have "Answered the Call" with service in the Canadian Navy since its inception there are many notable characters with remarkable stories. One of these characters was Vice-Admiral Harry George DeWolfe, known as "Hard Over Harry", whose naval career was full of dramatic events. The most decorated officer in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, his experiences are the stuff of naval legend and lore. His most famous command, HMCS HAIDA, remains to this day a symbol of the courage,determination and skill of Canadian sailors in the epic sea battles of the Second World War.

Tribal Class destroyer gun crews and main gun batteries firing
HMCS HAIDA
Listen to a short audio vignette by radio personality Nick Vandergragt on Vice-Admiral DeWolfe's exploits as the Captain of HMCS HAIDA in action during WWII

 

"Answering the Call" is the idea of CFRA Ottawa radio personality Nick Vandergragt. Nick believes that Canadians should hear the stories of the thousands of Canadian men and women who have served in our Navy, Army and Air Force as these are compelling parts of our national heritage.

For more information on the Canadian Naval Centennial visit:

www.canadiannavy100.forces.gc.ca

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