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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

Lieutenant Commander Cornelius Burke

Another notable character in the Canadian Navy's history was Lieutenant Commander Cornelius Burke of Vancouver. During WWII the Royal Canadian Navy's Coastal Forces, equipped with Motor Torpedo and Gun Boats (MTBs and MGBs), fought many fierce actions at close range with enemy forces in the Adriatic, Mediterranean, North Sea and English Channel. "Corny" Burke was one of a daring band of Canadians who "Answered the Call" in the MTB Flotillas of WWII.

Listen to a short audio vignette by radio personality Nick Vandergragt on the exploits of Lieutenant Commander Cornelius Burke 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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