Archive #10


Name: Robert "Bob" Hutton

E-mail address: mangrove04@yahoo.ca

Comments: Interesting site. I too joined the navy at 17 HMCS Star,Queen,Cornwallis,Naden,Skeena,Assiniboine,James Bary, Magnificent (briefly),Stadacona. then went to the Air Force retiring in 1978. Later I was militia and wound up my military association two years ago as the Comptroller HMCS Quadra (Lt(N)). Keep up the good work.

Wednesday, January 19th 2005 - 01:08:37 PM

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Name: Karl(Specs)Reiter

E-mail address: kreiter@hal-pc.org

Comments: Hi Tom,

I was just looking at the photo of your RP3 course,and noted a matelot named Candelline.Is he Noble Candelline,fromWinnipeg? If so,he's an old buddy of mine from the same neighborhood in Winnipeg.

Best regards.

Karl(Specs) Reiter,ex-ABNS1,8047-E

Monday, January 17th 2005 - 09:28:47 PM

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Name: John Burnett

E-mail address: jb45855@aol.com

Comments: Cornwallis, Saguenay 1/59

Apprentice, HMCS Naden

HMCS Fraser

HMCS Assiniboine

HMCS Saskatchewan (Commisioned her, P2ER3a

HMCS St. Therese

Monday, January 17th 2005 - 05:55:21 PM

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Name: Alan Parkin

E-mail address: parkinalan@hotmail.com

Comments: Nice site. Don't think we ever crossed paths, except for courses I was always on the West Coast. Retired in 1971 as C2RM. Have lived in Abbotsford BC since about 1969. Presently am President of the Fraser Valley Chief & Petty Officer's Association. 67 members strong and meet monthly on the second Sunday of the Month. Keep up the good work!!

Saturday, January 15th 2005 - 06:38:49 PM

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Name: Richard (Dickie) Crowell

E-mail address: rcrow@eastlink.ca

Comments: Found this site by accident...and what a delightful find it is! At 17 joined RCN in '64 - Gatineau 1/64 - RS Rate that quickly changed to Met Rate once a re-entry clued me in as to where RS Rates served. Thereafter, RCNAS AW; BONNIE, YUKON, DOCKYARD FLAG; Cold Lake; ALGONQUIN; PRESERVER; Winnipeg; SEA TRAINING Halifax; and out as a C1 in '89 because I refused to wear an air force uniform. Same day joined Naval Reserve in SCOTIAN (in navy blue!)and AdminO at DC Div. then civie OpsO in Chart Depot(HSO)Dockyard, retired as Superintendent HSO in '92...who would have ever thunk it! Not finished yet...after nearly 41 years I am still in uniform serving as XO RCSCC UNICORN in Barrington, NS. Love to hear from anyone and would really love to get in touch with anyone from Gatineau 1/64 - "P1BN4 Bannister's Galloping Gatineaus."

Wednesday, January 12th 2005 - 09:34:12 AM

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Name: Phil Scordino

E-mail address: mekanico@sympatico.ca

Comments: Hi

Just found your great website. I served aboard the Bonaventure as a stoker from 1960 to 1963. Bunked in mess 14. Nice to see what former shipmates are doing now. Looking forward to the Bonnie reunion in July 2005.

Sunday, January 9th 2005 - 02:13:26 PM

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Name: Bruce Craigie

E-mail address: bcraigie@shaw.ca

Comments: Served 1952 to 1977.Joined in Nonsuch Edmonton.Served in Ontario (Coronation)(Austrailia 54), James Bay, Assiniboine, St Laurent, St Croix, New Waterford, Jonquiere, Sea Training Pacific, Squadron Commander Staff Desron 2, Naden, Chippawa, Patriot, Cornwallis, Stadacona, Venture

Crescent Division Cornwallis Feb - June 1952. Comm School Cornwallis CV56 Aug 1952 February 1953. Glad to hear from any former wingers. I now live in Nanaimo BC. February 27th 2005 is Navy Days at Qualicum Beach Legion.

Thursday, January 6th 2005 - 11:47:17 PM

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Name: HAROLD ALAN DARLING

E-mail address: happytrails@sympatico.ca

Comments: i got out in 1969 was a naval stores leading seaman official # 224 450 593 camne over from the r.n. and did basic training at cornwallis. and went to stadacona and worked in the dockyard for awhile then went to sea on the terra nova. went to eng ,ire.scot,den,nor. back to halifax. then the carribean. had a ball and got payed for it. i am wondering if there any kind of medal i am eligable for?? can you help me out. any thing i can put on my legion blazer... i also did 5 yrs in the royal navy. what can you help me with.please let me know... i was told just the other day that i may be eligable for some kind of medal just for being in.... hope to here form you soon... leading seaman al darling.. p.s. i was the one who issued the tots.....

Tuesday, January 4th 2005 - 01:53:13 AM

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Name: RICHARD F. CAHILL

E-mail address: rfcahill@porchlight.ca

Comments: I SERVED FROM 1965-1969 UNDER COMMANDER FULTON AND HUGHES/

AS A SHIPRIGHT-CHIEF PETTY OFFICER BELL ON THE HMCS GATINEAU . PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER INFO ON THIS PERIOD OF TIME,

THANK YOU , RICK CAHILL

Monday, January 3rd 2005 - 04:56:19 PM

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Name: Terrill (Terry) Thompson

E-mail address: scamper1@nb.sympatico.ca

Comments: Just found your wonderful site this morning. Served with RCN from 1962 to 1967 and CAF (Air) from 1967 to 1976. First sea duty was on Cap De La Madeleine, then St Laurent and finished on the Granby. Looking for any old shipmates and especially those who worked as radiomen.

Sunday, January 2nd 2005 - 12:16:59 PM

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Name: Ed Robinson

E-mail address: ed@edrobinson.com

Homepage URL: http://www.EdRobinson.com

Comments: What a wonderful job you have done on your web site for your Naval and Air Force years. I thoroughly enoyed the tour. I served on HMCS Haida from 1960 to 1963 with the Cuban Missile Crisis being our most exciting time. If you'd care to see some of the pics of Haida's big day of going from Ontario Place to Hamilton, please go to my web site page here http://www.edrobinson.com/haida/haida.html ... All the very best to you. Ed Robinson

Sunday, January 2nd 2005 - 08:02:29 AM

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Name: John Emrick

E-mail address: jemrick@sympatico.ca

Homepage URL: http://www.underthecat.com

Comments: All the best over the Holiday season Tom. I wish you a prosperous New Year, and keep up the good work on your great Naval site...

Tuesday, December 28th 2004 - 09:36:20 PM

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Name: Robert (Bob) G. Arms

E-mail address: treabora@hotmail.com

Comments: enlisted in RCN april 1952 - march 1957. 16171E

served on HMCS SIOUX July 1954 to Oct. 1955, served on last trip to Korea. LSTD1...(TAS) now living in winnpeg

Sunday, December 26th 2004 - 06:23:38 PM

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Name: Douglas Moore

E-mail address: cornwallismuseum@yahoo.com

Homepage URL: http://www.cornwallismuseum.ca

Comments: Ahoy Tom,

I am trying to find a navy webpage that displays a lighthouse - I believe to my recollection it may have had something to do with naval air - could you help me out

Have a great navy day

Sunday, December 19th 2004 - 09:40:22 PM

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Name: james gignac

E-mail address: james.gignac@sympatico.ca

Comments: saguenay 1/63 lm et 63 to 74

Wednesday, December 15th 2004 - 12:43:50 PM

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Name: John (Jack) Starrett

E-mail address: annastarrett@bluecrow.com

Comments: LSRP2 Starrett, in Iroquis Division 1952 Cornwallis, sailed on Maggie, Sault Ste. Marie, Ste. Therese, Comox, Jonquire.

Living in Surrey, B.C.

Tuesday, December 14th 2004 - 11:47:35 AM

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Name: Sam Morris

E-mail address: sandl@accesswave.ca

Comments: Enjoyed browsing your site.

I was in "Iroquois" Division (Nov '53 to Spring '54)during new entry training in HMCS Cornwallis. I'm looking for a Division Graduation photo. Our Divisional Officer was Lt. Copas and our Divisional Chief was CPO Reg Player. A few members that I remember are: Tom Chalmers, Stew Lingard, "Duke" McAphee (a great hockey player) Jim Benson, "Soupy" (from Hamilton, Ont) and "Thread-Thread" (from the Praries.)

Thanks, I hope someone out there has a copy of the photo.

Sam Morris.

Saturday, December 11th 2004 - 10:50:16 AM

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Name: James K. Moore P1SH

Saturday, December 11th 2004 - 06:54:28 AM

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Name: Lloyd McIntee

E-mail address: lfm@nbnet.nb.ca

Comments: Does anyone have a picture of the grad class of Margaree 3-58 in Cornwallis, or know how to get one?

Friday, December 10th 2004 - 10:27:42 AM

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Name: chris mcardle

E-mail address: ccmcardle@aol.com

Comments: just checking in

Thanks

Chris

Thursday, December 9th 2004 - 12:26:46 AM

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Name: James (gordie) davis

E-mail address: gordied@unitz.ca

Comments: RCAF& CAF 651 Fire Fighter 1961to1991. Recognize a few names on this excellent site and I'm sure to be also recognized by a few.

Wednesday, November 24th 2004 - 12:23:31 PM

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Name: abqm terry murphy

E-mail address: tmurphy7@hotmail.com

Comments: joined 1954 hida divsion july at hmcs cornwallis drafted to hmcs maggie or club 21 in dec 54 sailed her right to portsmouth eng where we stripped her then of to belfast to take bonnie to slackers was there on maggie for un suez trip there when we sank tug in hfx harbour probley the only sailor ever arrested at the pyrmids in egypt . great sight you have

Wednesday, November 24th 2004 - 11:02:11 AM

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Name: Madaline Campbell

E-mail address: madalinecampbell@yahoo.com

Comments: Really love your site, it brings back many wonderful memories of when I grew up in Halifax. Keep up the good work.

Madaline

Tuesday, November 23rd 2004 - 07:12:13 AM

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Name: KARL H.REITER

E-mail address: kreiter@hal-pc.org

Comments: RCSCC '50(DRUMMER IN,THE BAND)HMCS CHIPPAWA

RCN(R)'51 ,transferred to RCN 9/52.

Cornwallis(Niagra Div.)

Naden,Supply School

Sault Ste.Marie

Crusader,then to Sussexvale

Disch. 9/57 ABNS1,8047-E

Nickname: "SPECS"

I now live in Houston ,Texas.I'd love to hear from my "old"wingeers

Sunday, November 21st 2004 - 09:21:33 PM

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Name: don walton

E-mail address: donandjeannette@rogers.com

Comments: Hello There

I have heard before that when a ship is first built and is given a name this name should never be changed when it changes hands between two countries.The question here did Canada not change the names of the submarines that were purchased from Britain.I saw a news article once about one of our ships during the second world war.The Cdn Naval chap that was being intervied stated that because of their ship having a name changed put a jinnks on it .He went on to say that ships should never change names that it is like i said earlier a jinnks.Is there any truth in this can you please answer that for me.

Thank You

Don Walton

Cdn Forces Retired

Saturday, November 20th 2004 - 06:36:07 PM

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Name: Mike Tynes

E-mail address: mtynes@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Great website. I was Divisional Captain Margaree DIVISION #1 62 HMCS Cornwallis. Also served on HMCS Gatineau 1962 - 1964 and later at Shearwater and Stadacona.

Friday, November 19th 2004 - 03:26:51 PM

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Name: Frank Short

E-mail address: frankjet@magma.ca

Comments: A very nice site,I joined the RCN in November 54 and

retired in Feb 79, I sailed on the Cayuga March 60 April 60,Terra Nova April 60 -Oct 61,Lanark Oct 61 Oct 62,Then spent the rest of my time on RS stations..My dad CPO1

Ed Short served on several ships, the last one being the Maggie, along with my uncle CPO1 Sam Short and my Brother Gerald Short who got out as a P2VS,I am trying to find Information on what ships my late father served on but not having much luck,I just happened on your site and it looks pretty good and might help me out a bit..I spent time in theSea Cadets in London Ont and played in the band and also attended Camp Ewing, and point Edward in Cape breton,

we were there at same time hamilton and St kitts were there and got to know a few of the guys, having hard time remembering the names right now..Anyway glad to see such a site..Thanks a lot..Frank

Monday, November 15th 2004 - 12:04:48 AM

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Name: Kathleen

E-mail address: carswell@telus.net

Comments: Hello.

My dad volunteered for WWII and served in the Navy from 1941-45 overseas. He was from Burnaby and the last ship he was on ,I believe, was the Prince Robert. I was wondering if there was anyone out there who may have known him? His name was Gordon Stanley Corbett.

Thank you.I enjoyed looking through the site.

Thank you to all who served-we will always remember.

Friday, November 12th 2004 - 11:45:10 AM

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Name: Dave Flye

E-mail address: deenmac@shaw.ca

Comments: Great site...was in from '66 to '71...in Cornwallis with Assiniboine 2/66...served on the Beaconhill/Skeena/Kootenay and Preserver. Was a fun time, but I don't miss the hangovers!

Thursday, November 11th 2004 - 11:05:24 PM

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Name: roger turcotte

E-mail address: rsturcotte@sympatico.ca

Homepage URL: http://msn

Comments: great site got here threw featherstones site i was in the gatneau divison cornwallis. 1964.march.later served on the gatneau as an electrian for two and half years would sure like to hear from mates who know me.later mates

Thursday, November 11th 2004 - 10:31:54 PM

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Name: Theodore Zipes

E-mail address: wd4aqx@earthlink.net

Comments: Served in the RCNR from Nov 64 to 69

Thursday, November 11th 2004 - 04:13:05 PM

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Name: Brian Bricknell

E-mail address: bricknell.bd@forces.gc.ca

Comments: Thanks for a great look back.

Petty Officer First Class Snr Sonar Operator (ASWD)

Brian Bricknell

HMCS OTTAWA FFH 341

Sunday, November 7th 2004 - 07:58:11 PM

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Name: Kim Shergold

E-mail address: moon_baby2@hotmail.com

Comments: THANK YOU BOOK FOR OUR VETERANS

Hi my name is Kim Shergold I live in Corbeil Ont. Canada. I decided awhile back that I wanted to do something for our Veterans, to show them that the Canadian Public and people across the world will never forget what they did to give us the freedom we enjoy today.

From that came the idea of asking the public to send me their THANK YOU LETTERS to our Veterans, to be compiled into a book of war sketches, poems for our Veterans , photo's and information of a Veteran you personally know. Personal stories from our Veterans and their families, also war bride stories.

I feel with the above combination it can only bring a better understanding for our Veterans to know we will never forget them, and for us through their stories to understand why we can never forget the sacrifices they made for us.

There are people who are rarely mentioned such as bandsman that brought some happiness even if for a short while. Nurses, Doctors, Medics, Journalist etc. I could go on for ever.

I hope with this book it may bring old friends together again, and help children(now adults) looking for information on Fathers they maybe never had the chance to get to know because they gave the ultimate sacrifice-their life.

For those who agree to help us on this journey I ask that you also send a letter giving us permission to use your article in our book.

Please pass this onto your family,friends and schools.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Yours Truly

Kim Shergold

One Proud Canadian

e-mail moon_baby2@hotmail.com

or

Kim Shergold

#3261

Corbeil Ont. Canada

POH - 1KO

THIS IS FOR ALL OUR VETERANS

First I would like to personally send you a HUGE THANK YOU for the freedom I enjoy today. I shudder to think what Canada would be like if it were not for our Veterans.

I know we can never repay you for the sacrifices you have made for us and are still doing till this day. Words can never really say how I feel in my heart about our Veterans.

On November 11th the tears of love and sorrow fall from Heaven above for those who have given their life and for those who still go through their own private hell.I can only hope as the years pass your pain lessens.

Next time you feel a raindrop touch your cheek, remember it is someone saying Thank You for the sacrifices you made for complete strangers.As you know their will always be rain and with each sparkling tiny drop that hit's the earth brings beauty & love for our Veterans. Raindrops will never stop neither will the remembrance for our Veterans. You are etched in our hearts forever.

By: Kim Shergold

Proud to be a Canadian

Tuesday, November 2nd 2004 - 10:12:06 PM

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Name: Dorne Cornish

E-mail address: lorraine_cornish@telus.net

Comments: Hi Tom: Great site! I'm looking for shipmates. Russell Wilson, signalman on HMCS Crusader (1954); Charles "Chuck Vennal, radio op. on Crusader (1954). Recently visited with Jack Starrett and had a great time talking about the "good old days."

Cheers.

Dorne

Monday, November 1st 2004 - 05:26:30 PM

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Name: John Peters

E-mail address: jrpco@earthlink.net

Comments: I served on the Frigate HMCS Cape Breton K350 In late 43 to late 45 as a azdex operator,would like hear from some old ship mates, I was 19 at the time, do the math.

Sunday, October 31st 2004 - 01:30:02 AM

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Name: david edwards

E-mail address: dedwards.6251@btopenworld.com

Comments: Hello out there. I'm looking for anyone who remembers my father, Herbert (Bert) Simpson Edwards rcn c2er4. He was originally from Accrington in Lancashire and served in the RN during WW2. He served in the RCN from 1954 until his death in 1963. He passed through Cornwallis and we lived in Lakefront Apartments in Dartmouth from 1954 to 1957. One of the ships he served on was HMCS Magnificent.

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 08:11:47 PM

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Name: Roy Pottery

E-mail address: roizemail@yahoo.com

Comments: Locate wingers ? I was a member of the HMCS Mackenzie, AB Radar Plotter / Diver. I am attempting to contact the Canaidian Naval Divers Association Pacific. My email comes back from their link on the CNDA Webpage. Great job with the website !

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 - 04:22:48 PM

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Name: B.E.(Bill) Featherstone, (aka Barney)

E-mail address: bfeatherstone@mts.net

Homepage URL: http://www.mckinlayfeatherstone.ca

Comments: Hi Tom...Just wanted to add my name to those of us old farts wishing you well mate.... and glad to see you back at the helm..

For those who may be interested, I've added a number of new photo's to "Bills Navy", HMCS Kootenay section,(Can be reached directly at above web site , or through Tom's "LINKS" to the left).

I had a small reunion with one of my old Kootenay mates, Ken Gribbons last month in Lindsay ON, (42 years). We have also linked up, (on line only) with Ken Wright, another Kootenay alumni from the '60 to '63 era. He has contributed most of the new photo's I posted...There's more of you lot out there, so lets hear from you...!!!

If we can't raise the old girl,(I think she's in 300ft of water of Mexico someplace)...lets raise Her spirit anyhow!

Cheers & Beers..

Barney, Ex LSSN/RA, RCN

Tuesday, October 19th 2004 - 04:30:38 PM

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Name: Ron Nesbitt

E-mail address: hoperene@aol.com

Comments: I have tried to reach Richard Mott at your email address but your mail comes back.Bill Croshaw i sent mail to last week.I was a stoker on the sioux part of 60&61.Around april of 60 i joined the sioux.Great site to find some one /so many years gone by.Also on the micmacin 1962.Hope to hear from you guys. Ron from Baltimore

Monday, October 18th 2004 - 06:55:18 PM

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