Archive #9
June 20, 2004 to Oct 15, 2004

Name: David Stevenson

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Comments: I was surfing. the Royal naval webs and hit the R.C.N. site , I am impressed , I served in th R.N. from 42--57, at present I am the President of Ex Royalnavalmens Assoc New Zealand Tauranga branch , we have a very active branch, no Canucks , mostly ex RNZN hope to get in contact my Off. Number D/JX 581341, would be glad of word from any old ships

Friday, October 15th 2004 - 10:11:12 PM

Name: Bill Croshaw

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Comments: Greetings from the Ottawa Valley. I just looked in to see what was new. If anyone is interested in pins the Esquimalt Museum has a good collection of ships crests on lapel pins and their mail service is excellent and prices reasonable. I am using the SIOUX pin as a tie pin and it looks great. I used the LINKS box on the left to find their site.

Up Spirits.

Wednesday, October 13th 2004 - 08:46:12 PM

Name: Richard E Mott

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Comments: Was in 11 mess on Sioux 1959 1960 would like to hear from anyone who was on her then I was in the storm off the Azores in November 1959

Friday, October 8th 2004 - 04:26:13 PM

Name: Barry Robinson

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Comments: I was in cornwallis. I was in mic mac div. Have some pictures of some of the fellows that travelled from calgary east with me. such along time ago! I THINK it was 56-58?? Barry

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 - 08:57:07 PM

Name: Lt. R. Helps CD

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Comments: What a great site you have going here..Bravo Zulu! (sorry, I am in Blue). My dad, Elgin, served at Shearwater and on the Bonnie up to '60. My uncle Mac Stevens served on Maggie and Bonnie, stationed Shearwater. Cheers

Monday, September 27th 2004 - 07:54:48 PM

Name: Hart Watt

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Comments: ABTD1, HMCS Nootka '59-'62, HMCS Loon '62-63 my father Bill Watt was part of the crew of the Haida 1943to 1945.

Monday, September 27th 2004 - 11:54:26 AM

Name: Normand Morin

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Comments: Congratulations for having developped such a nice and complete site. Best regards to my former shipmates on the Micmac (1953-55) and Kootenay (1958-60).

Friday, September 24th 2004 - 06:26:12 PM

Name: Maurice "Boots" Boutin


Comments: LSAA3 ;Maggie" 1949- 1950 1951 (European Cruise) 1952 Quebec (UGANDA) 1953 Maggie (Spithead) Best time of my life

Tuesday, September 21st 2004 - 05:49:37 PM

Name: Maurice Sabourin ABFC1

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Comments: Cornwallis, Terra Nova Division 2/58, H.M.C.S. Naden, H.M.C.S. Fraser March 1959 to April 1963 Would love to meet old shipmates, if so please email me!

Sunday, September 19th 2004 - 07:39:50 PM

Name: Don James

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Comments: I just found the site I was in from 1956 to 1961

Thursday, September 16th 2004 - 08:12:36 PM

Name: Norman Cochrane

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Comments: Super web site. Margaree Division 2/65 Shearwater HMCS Bonaventure

Friday, September 10th 2004 - 06:45:03 PM

Name: Dan Sutherland

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Comments: sorry, no homepage. entered into service April 1964 and honourably discharged July 1972 as an L/S

Friday, September 10th 2004 - 04:52:45 PM

Name: Louis Peressini

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Comments: Very well done

Friday, September 10th 2004 - 12:34:25 PM

Name: ABRM1 Malcolm Callan

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Comments: Served in RCN on Victoriaville and St. Croix, 1959-1962. Some of best years of my life, certainly best friends. Too bad we lose touch so easily. If any of you are out there, I live in Arlington, Washington state, my no. is in the book. Would love to hear from Broughton, Peard, LaRiviere and on and on.

Wednesday, September 8th 2004 - 01:25:15 PM

Name: R. Dorne Cornish

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Comments: Joined RCN October 20, 1952 at HMCS Chippewa in Winnipeg. After basic training returned to HMCS Cornwallis for Comm. School. Then to the West Coast (Yacht Club). I served on the Sioux for 2-3 months and then was transfered to HMCS Crusader on station in the Far East (My first trip overseas was by TCA!) Returned to Esquimalt Sept. 3/54 and went to the Communications Center in Dockyard for a year or so and then on to HMCS Jonquiere. Made another trip to the Far East in early 1957, then to Naden for my trade group 2 course. Was discharged in Sept. of 1957 as LSCR2.

Saturday, September 4th 2004 - 02:51:15 PM

Name: Teri Cyr

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Comments: i went to Cornwassis in 1991 I loved it there and i meet all kinds of new friends .. and we still write and see each other

Thursday, September 2nd 2004 - 01:13:12 PM

Name: Casey Hoogveld

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Monday, August 30th 2004 - 11:58:18 PM

Name: Bill Orgar

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Comments: Ships served on from 54 to 74 Quebec, Lauzon,Micmac,Fundy,Cape Scott,Cape Breton,Sioux,Saguenay also two years at the damage control school.

Saturday, August 28th 2004 - 12:06:36 PM

Name: Gary Willis

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Comments: would like to hear from anyone from ottawa division 1/62.Especially a guy from Wawa ont that we picked up in sault ste marie on the way to north bay to sign up.Also anyone served on H.M.C.S Haida 62 to paying off.thank you ABNS G.WILLIS (RET)

Wednesday, August 18th 2004 - 08:08:41 PM

Name: Pat Vincent

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Comments: I'm signing for my Dad, he was on The Sioux and the Ontario. He was in the Korean conflict I'm not sure which ship he was on in Korean. He was a leading seaman, and a Radio Operator. His brother Dennis Vincent was also on the same ship at one time. My Dad's health is failing and his short term memory is gone I expect he will be in his Navy days soon so I wanted to research a bit so we can talk about those days. Your site has been very helpful. I have even seen some of the crew pictures in my Dad's collection. His name is Edward Vincent he would go by "Ed" or "Ted". Thank for the information.

Saturday, August 14th 2004 - 04:53:15 PM

Name: Don Bennett

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Comments: Thanks for the great Sioux pictures. Don Bennett P2ER Sioux 1961-63

Tuesday, August 10th 2004 - 06:55:42 PM

Name: Art Fallas

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Comments: Great site. I'm of a later generation 1969-1981. Served on Hmcs Annapolis ('70-'73), commissioned Hmcs Algonquin ('73-'76) and sailed on the sandy west coast on Hmcs Yukon ('78-'80). Went back to civvy street in 1981. I've a;ways looked back on the navy as the best years of my life-and with 20/20 hind sight - shoulda stayed there. All the best - "Hands to muster for grog"

Monday, August 9th 2004 - 10:50:41 PM

Name: George Walton

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Comments: Margaree div 2/63 Still serving as Chief Yeoman of Signals Royal Fleet Auxillary

Sunday, August 8th 2004 - 11:52:24 AM

Name: Gordon Stewart LSTD2

E-mail address: gc.stewart@ns.sympatico

Comments: Have been trying to reach LS Doug Law seen his name on Lost Wingers .we served the same years 1955 1960 His email is not working or I may be too late ??? Any way if you are out there drop a line

Saturday, August 7th 2004 - 09:16:52 AM

Name: Andre J. Dumont

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Comments: The best years of my life HMCS CORNWALLIS Ottawa XVI Division May 1956 To Sept. 1956

Friday, August 6th 2004 - 11:11:13 PM

Name: John Thibault

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Comments: very enjoyable

Friday, August 6th 2004 - 07:55:19 AM

Name: Bill Mc Cambly

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Comments: A very enjoyable visit. Will be back. Great job.

Thursday, August 5th 2004 - 11:29:41 PM

Name: John Emrick

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Comments: Tom very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your wife and long time companion. Are thoughts are with you at "Under The Cat"... Best regards; John...

Tuesday, August 3rd 2004 - 06:37:52 PM

Name: Don Davidson ABAC1

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Comments: Served from Oct.1951 to Oct.1956 H.M.C.S. Shearwater H.M.C.S. Magnificent

Monday, August 2nd 2004 - 11:10:53 PM

Name: Jim McAlister

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Comments: Tom: After reading about Richard M. Steele being admitted to the Order of Canada for horticulture, have been trlying to find out if there is a connection with Wallaceburg. I went back to the item from the logbook of the turnover to the Belgian navy and find the name of a Commodore Steele. I think I may have had the wrong plants associated with him as the Begonia society did not know him. I was supposed to meet him in Digby but my contact disappeared at the end of the dinner and I missed out. Jim

Friday, July 30th 2004 - 05:42:08 PM

Name: Pierre Theriault

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Comments: Nice to see Sioux after all these years. I was aboard as an OJT OSRM1 for the Great Lakes cruise and remained until final resting place at Shearwater after the paying off parade. Long life to all who tread her decks.

Thursday, July 29th 2004 - 01:05:55 PM

Name: Gilbert G Scharamm (DR) (e) OPC

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Tuesday, July 27th 2004 - 11:33:47 PM

Name: Debbi Wilson

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Comments: I'm trying to locate A/B Cleaver. He was a cook at Cornwallis Naval Base in 1955. In June of '55 he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Weymouth along with civilian employee (waitress) Eleanor LeBlanc. Anyone who knew either of these please contact me.

Monday, July 26th 2004 - 04:05:42 PM

Name: Bill Leaman

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Comments: Enlistd RCN May 5 1966 in Vancouver HMCS Cornwallis till Sept 66, HMCS Naden Sept 66 to Feb 67 Gun Race Team training, Feb 67 to Oct 67 "Tattoo 67" Naval Gun Race Team, Oct 67 to Feb 68 Naden again, Feb to May 67 HMCS Columbia, May 71 June 71 HMCS St Croix. June 71 to August 74 HMCS Shelburne. LSSN 2 Looking to connect with Gun Race Guys from the 67 Tattoo or St Croix guys from 68 -71 or Shelburne from 71-74

Friday, July 23rd 2004 - 03:29:22 PM

Name: Pierre Le Fèvre

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Comments: Dear Sir, My father was an officer in the RCN. As many of the servicemen I have met, he was reluctant to discuss the war. Stories of cheer in London or Halifax were fine. However, the actual war remained taboo except for one or two tearful reminiscences. To his death the RCN years were his proudest. My father passed away many years ago and I sometimes look for bits of information that bring him back to me. I understand from a website I visited you served on the Lanark. He kept a picture of the Lanark. My father's name was Fernand Le Fèvre. I would appreciate any memory. Pierre Le Fèvre

Wednesday, July 21st 2004 - 03:35:02 PM

Name: Chris McArdle

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Comments: I enjoyed browsing thru your book. I joined in Nov 1951as a Seaman and qualified as Radar Plotter in Mar 53 served in Sioux Mar 53 - Aug 54. We must have been there at the same time. I served in a number of ships I retired in Dec 79 . I was the Senior RP in Qu'Appelle (1969) was commissioned and retired as Lieutenant(N) Thanks again for the website I'll be back

Tuesday, July 13th 2004 - 10:51:43 PM

Name: Bob Stevenson

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Comments: Served from 03/1958 to 02/1963 HMCS Shearwater and Aboard HMCS Bonaventure with VS880 / VS881 as Air Fitter

Monday, July 12th 2004 - 05:12:27 PM

Name: Kyle Scott

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Comments: good site, not so sad to say I am not navy(never had the stomach) I am army currently with 1 combat engineer regiment, yes thats right a dirty sapper! My father was Leading Seaman Brian Scott (SIG SEA) from what I know he mostlyy served on the gatineau until posted to saskatoon in 1975 but if anyone knows of him please email me at the above address I am heading overseas in a few weeks so anything you have would be greatly appreciated, not much for the calm seas, but may your bridges hold strong and your charges never fail....CHIMO!

Monday, July 12th 2004 - 04:57:49 AM

Name: CPO Kenneth W. Smith MMM,CD

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Comments: I've enjoyed the pages and run across a few old wingers I must E-mail. Keep up the good work, enjoyable ken

Sunday, July 11th 2004 - 06:14:52 PM

Name: Ralph L. Bowerman

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Comments: I was in basic training at Cornwallis for 6 months in 1954-55, but due to family problems I was given an honorable compassionate discharge to go back and straighten out my troubles. I was in the Iraquais (sorrry about the spelling)and Haida divisions during my service. I have to admit, I wasn't a very good sailor, but I tried with all my might to make it, failing in the attempt. If the problems had not come up I'm sure I would have been I fine Communication Suplimentary Sailor (Probably in Churchill with the polar bears for 6 years). Oh well, I went on the work as a telegrapher on the CPR and GN railroads, and after being drafted into the US Army, I spent 23 years with transporation and the Band field. If anyone remembers the Bowerman who became notorious for developing the largest pair of testicles in the Navy (had a severe rupture during parade square training), please send me an e-mail and I will answer poste haste. Thanks.

Monday, July 5th 2004 - 05:42:07 PM

Name: Don Spiece

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Comments: RCN 1964 to 1974.

Saturday, July 3rd 2004 - 10:22:40 PM

Name: Bill Dermedy

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Comments: I thank you very much for having this site. I am ex R.C.N. and have been trying desperatly to find wingers from Assiniboine Division 66 and past members of the Gun Run from the 67 Tattoo. Also would love to hear from anyone who was on the blue train in the Tattoo as we had a blast and it would be interesting to see how many of us are still around.Thank you from an old Fire Controlman who still has many fond memories.I would love to get hold of Jim Robertson who was our Cornwallis and Sonny McClean, Bugs Palmeter etc. etc.---calm seas to everyone--- Bill

Thursday, June 24th 2004 - 01:45:50 AM

Name: Ian MacQueen PO2

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Comments: Great site and wonderful to see people from different eras keeping the faith. Well done

Wednesday, June 23rd 2004 - 10:35:30 PM

Name: Ken Campbell

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Comments: Great Site! Will you allow a “Saturday night sailor” here? I was in the RCNR from 1950 to 1965 and served full time on a number of occasions as a “bunting tosser”(Communications Visual for those who have forgotten). I served in HMCS Sioux under CMDR Haddon, (a great guy) in late 1952. While on 14 days stoppers, I wanted a bit of privacy and got caught with my girlfriend in the message centre (a definite no-no) and ended up with a disciplinary draft to HMCS Ontario. (ouch!) No real security threat as the girl friend had clearance to secret because she worked for the RCMP, (whew!) otherwise I would likely have ended up in detention! Today, although retired, I operate an occasional “Train the Trainer” program thanks to a great Instructional Techniques course in HMCS Naden in August 1963. Also served in HMCS Cape Scott; HMCS Stadacona, and in HMCS Huron during the Cuban crisis. Final rank was P1CVx5. I now reside in Winnipeg.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 06:32:07 PM

Name: Bill Reedyk

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Comments: Very interesting website.I was surprised to see your "on parade" picture on your site. I am the fourth guy behind PO Williamson. This was taken the summer of 1955,and was Niobe4 division. From there I went to Esquimalt, and served n the Ste Terese,the BIG O, and the Ottawa.I got my discharge in Naden April 1960. Keep up the good work

Sunday, June 20th 2004 - 12:38:58 PM

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