April 3, 1945


Naval Services-Awards for Gallantry Mention in Dispatches-Ratings-Con. Evans, Frank Stanley, Ldg. Signalman, R.C.N., 3909, Nanaimo, B.C., 2G December, 1944. Evans, William Thomas, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N. V.R.. V-45046, Toronto, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Kairnie, James Suttle, Ldg. Smn., R.C.N., 4091, Ottawa, Ont., 5 December, 1944. Faulkner, Richard Albert, E.R.A., 3/c R.C.N.R., A-4678, Owen Sound, Ont., 15 August, 1944. Fennell, Marcus Buller, Ldg. Signalman, R.C.N. V.IL, V-11682, Saskatoon, Sask., 1 January, 1945. Ferrier, Louis Rose, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N.Y.R., V-10S44, Regina, Sask., 24 October, 1944. Finch, John Ray, Leading Seaman, R.C.N., 3840, New Westminster, B.C., 15 August, 1944. Fleming, Alexander Hay, Chief Stoker, R.C.N.R., A-1354, Montreal, Que., 1 January, 1945. Fleming, Joseph Keith, E.R.A. 4/e R.C.N.V.R., V-55387, Malartic, P.Q., 8 June, 1944. Fletcher, Arlington George, A/Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N.R., A-1455, Toronto, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Fletcher, Robert John, Stoker 1/c, R.C.N.Y.R., V-6670, Ottawa, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Foley, A., Stoker Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-31892, Glace Bay, N.S., 3 October, 1944. Ford, James Thomas, Stoker Petty Officer, R.C.N.R., A-2796, Channel, Newfoundland, 14 November, 1944. Fortune, John Terrence Martin, A/Petty Officer H.S.D., V-15166, Prince Rupert, B.C., 4 July, 1944. Fox, John Hamilton, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-52123, Toronto, Ont., 27 February, 1945. French, Cyril John, Ldg. Smn., R.C.N.V.R., V-11558, Saskatoon, Sask., 14 November, 1944. Friest, Howard Kenneth, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-495G8, Riverside, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Fryer, James Nolan, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-5172, Montreal, Que., 3 October, 1944. Fuller, Bernard George, E.R.A. 3/c, R.C.N.V.R., V-1282G, Edmonton, Alta. (Winnipeg, Man.), 1 Januarv, 1945. Gander, G. I., Stoker I (M), R.C.N.V.R., V-45526, Blenheim, Ont., 3 October, 1944. Garand, Leo Robert Omer, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, R.C.N.V.R., Official Number V-53424, Dunrea, Man., 13 January, 1945. Gardiner, George, Electrical Artificer 2/c, R.C.N., 40814, Victoria, B.C., 1 January, 1945. Ger.rie, Francis Davis, A/Petty Officer (T.C.), R.C.N.R., A-4257, Owen Sound, Ont. (Toronto). 1 January, 1945. Gibson, William John, Leading Stoker, R.C.N.R., A-1495, Montreal East, P.Q., 1 January, 1945. Gosnell, Henry William (Posthumous), A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N., 2791, Saint John, N.B., 11 July, 1944. Grange, A. E., Petty Officer Cook (s), R.C.N.V.R., V-17386, Goderich, Out., 3 October, 1944. Grant, Ronald, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-4779, Norham, Out., 1 January, 1945. Grantham, William Hugh, Yeoman of Signals, R.C.N.V.R., V-9532, Winnipeg, Man., 14 November, 1944. Gray, David, A/Petty Officer (T), R.C.N.V.R., V-23092, Lachine, P.Q., 1 January, 1945. Green, Virgil, A/Ldg. Stoker, R.C.N.V.R., Y-54G09, Guelph, Ont., 8 June, 1944. Halliday, Ronald Laurence, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-38193, Vancouver, B.C., 20 December, 1944. Hanley, Daniel James, Leading Supply Assistant, R.C.N.V.R., V-2962, Saint John, N.B., 1 January, 1945. Hannivan, J. J., Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.E., V-39781, Mimico, Ont., 3 October, 1944. Harrietha, Michael Angelo, Sto. Petty Officer, R.C.N.R., A-4664, Passchendale, Cape Breton, N.S., 1 January, 1945. Harrison, William J., Petty Officer Tel., R.C.N.V.R., V-25129, Parrsboro, N.S., 14 November, 1944. Hatchwell, Norman James, Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-22410, Mount Dennis, Ont., I January, 1945. Haugen, Gerald Ludvig, Stoker Petty Officer. R.C.N.R., A-764, 10 Albro Lake Road, Dartmouth, N.S., 8 June, 1944. Haywood, James Mervin, A/Chief Ordnance Artificer, R.C.N., 40727, Port Arthur, Ont., 11 July, 1944. Hemsley, Benjamin, E. R. A., 3/c R.C.N.V.R., V-19282, Windsor, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Hockley, Ronald Charles. Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N., 2188, Dartmouth, Halifax Co., N.S., 14 November, 1944. Honsinger, Benjamin Paul, Able Seaman, R.C.N. V.R., V-19515, St. Thomas, Ont., 29 August, 1944. Honsinger, Benjamin Paul, St. Thomas, Ont., II July, 1944. Houle, Romeo,, Chief Motor Mechanic, 3/c R.C.N.V.R., V-4196, Montreal, Que., 1 January, 1945. Houston, Reginald Strachan, C.E.R.A., R.C.N. V.R., V-7820, Toronto, Ont., 14 November, 1944. Howitt, John William, A/Leading Stoker (M), R.C.N.V.R., V-25836, Alberni, B.C., 2 May, 1944. Hughes, George Frederick Arthur, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-14227, New Westminster, B.C., 1 January, 1945. Hurtubise, Albert Joseph, A/Ldg. Smn. (T), R.C.N.V.R., V-6971, Ottawa, Ont., 24 October, 1944. Hutchinson, Leon Gordon, Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-233, Sydney, N.S., 14 November, 1944. fmrie, Dinnie Donald, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-45103, Lachine, P.Q., 3 October, 1944. Irving, George Quinney, Chief Stoker, R.C.N., 21328. Simcoe, Ont., 14 November, 1944. Jeannotte. R. J. (Posthumous), Telegraphist. R.C.N.V.R., V-11421, St. Walburg, Sask., 3 October, 1944. Jodoin, Lawrence James (Posthumous), A/Able Seaman. R.C.N.V.R.. V-57427, Edmonton, Alta., 2G December, 1944. Johnstone, David, Petty Officer Steward, R.C.N.V.R., V-12503, Edmonton, Alta. (Scotland), 1 January, 1945. Kaplan, Irving Jack, A/Yeoman of Signals, R.C.N.V.R., V-23343, Montreal, P.Q., 14 November, 1944. Kaplan, Irving Jack, 5 December, 1944. Kataberg, Henry, E.R.A., 4/e, R.C.N.V.R., V-46233, The Pas, Manitoba. 1 January, 1945. Keep, Albert John, A/Regulating Petty Officer. R.C.N.V.R., V-10168 Esquimalt, B.C. (Regina, Sask.), 1 January, 1945. Naval Services-Awards for Gallantry Mention in Dispatches-Ratings-Con. Keleher, Francis, A/Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-7776, Toronto, Ont., 14 November, 1944. Kelly, William Ambrose, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N., 2740, Victoria, B.C., 1 January, 1945. Kenelce, Kenneth Richard, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N.V.R., V-12424, Edmonton, Alta., 19 December, 1944. Knight, Robert Dell, Ordinary Seaman, R.C.N. V.R., V-53675, Cranbrook, B.C., 1 January, 1945. La Belle. Rowel Joseph. Petty Officer Telegraphist, R.C.N.V.R., V-6282, Ottawa, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Laderoute, Norbert Joseph, C.E.R.A. R.C.N.R., A-16G6, Fort William, Ont., 18 July, 1944. Lang, George Pryce, Chief Stoker, R.C.N., 21372, Montreal, Que., 11 July, 1944. Lauder, Lester John, A/Petty Officer, R.C.N. V.R., V-5731, Montreal. Que., 18 July, 1944. LeBeau, Cyril Arthur, A/E.R.A. 4/c, R.C.N.V.R., V-42389, West Kildonan, Man., 20 March, 1945. LeBlanc, Hubert, Chief Motor Mechanic, R.C.N.R., A-1960, Cape Breton, N.S., 13 March, 1945. . Liabo, Halvor Vilhelm, C.E.R.A., R.C.N.R., A-2604, Haugesund, Norway, 20 March, 1945. Liddell, Robert, Able Seaman, R.C.N.R., A-4701, Kingston, Ont., 26 December, 1944. MacKenzie, Ian Daniel, E.R.A. 3/c, R.C.N., 21684, Toronto, Ont. (Halifax, N.S.), 1 January, 1945. MacLeod, Robert Haig, A/Able Seaman, R.C.N. V.R., V-34148, Saskatoon, Sask., 10 October, 1944. MacNair, George Malcolm, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-50984, Bathurst, N.B., 12 September, 1944. Maloney, James Wilbert, Leading Seaman, R.C.N.R., A-2873, St. Andrews West, Ont., 26 December, 1944. Mann, Clement Cecil Wallace, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N., 2609, Victoria, B.C., 14 November, 1944. Mann, Lawrence Pentreith. A/P.O. Telegraphist, R.C.N., 3361, Victoria, B.C., 1 January, 1945. Manning, John, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-18448, Oshawa, Ont., 29 August, 1944. Mannix, George Henry, Signalman, R.C.N., 4760, Saanich, B.C., 29 August, 1944. Markle, John William, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N. V.R., V-7909, Swansea, Ont., 5 December, 1944. Marshall, Robert, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N., 4775, Regina, Sask., 8 June, 1944. Martin, Lloyd Angus, A/Leading Stoker (M), R.C.N.V.R., V-1603, Hopefield, P.E.I., 1 January, 1945. Mason, Cecil, Chief Stoker, R.C.N., 21418, Ottawa, Ont. (Canning, Kings Co., N.S.), 1 January, 1945. Mason, Charles R. (Posthumous), Leading Seaman, R.C.N., 3884, Vancouver, B.C., 3 October, 1944. Matthews, John Leslie, C.P.O. Tel., R.C.N., 2559, Victoria, B.C. (Swift Current, Sask.), 1 January, 1945. Maxwell, Gordon Douglas, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N. V.R., V-27130, Mount Dennis, Ont., 1 January, 1945. McAuley, Edwin Benedict, A/Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-59006, Oshawa, Ont.. 14 November, 1944. McCabe, John, E.R.A. 4/c, R.C.N.V.R., V-38932, Windsor, Ont., 1 January, 1945. McCarthy. Ramon Bruce, Motor Mechanic, R.C.N.V.R., V-72290, Vancouver, B.C., 14 November, 1944. McCartney, John Lockhart, Supply Assistant, R.C.N.V.R., V-43125, Saint John, N.B., 11 July, 1944. McCartney, John Lockhart, Supply Assistant, R.C.N.V.R., V-43125, Saint John, N.B., 29 August, 1944. McClure, William Arthur, Acting Petty Officer, R.C.N., 4453, Wellington, B.C., 15 August, 1944. McDonald, George John, Paris, Ont., A/Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-32867, 5 December, 1941- , „, McDonald, J. O., Ord. Art. 2/c, R.C.N.V.R., V-11813, Prince Albert, Sask., 3 October, 1944. McGee, Aubrey, Acting Petty Officer, R.C.N., 2580, Halifax, N.S., 4 July, 1944. McGee, Robert Emmett, Retty Officer Motor Mechanic, R.C.N.V.R., V-25243, New Glasgow, N.S., 14 November, 1944. McGinn, George Hunter, A/Petty Officer, R.C.N., 21592, Kamloops, B.C., 18 July, 1944. McLean, Leslie Charles Bruce, E.R.A. 3/c R.C.N., 21807, Victoria, B.C., 24 October, 1944. McLeod, Francis Kelly, A/Able Seaman, R.C.N. V.R., V-60713, Saint John, N.B., 26 December, 1944. McMillan, Duncan Joseph, Stoker Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-16732, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., 1 January, 1945. McMillan, Robert Strang, E.R.A. 3/c R.C.N.V.R., V-30347, Victoria, B.C., 19 December, 1944. McM'ullin, Thomas Alexander, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-43497, Sydney, NjS., 20 March, 1945. Mein, Stewart Ferguson, Chief Ordnance Artificer R.C.N. 40626, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 11 July, 1944. Miller, Lyle, A/Petty Officer Coxswain, R.C.N. V.R., V-8903, Baden, Ont. (Fergus, Ont.). 1 January, 1945. Millions, Arthur Stanley, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N. V.R., V-18430, South Porcupine, Ont., 15 August, 1944. Milne, George Ralph, Yeoman of Signals, R.C.N.. 4773, Sit. Hyaeinthe, Que. (Regina, Sask.), 1 January, 1945. Montgomery, Joseph Cameron, A/Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-7910, Toronto, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Montgomery, William Merrill, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N., 2561, Eastview, Onit., 8 June. 1944. Moon, Harold Clifford, Leading Telegraphist. R.C.N., 3866, AVeston, Ont. (Toronto, Ont.), 1 January, 1945. Moorcroft, Thomas Ediward, A/PO, R.C.N., 4055, Vancouver, B.C.. 14 November, 1944. Moore, Clarence Watson, Petty Officer, R.C.N. ALR., V-5547, Montreal, P.Q., 1 January, 1945. Moore, Raymond Alexander, E.R.A., 3/e R.C.N., 21764, Durham, England. (Elmsd'ale, Hants Co., N.S.), 1 January, 1945. Mulligan, Roland James, A/Petty Officer Tel.. R.C.N., 2784, Big Valley, Alta., 14 November. 1944. Munt, Oliver Philip, Chief Stoker (Fire Fighter), R.C.N.V.R., V-46590, Truro. N.S., S June, 1944. Newman, William Thomas, Able Seaman, R.C.N.R., A-2808, Verdun, Que., 1 January, 1945. North, Lloyd A7ictor. A/Petty Officer. R.C.N. V.R., V-10323, Regina, Saskatchewan, 8 June, _ 1944. Novel,. Maurice, Supply7 Petty Officer. R.C.N. V.R., V-587, Montreal, P.Q., 19 December. 1944. *16. COMMONS Naval Services-Awards for Gallantry___ Mention in Dispatches-Ratings-Con. O'Brien, John Gerald, E.R.A. 3/c R.C.N.V.R., V-48991, Montreal, P.Q., 4 July, 1944. O'Hara, George Dennis, Leading Tel., RjC.N. Y.R., V-14328, Vancouver, B.C., 12 September, 1944. Oneschuk, William, Ldg. Sick Berth Attendant, R.C.N.V.R., V-34142, Windsor, Ont., 13 March, 1945. Orton, Alfred Thomas, A/Petty Officer, R.C.N., 4050, Galt, Ont., 14 November, 1944. Ovens, Joseph, Stoker Petty Officer, R.C.N.R., A-4046, Toronto, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Page, Gerald Frederick, Sick Berth Attendant. R.C.N.V.R., V-33556, Kapuskasing, Ont., 1 J" 3,nusi'V 1045 Palmer, Harold, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N.R., A-653, Conivay, P.E.I., 1 January, 1945. Palmer, Walter Raymond, C.P.O., R.C.N.R., A-2798, Hamilton Beach, Ont., 19 December, 1944. Parker, John Edward Fitzgerald, Chief Stoker. R.C.N., 21345, Red Deer, Alta., 18 July, 1944. Patry, J. E., Chief Stoker, R.C.N., 21178, Quebec, Que., 3 October, 1944. Patton, Clifford, Petty Officer Cook (s), R.C.N. V.R. V-3G340, Vancouver, B.C., 1 January, 1945. Pederson, Magnus, A/Chief Ordnance Artificer, R.C.N.V.R., V-11549, Victoria, B.C., 15 August, 1944. Peters, Herbert Thomas James, Chief Petty Officer (H.S.D.), R.C.N., 3437, Halifax, N.S., (Victoria, B.C.), 1 January, 1945. Pineau, Joseph Harold, Petty Officer, R.C.N. V.R.. V-16191, Port Arthur, Ont., 26 December, 1944. Pitts, John Maurice, Leading Seaman, R.C.N., 4341, Regina, Sask., 14 November, 1944. Polischuk, Fred, Petty Officer, R.C.N. V.R., V-7424, Toronto, Ont., 11 July, 1944. Polischuck, John, E.R.A. 4/c, R.C.N.V.R., V-24915, Winnipeg, Man., 1 January, 1945. Porter, Allan, Able Seaman, R.C.N.R., A-1533, Fox Island, Newfoundland, 8 June, 1944. Potter, Lawrence Irvin Willis, Sick Berth Attendant, R.C.N.V.R., V-44883, Grand Valley, Out., 19 December, 1944. Potts, Judson Wallace, Chief Stoker Petty Officer, R.C.N., 21272, Halifax, N.S., 15 August, 1944. Puncheon, Alfred Morley, E.R.A. 3/e R.C.N. V.R., V-7325, Toronto, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Rainsford, Charles Frederick, C.B.R.A., R.C.N., 21531, Victoria, B.C., 11 July, 1944. Ridge, Samuel Archibald, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N., 2226, Errington, B.C. I Newoastle-on-Tyne, Eng.), 14 November, 1944. Rigby, E. A., Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N., 2796, Halifax, N.S., 3 October, 1944. Robertson, Charles, Chief Stoker, R.C.N.V.R., V-25575, Victoria, B.C. (Toronto, Ont.), 1 January, 1945. Rodgerson, Morrill Henry, A/Petty Officer, R.C.N.R., A-4854, Shag Harbour, N.S., 8 June, 1944. Rowan, Robert, A/Yeoman of Signals, R.C.N., 3623, Victoria, B.C., 28 November, 1944. . Rowe, William Arthur, A/Petty Officer, R.C.N. V.R., V-7966, Toronto, Out., 5 December, 1944. Salsiccioli, Peter Paul, D.S.M., Chief Engine-room Artificer, R.C.N., 21602, Trail, B.C., 1 January, 1945. Saretsky, R. M., Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-45575, Humboldt, Sask., 3 October, 1944. Scott, Bruce Simon, A/Petty Officer, R.C.N. V.R., V-2435, Saint John, N.B., 8 June, 1944. Searway, Norman Lawrence, Petty Officer (T.C.) R.C.N.V.R., V-7766, Toronto, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Second, George Erwin, Able Seaman, R.C.N. V.R., V-28165, St. Catharines, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Shannahan, Leonard Garfield, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N., 4821, Ottawa, Ont. (Victoria, B.C.), 1 January, 1945. Short, Samuel, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N., 2681, Toronto, Ont. (Halifax, N.S.), 20 February, 1945. Shute, Thomas, A/Petty Officer Tel., R.C.N.V.R., (Official Number V-17066), London, Ont., 8 June, 1944. Simmons, Ernest Frederick, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N.V.R., V-14912, Vancouver, B.C., 1 January, 1945. Simpson, Herbert Douglas, AB, R.C.N.V.R., V-57265, Wallaceburg, Ont., 26 December, 1944. Singleton, Leonard Charles Holmes, Able Seaman, R.C.N., 4123, Sarnia, Ont., 5 December, 1944. Skavn, Freddy Ove Friberg, A/Petty Officer (H.S.D.), R.C.N.V.R., V-2565, Little River, Saint John, N.B., 1 January, 1945. Snider, Sidney, Able Seaman, R.C.N.R., A-5526, Windsor, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Snow, Henry, Able Seaman, R.C.N.R., A-2212, Regina, Sask., 8 June, 1944. Spragg, Jonathan Hecry, Sick Berth Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-2376, Saint John, N.B., 1 January, 1945. Steadman, Leslie John, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-24338, Winnipeg, Man., 1 January, 1945. Stephenson, Carmen Ernest (Posthumous), A/Leading Seaman, R.C.N. V.R., V-5646, Montreal, P.Q., 8 June, 1944. Stewart, Ernest Stanley, Signalman, R.C.N.V.lt., V-8497, Hamilton, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Strachan, Douglas Robert, Chief Petty Officer, R.C.N.R., A-4161, Toronto, Out., 8 June, 1944. Stubbing, Albert George, Leading Seaman, R.C.N.V.R., V-40004, Humberstone, Ont., 14 November, 1944. Sweet, Walter Valentine, Stoker Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-10003, Regina, Sask., 8 June, 1944. Tate, J. F., E.R.A. 4/c, R.C.N., 21393, Victoria, B.C., 3 October, 1944. Taylor, Kenneth Norman, Telegraphist, R.C.N., 4259, Powell River, B.C., 26 December, 1944. Taylor, Reginald, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N.V.R., V-16072, Fort William, Ont., 8 June, 1944. Thomasset, G. M., Petty Officer, R.C.N., 3396, Fife Lake, Sask., 29 August, 1944. Townson, Douglas Edmund, A/Leading Seaman, R.C.N., 3423, Edmonton, Alta., 14 November, 1944. Tuttle, Ernest Charles, A/Sto. Petty Officer, R.C.N.R., A-4137, Morrisburg, Ont., 26 December, 1944. Tweedie. James, A/Ldg. Smn., R.C.N .V.R., V-5718, Verdun, P.Q., 29 August, 1944. War Appropriation-Naval Services Mention in Dispatches-Ratings-Con. Vincent, James Wesley, Yeo. of Sigs., R.C.N.V.R., V-7601, Toronto, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Virtue, Reid Howard, A/Able Seaman, V-65076, Bowmanville, Ont., 20 March, 1945. Vodden, Edward George, A/Petty Officer, V-71909, Chilliwack, B.C., 1 January, 1945. Von Zuben, Adolph, Steward, R.C.N.V.R., V-45167, Toronto, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Warburton, Robert William. A/C.P.O.. R.C.N.R., A-298, 15 Duff St., Hamilton, Ont., 20 March, 1945. Ward, Dennis Harry, Able Seaman, R.C.N .V.R., V-10264, Regina, Sask., 14 November, 1944. Warnock, Raymond Russell, A/P.O., R.CJY, 4580, Vancouver, B.C., 26 December, 1944. Walden. Frederick Arthur, Motor Mechanic, R.C.N.V.R., V-27674, Toronto, Ont., 30 January, 1945. West, George, P.O., R.C.N.V.R.. V-18132, Kingston, Ont., 14 November, 1944. Westbrook. George Arnold, Petty Officer, R.C.N., 3574, 32 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, B.C., 20 March, 1945. Williams, Owen Glendower, Supply Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., V-11263, Saskatoon, Sask., 1 January, 1945. Wilson, Cyril Herbert Gordon, Chief Yeo. of Sigs., R.C.N., X-60922, Victoria, B.C., 14 November, 1944. Wilson, William Joseph Henry, P.O. Tel., R.C.N., 3062, Windsor, Ont., 29 August. 1944. Woods, MerVyl Harrison, Able Seaman, R.C.N. V.R., V-50658, Montreal, Que., 21 November, 1944. Workman, Garnet Rodney, Able Seaman, R.C.N. v .R., V-52749, Kemptville, Ont., 26 December, 1944. Wright, Edward Joseph, A/P.O., R.C.N.V.R., V-23143, Outremont, P.Q., 1 January, 1945. Yarrow, Wilbert Lyon, Steward, R.G.N.V.R., V-4765, Trenton, Ont., 1 January, 1945. Yetman, Arnold Charles, Petty Officer, R.C.N. V.R., V-5868, Montreal, Que., 26 December, 1944. Zelinsky, Fred, Cook (S), R.C.N.V.R., V-35076, Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, N.S., 1 January, 1945. Bronze Star Medal (U.S.A.) Dolmage, Wilfred Gordon, Lieut. Cdr., R.C.N. V.R., 2530 York St., Vancouver, B.C., 18 September, 1944. . . Grant, Harold Taylor Wood, D.S.O., Captain, R.C.N., 148 Cooper St., Ottawa, Ont., 14 September, 1944. Lepage, Theodore Nelson, Lieut. Cdr., R.C.N. V.R., 2592 Nelson Ave. W., Vancouver, B.C., 18 September, 1944. Legion of Merit (U.S.A.) Storrs. Anthony Hubert Gleadow, A/Cdr., R.C.N.R., 11 Commodore Apts., Oxford St., Halifax, N.S., 14 September, 1944. Bronze Medal-Order Orange Nassau Netherlands Hardy, Arthur John, L/Signalman, R.C.N. V.R., V-8319, 62 Bay St., S., Hamilton, Ont., 31 August, 1944. Non-Operational Honours and Awards Non-operational awards granted to personnel of the Naval Service, from March 7, 1944, up to and including March 20, 1945. Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath 1 Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 2 Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 23 Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 14 Royal Red Cross 1 Associate Royal Red Cross 1 British Empire Medal 15 Albert Medal 2 Royal Humane Society Medal 2 Total 61 Pacific war. I have said many times, as I have said to-night that the role which we assumed at the beginning of the war, namely, that of convoying merchant ships over the Atlantic still remains our chief and our primary task. Last autumn many people felt that the war in Europe was about to end and we were urged1 by some to detach some of our Atlantic farces and send them into the Pacific, with a view to their acquiring experience of naval conditions in that theatre of war. We did not respond to. this suggestion, and I think we were right not to do so. Until the great Atlantic campaign is over, that vast undertaking which ranges over an area extending from the gulf of St. Lawrence on the west to the northern Russian ports on the east, and from the Arctic circle to south of the cape of Good Hope-until that great campaign has been successfully terminated we cannot divert our escort ships to other areas and other waters. This is not to say that we have given no thought to the war in the Pacific. We have not forgotten that we were one of the first countries, if indeed not the first, to declare war against Japan. I may tell the committee that many communications have passed and many conversations have been held between representatives of our service on the one hand and officials of the British admiralty and of the United States navy on the other with regard to the Pacific war. Already a fine cruiser, His Majesty's Canadian ship Uganda, acquired from the British government, has been made ready for the Pacific war and she is at this very moment in Pacific waters under the command of Captain E. R. Mainguy, O.B.E., of the Royal Canadian Navy. Within a short time we shall commission another Canadian cruiser. It was our wish that Canadian cruisers should bear the names of our provinces just as our destroyers bear the names of Canadian rivers and our frigates and corvettes bear the names of Canadian cities and towns. But the Uganda had



418 COMMONS War Appropriation-Naval Services > already seen gallant service with the British navy, although she was practically a new cruiser when we acquired her, and for this reason, as well as at the earnest request of the Protectorate of Uganda and of the British Admiralty we did not choose to change her name. But for the new cruiser we have selected the name of the senior Canadian province, and within a few weeks His Majesty's Canadian ship Ontario, carrying painted1 on her funnel, as all Canadian warships now do, a large maple leaf, will be placed in commission. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of inspecting the Ontario in the great Belfast yard1 where she is being built. She is thoroughly modern in every respect. Her command will be entrusted to a proved veteran of the sea, Captain Harold Grant, D.S.O., of the Royal Canadian. Navy. With these two cruisers we intend to send into the Pacific two aircraft carriers if the necessary arrangements for their acquisition can be made, and I believe they can be made. So far as naval personnel are concerned, these carriers will be manned entirely by Canadians. The flying personnel will come from the British fleet air arm, but many of them I hope will be Canadians who have enlisted in that tine service. Along with these two cruisers and two aircraft carriers we plan to send a number of destroyers and frigates. I am not able to state publicly the exact number of ships we shall send, or the exact number of men involved; but I can say that the Canadian naval unit in the Pacific, while it will not at all compare in size or strength with the British naval force or with .the magnificent United States Pacific fleet, will nevertheless be a good deal more than a mere token force. It will, I believe, worthily represent Canada in the Pacific war. The Naval Service. Ninety per cent of our navy men belong to the Naval Volunteer Reserve. They are civilians who have turned to the sea. They are men who left their farms and their factories, their offices and their books; but they have learned quickly and well. Many of them are now in command of ships. I pay my tribute to these men, but I do not forget those officers and ratings of the permanent naval force of Canada who. have done so much to train and to teach the navy of to-day. The lot of these permanent force men. in our three services was not a happy one between the wars. Reductions that were made year by year in the estimates for defence services were followed by corresponding reductions in personnel, and the life of the permanent force officer was one of uncertainty and unhappiness. I have always held the view that if we are to have defence services at all we should attract able young men into these services. To do this it is necessary that they be guaranteed some continuity and certainty of employment, and we should also give them in peace some of the tributes we are glad1 to pay to them in war. The marvel is not that our defence services have made some mistakes; the wonder is that they have done as well as they have done in this war, when one considers the difficulties and hardships that these services have had1 to endure. I pay tribute also to those civilian members of the naval service-clerical staffs, supervisors, officials of various kinds, labourers in our dockyards and elsewhere who have played so important and valued a part in the development of our naval effort. I should also like to thank once more the great host of people in Canada who are not members of the naval service, whether on the civilian or on the uniformed side, who have done so much to encourage and sustain the naval effort. I include in this group members of the Navy League in all parts of Canada, officers of Sea Cadet corps, members of women's auxiliaries, civic officials and others in hundreds of Canadian cities and towns who have been active in the adoption of ships and in the provision of comforts for them, and thousands of other persons whom time does not permit me to mention by name but who have in numberless ways cheered and encouraged the naval service in its work. In 1941 when we had to decide whether certain buildings to be erected in Canada should be of permanent or temporary construction, it became important to come to some decision as to the size of our post-war navy. In that year, the government took the view that the post-war navy should be, in round figures, 9,000 officers and men. That is not a large figure, I admit. It may be that it should be regarded only as a minimum, but at all events it is a figure five times greater than the figure of September, 1939. The permanent naval force after the war will be supported, of course, by the Naval Reserve and the Naval Volunteer Reserve, and a committee of naval officers has prepared a carefully worked out and comprehensive report for the future organization of these reserves. As I present, for the fifth time, the estimates of the Department of Naval Service, I look back with pride on what the officers and men of the department, supported by the Canadian people, have accomplished in five and a half years. The six ships of war have been multiplied sixtyfold and the 1,700 men on active service have been increased more than fiftyfold. War Appropriation-Naval Services Our shipyards, which were dormant before the war, have awakened into vigorous and fruitful activity and have built more than 90 per cent of the ships that we now use and they have as well built many ships for other members of the united nations. Our repair facilities have been developed; docks and marine railways have been established; permanent homes have been created for nearly all of the Naval Reserve Divisions, which at the beginning of the war were all living in rented quarters. Training establishments of various kinds have been set up where our men receive not only the general training that all sailors require, but where they can acquire, and where many have already acquired, skill in such trades as those of machinists, electrical artificers, radio artificers, shipwrights, welders, motor mechanics and the like. That taken together, Mr. Chairman, represents a story of growth and progress that nobody dreamed of in the early days of the war. In those early days, in the autumn of 1939, the Canadian naval staff visualized our navy's task, to put it in their own words, as "the giving of reasonable protection to the trade in our harbours and in the focal points in the vicinity of our coasts." A few months later it was felt that the utmost' number of new recruits that could be handled in the Canadian navy was 4,500. Any others in excess of that figure should go, so it -was recommended, to the British admiralty for service with the Royal Navy. These estimates and recommendations were no doubt based upon Canada's naval experience in the last great war. But they fell far short of the actual performance. Bit by bit the strength of the navy has grown, and its responsibilities have increased. Our men have fought on every sea of the world. They have brought honour and glory to this land. They have been actors in a great drama which now seems to be drawing steadily, inexorably, to its close. Soon they will come back those who are left-back over the great oceans where their laurels and honours have been gathered. They will come back to knit up the ravelled skein of their lives, and some of them will dwell far from that element which was once their home and their battle ground. Yet I venture to say that so long as memory lasts, the recollection of these great days will be with them, and along with the consciousness of duty done, they will carry in their hearts forever the image of a gallant ship and the spell of the great sea.


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Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

The story which the minister has unfolded to us this evening is just one more chapter in the grand account which will be handed down to those who come after us of the accomplishments of the Royal Can-32283-27J

adian Navy. He will agree with me that he has done no more than sketch in the outline of what has been accomplished for Canada by Canada's navy. There must come to our minds many questions which we should like to ask that would enable him to amplify the story which he has told, but we realize we must wait for the answers until later days when more information can be given.

I was very glad that the minister referred to the great difficulties which were encountered in those earlier years when the idealism of disarmament was overshadowing us. But that Canada's navy has been able to accomplish what it has accomplished is due at least in part to the plans and the groundwork laid down after the great war in preparation for the time of pressure whenever it should come. I think of Sir Charles Kingsmill, of Rear Admiral Hose, and of Vice Admiral Nelles, when references are made to the carrying out of these plans. Very roughly the plan was that there should be a small, compact, highly trained permanent force, and that we should always be able to call on the assistance of the Royal Navy and of all the training necessary with that highly trained force. 1 remember that just ten years ago the Royal Canadian Navy permanent force consisted of 900 officers and men, that the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve consisted of just under 200 officers and men and that the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve consisted of just under 1,000 officers and men. Adding these up you will find a total in the blue uniform of just over 2,000, and the minister tells us this evening that the figure of last year has gone on growing and that now there are 90,000 officers and men serving under the white ensign.

I am glad he paid tribute to those chiefs of the naval staff whom we look back on and whose service we appreciate. I remember so well when the idealism of disarmament was over us all, as I phrase it, having a conversation with Rear Admiral Hose. He was then chief of the naval staff, and indeed pretty near the end of his tether of endurance because of those cuts in estimates which were considered necessary and because of the criticism which unfortunately was too often levelled at Canada's small navy. I met him again on the eve of his retirement. He had just returned from a trip across Canada, the purpose of which was to visit all the establishments of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was extremely pleased that at the time of his retirement he should find those various centres in all the provinces of Canada, seven-eighths of them far removed from salt water, not only set up to complement, small though that complement was, but. with a waiting list. And, Mr. Chairman, it is surely a tribute to the

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people of Canada that, whether it be the call of blood or whatever the reason may be, when the first call came the people responded from every province, as the minister has recounted this evening.

On this occasion I should like to pay my tribute to tire work carried on by Vice Admiral Percy W. Nelles. He entered the Canadian navy, as.hon. members will remember, as a cadet, and he stepped up the ladder, putting in his time of service and training with the Royal Navy, and of course benefiting therefrom. He carried us through those years of depression when, unfortunately, the estimates were indeed low, meeting the difficulties which presented themselves at that time; and I would remind hon. members that included in those difficulties was the criticism of ignorant men who all too often were inclined to argue that the dollars spent on the Royal Canadian Navy would have been better spent in some other way. Think for a moment what it would have meant if that had been done! It would have meant that when the call came, when the pressure came upon us, we should not have had that magnificent nucleus from which we could expand. The plan to which I had reference a moment ago was that from this small band of highly trained sailors we should be able to expand the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, which is formed of those who serve in the merchant ships, and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, through its various establishments across the country, and by that means, following the course so wisely laid down, arrive at what the minister has been able to describe this evening.

The war is yet to be won. The minister has indicated that when the trouble in the Atlantic ceases our part shall be played in the Pacific as all Canadians would wish it bo be played. But I presume that before this phase comes a certain amount of demobilization will be taken in hand, and in that connection there are two matters which I should like to bring to the minister's attention and on which I would ask his comments. The first is in relation to that preference which is given under the civil service commission, and of which cognizance is taken in the making of other appointments. As I understand it, that preference is only granted) to those who have served overseas. I suggest that in these considerable numbers the minister has described there must be very many who would have been only too delighted to serve overseas had they been given the opportunity. Duty compelled them to remain in Canada, and I wonder if there is not some way in which that preference can be extended to them in their applications for

service after demobilization. The other matter concerns itself with the arrangements for demobilization leave, which I understand1 differ in the three branches of the service. I think it would be of considerable advantage if it were possible to have similar arrangements in all branches, so that in the work of rehabilitation the sailors may be granted opportunities similar to those accorded the other two services.

I should like the minister to give the committee the benefit of his opinion on that point. Perhaps he would also give us some information as to the progress already achieved under that branch of the navy which has to. do with rehabilitation, and describe what has been accomplished so far in that regard.

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Douglas Gooderham Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

Mr. Chairman, in

considering the estimates for the Canadian navy the first thing that comes to my mind is the gallant service that has been rendered by the men of the merchant marine. We know what they have gone through; we know the perils they have had to meet, whether serving under charter to the Royal Navy, with the Canadian navy or on our inland waters. We remember the days when the U-boats were sinking so many ships in the Atlantic; and with all this in mind one wonders why the government of Canada has not treated these men more or less in the same way it has treated those serving in the Canadian navy. The men of the merchant marine have practically enlisted for the duration of the war. No one can say they have not rendered wonderful service, and I believe some revision should be made to bring their pensions more nearly in line with those of the navy. I hope the government will take this point into consideration.

I do not think anyone but a Scotsman could have made the address in honour of our navy to which we listened to-night. An Englishman might have done it almost as well, while an Irishman perhaps would not have done quite so well. The first English, Irish and Scottish people to come to this country were principally sea-faring men, with the spirit of-adventure in their blood. They came to this country and settled it, but they had the sea in their blood, and when the call came they wanted to get into the Canadian navy. In days gone by, whenever they could find a little pool of water they founded a yacht club or made some arrangement whereby they could go boating; they still loved to be on the water. To my mind that is one reason why we have the stuff that we have in the Royal Canadian Navy to-day.

Canadians have always been willing to help out the navy. Just here I should like to pay my compliments to the Navy League of Can-

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ada, which has done so much for this country, and on which some of my best friends have served.

No nation in the world will ever be worth its salt unless it is a maritime nation. We must never forget "Hearts of Oak". And even those boys who live away out on the prairies, where there is very little water, must never forget the traditions of those little islands over there, the traditions of the sea and of the navy, and all that those things had meant for civilization and for progress in the world.

I take great pleasure in viewing what has been done by the boys who have gone from Toronto to service in the navy. I take pride, too, in what has been done by the yacht clubs in my city. What Toronto needs, however, is recognition, and with our great love of the sea, and a realization that world trade depends upon the sea, we in Toronto say that our rights should be recognized.

Then, further, we should have that easy access to the sea which for so many years we have been trying to get. Already access can be gained from western Canada to points as far east as Toronto. But what we want now is the development of the St. Lawrence waterways. When we have that we shall have something to satisfy the lads who have come from my part of Canada. They will take some satisfaction from our being developed into an ocean port.

The minister spoke about shipbuilding. Let me point out to the committee that many of those frigates and corvettes were built in the Toronto shipbuilding yards.

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Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

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Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

That is right.

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Douglas Gooderham Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

Those are the most efficient yards in Canada.

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Douglas Gooderham Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

The hon. member

says "ho, ho"; would he mind rising in his place, and contradicting my statement?

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Vincent-Joseph Pottier

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Mr. POTTIER:

I am agreeing with the

hon. member.

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Douglas Gooderham Ross

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Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

That is fine; he

agrees with me. I just wished to make that point clear, because 1 am sure those lads in the navy would like to know what has been done in the shipyards of Toronto. I repeat that the Toronto shipbuilding yards are the most efficient in Canada to-day, and that in those yards ships have been built cheaper than in any other yards in Canada. I am telling the committee something that is worth knowing.

Certainly I do not want to see those yards dismantled. We know that after the last war many of the lads who served in the merchant marine Left the service. Toronto was not an ocean port, and the result was that many of the shipyards at that point were dismantled and- went out of business. The remarkable feature, to- my mind1, is how those men, who had such a keen interest in the navy, stuck to it, despite all that was done to their native city of Toronto. Some of the shipbuilding industry went to Port Arthur, and other sections of it went to other points.

As I have said to the minister before, there is no more naval-minded city in Canada than the city of Toronto. I know he will agree when I say the Royal Canadian Yacht club and the Queen City Yacht club have contributed more officers than almost any other yacht clubs in Canada, and perhaps in the world.

Again may I compliment him upon his speech, and also thank him for the fact that at last we are to have a permanent barracks in Toronto for the Royal Canadian Navy. I pay my tribute to all who have done so much for the naval service, and would mention particularly the navy league. May I, briefly, compliment the minister upon the manner in which he has handled his job.

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Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

Would the minister give the committee some idea of the plans for recruiting for the navy during the present fiscal year?

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Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

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Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

We plan to take into the navy only such numbers as will be necesary to. replace casualties and other men wTho, for some reason, leave the service. We estimate that about 500 a month are all that we require for that purpose. It is on that figure that our present recruiting scheme is based.

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Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

There will be no increase in the total number of naval personnel at the end of the fiscal year?

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Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

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Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

I

should think not. Naval strength is now at about its maximum.

Mr. MacINNIS. For some time I believe there was a waiting list of naval recruits. Does that condition still maintain?

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Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

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Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

Yes. There are still more offering to come into the navy than the navy can accept. There is still a considerable waiting list.

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Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

Are they all coming in

through the R.C.N.V.R.?

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Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

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Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

Almost all. A few are coming in through the permanent R.C.N.; but the great bulk of prospective naval men would be R.C.N.V.R.

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Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

Under what condition

are those coming into the permanent force being accepted? Are a certain number required?

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Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

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Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

The strength of the permanent R.C.N. was, at February 28, 1945, 4,371. It is somewhat less than half of the allotted complement of the permanent navy. So that a young man wishing to transfer from the reserve to the permanent navy, if suitable, could be accepted.

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Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

What about the lad who has set his heart on the navy, and who perhaps has been coming along through a sea cadet course? He desires not only to enter the navy but to make it his life work. Is such a lad being received direct in the R.C.N., or has he to enter through the R.C.N.V.R. and take his chance on being transferred to the permanent force?

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April 3, 1945