The Last Canadian to Die in the Second World War
Originally from Trenton, Ontario, Lt. (P) Gerald Arthur Anderson RCNVR was a Fleet Air Arm Pilot on HMS Formidable and had as his compatriots, Hammy Gray of BC and Bill Asbridge of Edmonton. All were lost in the Pacific campaign against ▸
April 21, 1926 - September 8, 2022
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during the International Fleet Review in Halifax in 2010.
After taking the throne on February 6, 1952 and reigning for 70 years and 127 days, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. ▸
Julian George “Rocky” VERSCHUERE was born in Ghent, Belgium in 1922 and immigrated to Canada with his family 1928, settling in Drumheller Alberta. During the Second World War, Rocky joined the RCNVR in August 1942 and served overseas as a gunner in the 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) Flotilla ▸
First Commanding Officer of HMCS Calgary K231
The Naval Museum of Alberta recently received artefacts and documents related to the naval career of CDR Gerald Lancaster RCNR from his son, John Lancaster of Saltspring Island, BC. Cdr. Lancaster served the Canadian Navy in war and peacetime appointments forms for over ▸