HMCS Calgary's Bell

February 8th 2023

Those who know the Naval Museum of Alberta know that the ship’s bell from the original HMCS Calgary (K231) is on exhibit in the gallery with a model of the ship, and a White Ensign that flew on her. Adjacent to her are models of the current HMCS Calgary (FFH   ▸

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PO1 E.R.A. William Gunder Anderson RCNVR

October 6th 2022

The 100th Anniversary of the Naval Reserve will be celebrated in 2023. In preparation for this, we are gathering information and the histories of those who served in the Naval Reserve throughout its history. The Naval Museum often receives personal histories from individuals who not only joined as reservists but whose   ▸

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Lieutenant-Commander Alan Brookman Beddoe, OC, OBE, HFHS

October 5th 2022

Jim Simpson was married to the daughter of Alan Beddoe. Jim approached the Naval Museum with the offer of artefacts related to Lieutenant-Commander Alan Brookman Beddoe, OC, OBE, HFHS, FHSC (June 1, 1893 – December 2, 1975) who was a Canadian artist, war artist, consultant in heraldry and founder and   ▸

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Lt. (P) William Bell Asbridge RCNVR

October 5th 2022

The first Canadian pilot to die in combat over the Japanese home islands. Originally from Edmonton, Lt. Asbridge was appointed as a Probationary Sub-Lieutenant RCNVR (With seniority dated 23/01/1944). He served in H.M.S. St. Vincent for Pilot Training. He then served in USNAS Grosse Ile and USNAS Pensacola for Training. He   ▸

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