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Royal Canadian Navy
At the onset of war the Royal Canadian Navy consisted of the HMCS
, the HMCS
and less than 350 men.
"The Forgotten War," May 15 – May 25, 1915: The Canadians' bravery at this ultimately futile battle is today largely forgotten.
Watch now — a collection of videos commemorating the brave people who fought or served on the battlefields.
Gordon Brett was the forty-eighth Canadian to enlist for naval service.
Harding was a British sailor who in September 1916 abandoned the British Navy to join the Canadian Army.
Norman Hendrie Mitchell
Dr. Norman Mitchell of the Royal Canadian Navy poses before the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Egypt in this undated Great War-era photo.
Sir Robert Laird Borden
After Borden suspended Laurier's naval program, the Senate retaliated by defeating his Naval Aid Bill. Two months later, the war began.