Canada’s Naval Memorial
This Canadian Naval Memorial is in fact the ‘Soul’ of the Navy. That ‘Soul’ was shaped and imparted to Sackville and to the Navy by the leadership, spirit and actions of men like Alan Easton, her very successful early captain, and the ship’s companies that they led. HMCS Sackville is the last of Canada’s 123 corvettes, one of many convoy escort vessels built in Canada and the United Kingdom during WW II. She is Canada’s oldest fighting warship and has been our official Naval Memorial since 1985. It is very appropriate that the ship is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as this “East Coast Port” was an important assembly point and destination for convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Watch our video to learn about the ship’s incredible story!
Can’t see video? Click this link: Canada’s Naval Memorial – HMCS Sackville
UNVEILED JANUARY 23rd 2014 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN – be part of something special CAMPAGNE ANNUELLE DES MEMBRES – plonger dans une belle avanture
LATEST ACTION STATIONS
Now in its 32nd Year! Action Stations – Summer 2014
BATTLE OF BRITAIN CEREMONY IN DARTMOUTH, NS, September 21st 2014
TO HONOUR OUR VETERANS
SHEARWATER, NS – A ceremony to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the Dartmouth Cenotaph at Sullivan’s Pond from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The ceremony will commence with a parade departing from the Somme Legion at 54 King Street, Dartmouth proceeding to the Dartmouth Cenotaph at Sullivan’s Pond. Upon completion of the ceremony, the parade will return to the Somme Legion for a reception for all guests, spectators and parade participants.
Special guests at the ceremony will include our veterans, the Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, among military personnel, cadets, and the 12 Wing Pipes and Drums band.
The public is also welcome to attend the Battle of Britain concert which will take place at the Sea King Club at 242 Warrior Ave in Shearwater. It will feature the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy and will commence at 3:30 p.m. (after the Battle of Britain ceremony) until 5:30 p.m. Alcohol will be served so those attending must be of legal drinking age. Admission will be by donation with all proceeds going to the Shearwater Aviation Museum.
The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air and was the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date. It is considered to be Germany’s first major defeat and one of the crucial turning points in the war. All public are welcome and encouraged to attend. Regards, Tom Birchall, HCol
Recollections, Memorabilia Welcome!
HMCS SACKVILLE is living history. You can help. The Trust would like to receive recollections/’remember when’ snippets and memorabilia from anyone who has relatives of former or serving R.C.N. members as well as naval related event/activity news items.