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Forgotten Sailors celebrated in a new book

Forgotten Sailors celebrated in a new book

A new Book of Remembrance featuring Second World War Naval Reservists has enriched the list of citizen sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Nigel Brodeur

Brodeur Family Dynasty Display launches online

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum — One Canadian family has the special distinction of having three successive generations hold positions of key significance to Canada’s Navy. That family is the Brodeurs, whose members – Louis Philippe Brodeur; his son, Victor Gabriel Brodeur; and Victor Gabriel Brodeur’s son, Nigel Brodeur – constitute a true Canadian naval […]

HMCS Thiepval

The remarkable journey of HMCS Thiepval

Clare Sharpe, CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum — HMCS Thiepval, a steadfast trawler that once travelled 10,000 miles in search of old-fashioned adventure as a support vessel for an epic round-the-world flight attempt, is now a shipwreck of national historical significance and a trendy site for recreational divers. Thiepval was launched in Montreal, Que., in 1917 […]

Little Ditty Box

A Little Ditty: a personal spin on possessions

From the Archives: Stories from the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum Clare Sharpe, CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum — One of the most prized possession in the belongings of ships’ ratings in years gone was the ditty box. A ‘ditty box’ (or bag) was a small, usually lockable receptacle every sailor made to store and […]