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Honouring museum founders and supporters

Honouring museum founders and supporters

Tatiana Robinson, Curator, CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum — The CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum likely would not exist today at the Base were it not for early supporters whose passion for military history drove the founding of the current Base Museum. In 1977, the museum’s modest beginnings were housed in a metal cabinet at the back […]

AB Zbarsky was one of 44 members killed after a torpedo attack by a German submarine in 1945.

Unraveling the story of AB Zbarsky

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer  —  Able Seaman (AB) Ralph Zbarsky was born on Oct. 23, 1924, in Saskatoon, Sask. He later attended the University of Saskatchewan and was president of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Young Judaea before his family moved to British Columbia. He enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 at 17. […]

Alan Dennis presents a painting of Royal Navy vessel HMS Griffin to Tatiana Robinson, CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum Curator, Nov. 17. Photo: Peter Mallett/Lookout

New Museum painting, a nod to the past

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer  — HMS Griffin returns to homeport  CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum now boasts another great addition to its collection: a historic painting of the Royal Navy (RN) vessel HMS Griffin. The acrylic on canvas rendering of the Griffin is the creation of Hugh Knollys, former Royal Navy (RN) Lieutenant-Commander and marine artist […]