Service information for: 


Gerald E. (Jerry) McNair


Stoker, RCNVR


Gerald served in HMS PUNCHER during the Second World War.  As of April 2021, Gerald is alive and well.


Ships served in:



Certificate of Service

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Certificate of Service

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Training Record

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Training Record

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Jerry's medals:  1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, CVSM, War Medal 1939-45 and the Arctic Star.  Note:  The correct position of the Arctic Star is between the Atlantic Star and the CVSM.  Gerry received it decades after the war and it is not court mounted with his other medals.


RCNVR jacket patch

Sto PO trade badge


HMS PUNCHER with he disruptive paint scheme


Engine Room department of HMS PUNCHER

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Gerald (Jerry) McNair - front row, 2nd from left with arms resting on his knees



Unknown Victoria Class submarine on the synchrolift in Halifax, NS



Jerry (right) with his nephew Paul McNair aboard HMCS HAIDA - 2016

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Firefly that Jerry got to fly in as a passenger when he was 90!



Gerald (Jerry) McNair (centre) at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Remembrance Day 2019



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