HMCS NADEN

 

RCN barracks Esquimalt

 

part of CFB ESQUIMALT

 

Course / Staff photos

 


 

R.C.N. Signal Class, HMCS NADEN 1931-1932

From the collection of Thomas Carson

Courtesy of June Copley

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(1) D. Macfarlane  (2) Bill Waters  (3) Charles W. "Tug" Wilson, L/Sig Instructor  (4) Thomas Carson  (5) Cedric Smith

 


 

Communication Trade Course, HMCS NADEN - 1941

"Class 7, RCN"

From the collection of Bill Clark

Courtesy of Suzanne Clark

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Telegraphist Course - HMCS NADEN

From the collection of George Crew

Courtesy of Catherine Crewe

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(5) Miller, Colin A.  (8) Crewe, Ernest George

 


 

4th of AA III

Anti-Aircraft Gunner's Course

circa 1943

HMCS NADEN

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From the collection of Ted Thomason, P2RT, RCN / C.A.F.

 

Courtesy of Ed Paquette

 


 

New Entry course - HMCS NADEN - circa 1942

From the collection of Daniel Dunbar

Courtesy of Dan Dunbar

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(3) Dunbar, Daniel

 


 

Seaman Torpedoman's Course - S.T. Class 5

May 1943

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From the collection of  Howard Samuel (Sandy) Sanderson, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Renee Vandenborre Legg

 

(1) H. Sanderson  (2) B. Habbin(sp?)  (3) G.J. Simmonson  (4) W. Robinson  (5) G. Thomson  (6) J.E. Clancy

 

(7) H. Parnell  (8) G.N. Olsen  (9) B. Cormack  (10) E.J. Bloomer  (11) M. Eurke  (12) M.R Jenkins  (13) William Rudy

 

(14) N.J. Lowman  (15) L. Helm  (16) Lorne S. Kelsey  (17) W.E. Henderson, PO  (18) S.G. Johnston  (19) R. Tunall  (20) Art (Arthur) Skoda

 


 

HMCS NADEN - ERA Class 70 - May 1943

From the collection of Kenneth Dawson

Courtesy of Randy Dawson

 

(1) Gawbie, James H  (2) Parkinson, Jim  (3) Hurrington, Frank  (4) Plain, Hilton  (5) Lamont, Donald  (6) Pedduck, Laurie

 

(7) Blair, Ernest  (8) Collins, Larry  (9) Hirtanen, Bill  (10) Elliott, Bill, WO  (11) Durrell, Allan  (12) Dawson, Kenneth N.  (13) Wilson, Allan W.  (14) Fleming, M.  (15) Robinson, Lloyd

 

(16) Murchison, John W.  (17) Mcauley, Edwin  (18) McClennan, Bob  (19) Zimmerman, Fred  (20) Burteh, Malvin  (21) Kelly, Harold  (22) Boyd, Russell  (23) Alcock, Tom  (24) Gilchrist, Harry  (25) Dunn, Don  (26) Smith, George  (27) Jamieson, Frank  (28) Palmer, Victor  (29) Kay, John B.  (30) de Pencier, H.T.  (31) Boeckner, Nelson

 

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Course photo - 11 Jun 1943 - HMCS NADEN

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From the collection of William H. McComb

Courtesy of Sandra MCComb

 

(34) McComb, William

 


 

Unknown trade or new entry course at HMCS NADEN - date unknown

 

From the collection of Leonard Maslen, Sto, RCNVR

Courtesy of Alan Maslen

 


 

Graduates Torpedo Class

11 Jun 1943 - HMCS NADEN

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From the collection of William H. McComb

Courtesy of Sandra MCComb

 

(2) Lovegrove, H., LS LTO  (9) McComb, William

 

signatures: H. Lovegrove Ld/Sea LTO Vancouver BC; J.M. Ritchie, London, Ont.; Wm. H. Goold, Qualicum Beach B.C.; Don Gray, Guelph Ont; Bruce J. Block, Port Credit Ont.; U.D. John, Sidney B.C.; Andrew A. Allen, St. Thomas Ont.; Doug Taylor, Stratford, Ont.; Fred Wickens, Winnipeg; J.E. Zeller, Guelph Ont.; Albert Bussington, Winnipeg Man; Ron Peckham, London Ont" //Wm. (Billy/Bill) H. McComb

 

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HMCS NADEN - Engineering Course - 05 Oct 1943

From the collection of George Howse

Courtesy of Dennis Carson

 

(9) Howse, George

 

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HMCS NADEN - Lunenburg Division - 3 classes: Seamen A-17, Air Mechanics M-29, Stokers M-30 - date unknown

From the collection of Gerard Nadeau

Courtesy of Jean-Guy Nadeau

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HMCS NADEN - Lunenburg Division - Seaman and Radio Operators

From the collection of Gerard Nadeau

Courtesy of Jean-Guy Nadeau

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HMCS NADEN

Algonquin Division - Apr 1946

From the collection of Herbert Addison

Courtesy of Tim Addison

 


 

New Entry Training, HMCS NADEN, 1947

From the collection of Ed Chadwick

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

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(1) Rhymes, Reg (Smokey)

 


 

New Entry 12 Class, HMCS NADEN, 1948

Courtesy of Francis Dowdall

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(1) Weir, Tom of Winnipeg, MB  (2) Dowdall, Francis of Sharbot Lake, ON  (3) Mingo, Leslie of Truro, NS  (4) Bob Banks of Fredericton, NB  (5) Earl McKeen of Owen Creek, BC  (6) Moodie, "Red" of Perth, ON  (7) Kairn, "Tubby" of Woodstock, ON  (8) Demontigny, Gilles of Trois-Rivieres, QC  (9) Horncastle, Reg of Fredericton, NB  (10) Spence, Clarke of Howarden, SK  (11) Kurney, Gene of Aberdeen, SK  (12) Bembrose, Al of Fredericton, NB  (13) Hutchings, Don of Perth, ON  (14) Peterson, Eric of BC  (15) Wells, Stan of Ottawa, ON  (16) MacDonald, Robert of Winnipeg, MB  (17) Turnbull, Dave of Penticton, BC  (18) Falo?Filo, John of Timmons, ON  (19) Sutherland, Bob of Woodstock, ON  (20) Abs, Harold of Regina, SK  (21) McNair, Bill of Mirror, AB  (22) Roberts, Gerry of Kirkland Lake, ON

 

 

(1) Three members of New Entry 12 Class, HMCS NADEN, 1948 - L-R: Clarke Spence, 10263-E, O/Tel from Hawarden, SK; Bill McNair, 9949-E, Stoker from Mirro, AB; Francis Dowdall, 7337-H, LM2c from Sharbot Lake, ON  (2) New Entry 12 Class  "We were a small class and we were selected to be the Colour Guard and Precision Squad for performances during Navy Week and at the opening of the Provincial Parliament. We spent a lot of time on the parade square."  (3) New Entry 12 Class, 1948, dress rehearsal for "Colours" on the parade square, HMCS NADEN

 

From the collection of Francis Dowdall

 


 

New Entry Training Course, HMCS NADEN, Dec 1948

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

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OS James Madden back row, 8th from left

 


 

New Entry Division Oct 1948 - HMCS NADEN

From the collection of Robert (Bob) Theriault

Courtesy of Bob Theriault

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(1) Theriault, Bob

 

New Entry Division Oct 1948 - Huron Class 20 - HMCS NADEN

From the collection of Robert (Bob) Theriault

Courtesy of Bob Theriault

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(1) Rogers, Douglas  (2) Ketti?, Robi  (3) Day, Sonny  (4) Fong, Dow  (5) Theriault, Bob  (6) Coulter  (7) Gillis, Don  (8) Russel  (9) Dyck  (10) West, Fred  (11) McAllan, Roy  (12) Tisly?  (13) Keays  (14) Hunter, Ross

 


 

New Entry Division Dec 1948 - Huron Class 25 (U-25) - HMCS NADEN

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From the collection of C2RM W.M. Smith

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny


(1) Blanchette  (2) Rincourt  (3) Mitchell  (4) Thurston  (5) Belley  (6) Ruell  (7) Bellerive

(8) Bryce  (9) Moss  (10) Davies  (11) Madden  (12) Bauer  (13) Smith, W.M.

(14) Manson  (15) Sanford  (16) Coulson  (17) Achtzner  (18) Unknown  (19) Cosby

 

(13) Smith, W.M., 10991-E - became as C2RM

(19) Cosby, D.W., 10700-E - became as C1SG. He also had wartime service in the RCNVR

 


 

New Entry Course - 1949 - HMCS NADEN

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(2) Dziadyk, William Carter (Bill)

 


 

L-R: G. Sutherland, William Carter Dziadyk and Sampson during new entry training at HMCS NADEN - Mar 1949

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Courtesy of Bill Dziadyk

 


 

New Entry Division - HMCS NADEN - date unknown

From the collection of Dick Maletta

Courtesy of Bob Theriault

 

Dick and friends learning about the Navy at HMCS NADEN

New Entry Friends

From the collection of Dick Maletta

Courtesy of Bob Theriault

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New Entry Class - HMCS NADEN - date unknown

From the collection of Dick Maletta

Courtesy of Bob Theriault

 


 

 

Training course at HMCS NADEN 1949

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

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RC 3's Course, HMCS NADEN, 1951

 From the collection of George (Cowboy) Watt

 Courtesy of Christopher Watt

 


 

Victualling Storesman Trade Group 1 - 1951

HMC Supply School

HMCS NADEN

RCN Negative # E15605

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Comm School Staff - HMCS NADEN - 1959

From the collection of Robert (Bud) (Bob) Theriault

Courtesy of Bob Theriault

 

(1) Bennet, CPO2  (3) Theriault, Bob, P2

 


 

Unknown course at HMCS NADEN

Courtesy of Erin Brownlee

 


 

Instruction Staff - Comm School - HMCS NADEN 1967

From the collection of Robert (Bob) (Bud) Theriault

Courtesy of Bob Theriault

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(1) Theriault, Bob, PO1  (2) Rowley, Al, Lt (3) Bonner, Al, LCdr  (4) Drummond, C2  (5) Holman  (6) Leach  (7) Featherby  (8) Rivest (missing Wiege)

 

HMCS NADEN

Radar Plotter Trade Group 2 Course - 1956

Regatta Boats Crew

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From the collection of Rick Bridges, C2RPI, RCN

 

(1) Yetman (2) Peterson, R.J.  (3) McEachern  (4) Evans  (5) Bridges, Rick, P1RPI  (6) Dyck  (7) Hlasny, Steve

 


 

HMCS NADEN

Radar Plotter Trade Group 3 course - 1955

From the collection of Rick Bridges, C2RPI, RCN

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(1) Pederson  (2) Jack  (3) Paquette, Ernie  (4) Dunsmore  (5) Bridges, Rick, P1,RPI  (6) Noble, Dick  (7) Lundy

 


 

Radar Plotter Course photos from 1949 - 1966 at HMCS NADEN

 

This series of photos are not complete - many course photos are missing from this collection.

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

RP 309 - 1949

 

RP 310 - 1950

 

RP 311 - 1951

 

RP 202 - 1952

 

RP 317/318 - 1952

 

RP 317/318  - 1952 (2)

 

RP 319 - 1952

 

RP 203 - 1953 (2)

 

RP 322 - 1953

 

RP 323 - 1953

 

RP 324 - 1953

 

RP 324 - 1953 (2)

 

RP 325 - 1953

 

RP 326 - 1953

 

RP 327 - 1953

 

RP 204 - 1954

 

RP 204 - 1954 (2)

 

RP 328 - 1954

 

RP 329 - 1954

 

RP 330 - 1954

 

RP 333 - 1954

 

RP 334 - 1954

 

RP 335 - 1954

 

RP 337 - 1954

 

RP 338 - 1954

 

RP 339 - 1954

 

RP 340 - 1954

 

RP 205 - 1955

 

RP 206 - 1955

 

RP 207 - 1955

 

RP 208 - 1955

 

RP 340 - 1955

 

RP 341 - 1955

 

RP 342 - 1955

 

RP 343 - 1955

 

RP 344 - 1955

 

RP 209 - 1956

 

RP 210 - 1956

 

RP 211 - 1956

 

RP 211 - 1956 (2)

 

RP 346 - 1956

 

RP 347 - 1956

 

RP 349 - 1956

 

RP 350 - 1956

 

RP 213 - 1957

 

RP 214 - 1957

 

RP 351 - 1957

 

RP 352 - 1957

 

RP 353 - 1957

 

RP 354 - 1957

 

RP 355 - 1957

 

RP 356 - 1957

 

RP 357-1957

 

RP 216 - 1958

 

RP 217 - 1959

 

RP 217 - 1959 (2)

 

RP 201 E - 1960

 

RP 202 ES - 1960 (1)

 

RP 202 ES - 1960 (2)

 

RP 202 ES - 1960 (3)

 

RP 203 ES - 1961 (1)

 

RP 203 ES - 1961 (2)

 

RP 206 ES - 1963

 

RP 207 ES - 1963

 

RP 209 - 1964

 

RP 210 ES - 1965

 

RP 212 ES - 1965

 

RP 364 / 365 - 1965

 

RP 213 ES - 1966 (1)

 

RP 213 ES - 1966 (2)

 

RP 358

 

RP 359

 

RP 360

 

RP 361

 

RP 362

 

RP 363

 

RP 366

 

RP 368

 

RP 369

 

RP Courses - Post Unification

 

RP 112

 

RP 113

 

RP 114

 

RP 115

 

RP 116

 

RP 118

 

RP 119

 

 

 

 


 

 

Fire Controlman Course 7001, Black Rock, CFFS Esquimalt, located in HMC Dockyard Esquimalt

Courtesy of Al Wills

 

(1) Corini, OS  (2) o'Connor, OS  (3) Pardoe, OS  (4) Wesolowski, OS  (5) Wills, OS  (6) Brand, OS  (7) Rihela, OS  (8) Henrickson, OS  (9) Oldham, OS

 

Note:  Black Rock is the west coast equivalent to Osborne Head Gunnery range, but on a much smaller scale (no live gunnery), it was (is) the only Fleet School Esquimalt that is in Dockyard, not NADEN. All west coast Firecontrolmen from the '60s and onward were trained there, as were new entry NESOPs to present day. The new Cayuga building was built there in the early '80s and has been since retrofitted to EW gear leaving no west coast shore based gunnery facilities available, even the gun was removed a few years ago! Before the Cayuga building all the Firecontrol gear was housed in the shore battery bunkers deep below ground. (Courtesy of Al Wills)

 


 

 

Weapons Underwater Course, HMCS NADEN

 

Vern Little, Front Row, 1st on left

Dave Coughlin, Back Row, 1st on right

 

From the collection of Vernon Little 

Courtesy of Don Little

 


 

Weapons Underwater Course 218B, HMCS NADEN

 

Front L-R:  Vern Little, unknown, unknown, Bob Czop

2nd Row: L-R:  unknown, Fred Button, unknown, Alf Carr, Les Grant

3rd row L-R: unknown, Bob Copeland, unknown, Dan Cox, unknown, unknown, Dave Coughlin

 

From the collection of Vernon Little

Courtesy of Don Little

 


 

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