The Crow's Nest newspaper was founded in July 1942 and was published every month by HMCS CORNWALLIS "by kind permission of Captain J.C.I. Edwards, RCN". Printed by the Truro Printing & Publishing Company Limited, the Crow's Nest was a chronicle of the Royal Canadian Navy's wartime activities.
Some of the issues of the original Crow'sn Nest newspaper are available here as searchable PDF files.
Twenty-one issues of the Crow's Nest newspaper here (Dec 1943 - Aug 1945) are from the collection of William Randall McLean and were donated to For Posterity's Sake courtesy of Derwyn Crozier-Smith. The newspapers from this collection have been sent to the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum for preservation. They scanned them and have graciously provided copies of the PDF files for sharing here. My thanks to Derwyn Crozier-Smith and the staff at the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum
* These issues of the Crow's Nest are linked externally to The CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum website.
In November 1948, the Crow's Nest was reincarnated as The CROWSNEST magazine and was published until June 1965 when it was replaced by the Canadian Armed Forces Sentinel Magazine.
All issues, from start to end, are linked below. These were created from larger PDF files of 6 issues each. The original files can be found on the website of JERRY PROC at the following link - http://jproc.ca/crowsnest/
The third and most recent incarnation is a magazine with the same name as its immediate predecessor - Crowsnest. Issues from 2013 to 2017 are available online at: