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HMCS STADACONA

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CFB Halifax - Stadacona

Gate to HMCS STADACONA - c1944-45

From the collection of William R. Boiston, Cdr, RN

 

Stadacona, referred to as HMCS Stadacona before 1968 and frequently referred to as "Stad", is an adjunct to HMC Dockyard, Halifax. Stadacona contains the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School , the Canadian Forces Naval Operations School, the base hospital, the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre, and various messes. Stadacona is also home to the headquarters of 5th Canadian Division and the Maritime Command Museum. Stadacona was built as the British Army's Wellington Barracks, later known as the Nelson Barracks, as part of the Halifax Defence Complex. The British military forces departed from Canada in 1906. During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy appropriated the site from the army and it was transformed into HMCS Stadacona.

 

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Photos and Documents

 

Main gate at HMCS Stadacona - 1969

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

 

Main gate at Stadacona - 2019

Courtesy of Brian Lapierre

 

HMCS Stadacona - Instructions for Ratings Proceeding on Leave

From the collection of Harry Swanson

Courtesy of Jason Belanger

Herbert Edward Dowling, Stoker, RCN, HMCS Stadacona

From the collection of Herbert Edward Dowling, RCN

Courtesy of Bill Cumming

Alan Forrest (left) and Ken Medford, HMCS Stadacona. Alan later became a torpedoman on HMCS Matane

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Doug (left) and Ken Medford, HMCS Stadacona.  Doug is possibly Doug Gertell, who later served in HMCS Baddeck.

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS Stadacona's mascot

From the collection of Robert Macklem

Courtesy of Kelly Macklem

 

Webmaster's note: The kisby ring appears to have been cut out of another photo and placed over the mascot.

Funeral procession for an Admiral in Halifax while Ken Medford was on training at HMCS Stadacona

 

           

 

In photo 2, Ken Medford is in the left column, 4th from the front (beside the officer)

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Soccer Team at HMCS Stadacona

Crow's Nest newspaper - Jul 1944

 

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(TS01) Electrical school at HMCS Stadacona - 1949  (TS02-TS04) "The Wets" - ratings mess at HMCS Stadacona - 1949  (TS05-TS08) Ratings at "The Wets" - 1949

 

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(TS09) Ratings at "The Wets) - 1949  (TS10-TS11) Outside "The Wets" (TS12) Mac and Carleton  (TS13) Steve and Jack  (TS14) Tom Smith at HMCS Stadacona - 1949  (TS15) Tom Smith (left) John & Sid at HMCS Stadacona - 1949  (TS16) John, unknown and Tom Smith at HMCS Stadacona - 1949

 

From the collection of Tim Smith, C2ET, RCN

 

 

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(GB01) Unidentified sailors in front of the Seamanship Division at HMCS Stadacona 1949  (GB02) Gordon Broster (right) and friends by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS Stadacona 1949  (GB03) Gordon Broster (middle) and friends by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS Stadacona 1949  (GB04) Gordon Broster by the Seamanship Division Bldg at HMCS Stadacona 1949  (GB05) 

 

From the collection of Gordon Arnold (Art) Broster

Courtesy of Cathy Robinson

 

TAS Soccer Team at HMCS Stadacona - 1958

Courtesy of Gordon Stewart

Newspaper article on HMCS Stadacona beating HMCS Cornwallis to win the Tri-Service Basketball Championship

Halifax Mail Star 18 Dec 1961

Researched by / Courtesy of George Newbury

 

 

Course and Staff Photos

 

New Entry

 

Montreal Division - Jan 1941

 

Assiniboine, Fraser, Restigouche - Feb 1949

 

 

Trade Courses

 

Communications

 

Communicators Course - 1949

 

Signalman PL4 - Crse 7201

 

 

Electrical

 

Electrical  TG3 - 26 Jan 1970 - 28 Jun 1970

 

Electrical TG 3 - Crse 7402 - 07 Oct 1974 - 20 Mar 1975

 

Electrical TG 4 - Crse 01 & 02 - 1977

 

Electrian ET311 QL5 - date unknown

 

Electrical TQ6B Course - 1985

 

 

Engineering

 

M.T.E. Class 37 - 25 Feb 1943

 

M.T.E. Class 38 - 12 Mar 1943

 

M.T.E. Class 63 - 24 Nov 1943

 

M.T.E. Class 75 - 11 Feb 1944

 

M.T.E. Class 87 - 10 May 1944

 

M.T.E. Class 117 - 22 Feb 1945

 

M.T.E. Staff - 22 Feb 1945

 

 

Officers Courses

 

Junior Officers Technical and Leadership Course (J.O.T.L.C). - Dec 1957

 

Short Services Officers' Basic Training Course - Apr 1952

 

 

Radar Plotter

 

Radar Plotter 2 - 1951-52

 

Radar Plotter - RP 402 - 20 May 1961 - May 1963

 

Radar Plotter QL5 - c1986-87

 

 

Weapons

 

Gunnery Course - WW2 - date unknown

 

LTO(L) Class - 14 Mar 1945

 

Ordnance Artificer course - Circa 1941-42

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Instructional Technique Course #A-62 - 1959

 


 

HMCS STADACONA SPORTS TEAMS

 

Stadacona Blue Tide - East Coast Hockey Champions - 1953-54

 

 


 

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