Royal Naval College of Canada, Class Photo, 1911
Established in 1910, the Royal Naval College of Canada produced a small group of officers who would occupy important positions in subsequent decades.
This 1911 class photograph includes L.W. Murray (second from left, second row) who, as Commander-in-Chief, Canadian Northwest Atlantic, became the only Canadian to command an Allied theatre of operations during the Second World War. The college had spaces for up to 45 officer cadets, aged 14 to 16, who would study for two years before spending a year with the Royal Navy in a large warship.
George Metcalf Archival Collection