Robert N. McKinley Medal Set, HMCS Bonaventure
These medals belonged to Chief Petty Officer R.N. McKinley, the longest serving rating in the aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure.
McKinley's medals attest to Second World War service (left to centre), as well as to service in the Korean War (second and third from right). The Royal Canadian Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (right) recognizes his long career. Initially awarded for 15 years' service, the bar running across the ribbon indicates that McKinley subsequently spent another 15 years in the navy.
Medal Set, Robert N. McKinley
Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals