Grumman Tracker, HMCS Shearwater
Officers and sailors pose in front of a Grumman Tracker anti-submarine aircraft at the Royal Canadian Navy's air base HMCS Shearwater.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) used a Canadian version of the American-designed Tracker, built by DeHavilland Canada. The Tracker's folding wings, clearly visible here, saved space and enabled more aircraft to be carried aboard an aircraft carrier. The RCN used Shearwater, near Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as the main base and training airfield for aircraft squadrons operating from carriers, as well as a home for training and experimental flying units.
George Metcalf Archival Collection