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Canadian Blue Ensign
Canadian Blue Ensign

This Canadian Blue Ensign was given to Edouard Gagnon, a Canadian who served in Arctic convoys for two years.

At the time he received the flag, Gagnon, a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, was on loan to the Royal Navy aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Trumpeter. A sailor from an unidentified Canadian merchant ship recognized Gagnon as a fellow Canadian, and gave him the flag. While Canadian merchant ships usually flew the Red Ensign, those where a captain and some of the crew were officers in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve were authorized to fly Blue Ensigns like this one.

Blue Ensign
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Commander James Leslie Harries Medal Set
White Ensign, LCI(L) 250
Chaplain James Harold Graven's Pyx
Royal Canadian Navy Beach Commando Battle Dress Blouse
Canadian Blue Ensign
Medal Set, Dennis Thompson Forster, HMS Nabob
Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship Service Dress Jumper
Canadian Pacific Cap Badge and Cap Band
Merchant Navy Sweetheart Brooch
Merchant Navy War Service Badge, Somer Oscar James
Merchant Navy Uniform, Clovis Ira Bordeleau
Balaclava, Clovis Ira Bordeleau
Identity Bracelet, Robert Bush
Memorial Cross, Third Engineer Alfred Henry Perry, SS Fort Longueuil
David McMillan's Merchant Navy Uniform
Uniform, Rear Admiral Sturton Mathwin Davis
Ship's Crest, HMCS Porte de la Reine
HMCS Labrador's White Ensign
Uniform, Reverend Ernest Gordon Blair Foote
Sea Cadet Jumper
Uniform, Rear-Admiral Kenneth L. Dyer
Service Dress Jacket, Chief Petty Officer James Richard Ross
Denim Working Dress Uniform
    Date created: October 29, 2010