Objects and Photographs

Uniforms and Insignia

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HMCS Shawinigan's Gun Shield Art
HMCS Shawinigan's Gun Shield Art

This plaque depicts HMCS Shawinigan's gun shield art, which featured a bulldog in a Canadian sailor's hat tearing apart a Nazi flag.

A number of unofficial crests include the attack or destruction of Nazi symbols, a short-hand reference to fighting Germany during the Second World War. The bulldog suggests tenacity, and is also perhaps a reference to Britain or to British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

CWM 20000131-005

Robert N. McKinley Medal Set, HMCS Bonaventure
Deck Hook Bookends
Sailor's Uniform, mid-1960s
Royal Canadian Navy Parka and Trousers
Uniform, Captain Hans Arnsdorf
Uniform, Chief Petty Officer Eleanor Abra
Uniform, Commander William Kern
Uniform, Lieutenant Commander Edward Ross Murray
Gulf and Kuwait Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal
HMCS Chicoutimi Ball Cap
HMCS Shawinigan's Gun Shield Art
Ship's Badge, HMCS Inch Arran
Royal Canadian Navy Rum
"Beatty" Toby Jug
"Jellicoe" Toby Jug
Jewellery Box
Bosun's Call