Naval Service of Canada Recruiting Poster
This poster describes the sorts of recruits - both men and boys - wanted for Canada's newly created naval service.
HMCS Rainbow forms the central focus, but the poster also highlights aspects of naval life, including gunnery and signals training, and presents an alluring scene of sailors landing on a beach. Following the creation of the Naval Service, over 800 men and boys were recruited by posters like this one. The 1911 election of Sir Robert Borden's Conservative government, which had opposed the creation of the navy while in Opposition, saw these numbers slashed to 350, and HMCS Niobe consigned to port.