Royal Naval College of Canada Third Term Reunion, 1932
Canada's interwar navy was commanded by a small "band of brothers" with extensive exposure to Britain's Royal Navy.
The small size of the Royal Naval College of Canada's early classes, as shown by this reunion photograph, resulted in relatively few Canadian officers being available for the interwar Royal Canadian Navy. Those who remained in Canada's tiny navy spent time alternating between service in Canada and postings to British ships and training establishments. While their numbers were adequate for peacetime, this shortage of trained officers would cause problems during the Second World War.
George Metcalf Archival Collection