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Second World War
The Navy Ashore  - The Navy and the Home Front

The Royal Canadian Navy became a strong presence on Canada's home front during the Second World War. Naval imagery appeared in fundraising and propaganda materials, while Canadians built equipment for the navy, or were encouraged to support it through volunteer work.

"Meet the Navy" Program
"Meet the Navy" Program

Members of the cast and crew of the Royal Canadian Navy's musical revue "Meet the Navy" signed this copy of the show's program.

Created in 1943, "Meet the Navy" drew on professional theatre personnel as well as on members of the RCN and Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. The production included songs, dance routines, and skits, and its multi-page program was illustrated with photographs of Canadian ships and portraits of cast members by war artist Grant Macdonald.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19790468-001

$90 Killed this U-Boat!
Fifth Victory Loan, 1943
Seventh Victory Loan, Halifax, 1944
Careless Words may cause Disaster!
Censored Photograph, HMCS Wentworth
What would you do if I quit?
Manufacturing Naval Guns and Mountings
Torpedo Depth and Roll Recorder
Send the boys good Books and magazines
Knit for the Navy and Merchant Navy
Ditty Bags for Sailors
Sailor's Fur Vest
"Meet the Navy" Program
"Meet the Navy" Program
Royal Canadian Navy Certificate of Acknowledgement
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Pillow Cover
Cut-Out Allied Naval Units
The Canadian Navy Paint Book
V-E Day, St. John's, Newfoundland
Bedford Magazine Explosion, 1945