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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.

Royal Canadian Navy Certificate of Acknowledgement
Royal Canadian Navy Certificate of Acknowledgement

This certificate, created by Alan Beddoe, acknowledges the contribution of the T. Eaton Company to the success of the show "Meet the Navy."

Costumes and many of the other materials used to present "Meet the Navy" were donated by a variety of people and organizations, including Eaton's. Beddoe, who had a strong interest in heraldry, designed badges for Canadian ships and naval shore establishments as part of his duties. He is perhaps best known for his supervision of the illumination and lettering of Canada's Books of Remembrance for both world wars.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19860341-105

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$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