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Sailor's Uniform, Leading Seaman Roland White
Sailor's Uniform, Leading Seaman Roland White

Ronald White, born in Orono, Ontario, was one of the many members of the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve who served in the Royal Navy.

During the war, White served in British minesweepers based in Scotland, and his cap tally reading "HM Minesweeper" reflects this service. The anchor badge on the left sleeve of White's uniform indicates he was a leading seaman, while the chevron below it was awarded for three years of good conduct. The insignia on the right sleeve identifies him as a gunner.

Sailor's Uniform, Leading Seaman Roland White
Cap, CWM 19940061-001
Jumper, CWM 19940061-002
Trousers, CWM 19940061-003
Collar, CWM 19940061-004
Scarf, CWM 19940061-006
Gaiters, CWM 19940061-008

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