Objects and Photographs

Uniforms and Insignia

Medal Set, Dennis Thompson Forster, HMS Nabob
Medal Set, Dennis Thompson Forster, HMS Nabob

Dennis Thompson Forster, a native of Enderby, British Columbia, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (left) for helping to save HMS Nabob.

Forster, who had considerable knowledge about damage control, was an electrical officer in HMS Nabob when the German submarine U-354 torpedoed the carrier. By helping shore up damaged bulkheads to prevent further flooding, and through his instrumental role in getting the ship under way again, Forster was partly responsible for keeping Nabob afloat during the arduous five-day, 1,600 kilometre journey back to Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.

Medal Set, Dennis Thompson Forster
Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals
CWM 20060080-001

Lieutenant John Shand's Sweater
Commander James Leslie Harries Medal Set
White Ensign, LCI(L) 250
Chaplain James Harold Graven's Pyx
Royal Canadian Navy Beach Commando Battle Dress Blouse
Canadian Blue Ensign
Medal Set, Dennis Thompson Forster, HMS Nabob
Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship Service Dress Jumper
Canadian Pacific Cap Badge and Cap Band
Merchant Navy Sweetheart Brooch
Merchant Navy War Service Badge, Somer Oscar James
Merchant Navy Uniform, Clovis Ira Bordeleau
Balaclava, Clovis Ira Bordeleau
Identity Bracelet, Robert Bush
Memorial Cross, Third Engineer Alfred Henry Perry, SS Fort Longueuil
David McMillan's Merchant Navy Uniform
Uniform, Rear Admiral Sturton Mathwin Davis
Ship's Crest, HMCS Porte de la Reine
HMCS Labrador's White Ensign
Uniform, Reverend Ernest Gordon Blair Foote
Sea Cadet Jumper
Uniform, Rear-Admiral Kenneth L. Dyer
Service Dress Jacket, Chief Petty Officer James Richard Ross
Denim Working Dress Uniform