Objects and Photographs

Uniforms and Insignia

Uniform, Rear-Admiral Kenneth L. Dyer
Uniform, Rear-Admiral Kenneth L. Dyer

This uniform belonged to Rear-Admiral Kenneth Dyer, who commanded Canada's Atlantic fleet during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

In October 1962, the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba brought the superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union - to the brink of war. Having earlier warned Ottawa of increasing Soviet submarine activity before the crisis became public knowledge on 22 October, Dyer quickly cancelled all non-essential sailings and placed the fleet on a war footing. During and after the crisis, his ships conducted joint anti-submarine patrols with American forces.

Summer Dress Uniform, Rear-Admiral Kenneth L. Dyer
Cap, CWM 20020090-008
Summer Dress Jacket, CWM 20020090-014
Summer Dress Trousers, CWM 20020090-015

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