Objects and Photographs

Uniforms and Insignia

Robert N. McKinley Medal Set, HMCS Bonaventure
Robert N. McKinley Medal Set, HMCS Bonaventure

These medals belonged to Chief Petty Officer R.N. McKinley, the longest serving rating in the aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure.

McKinley's medals attest to Second World War service (left to centre), as well as to service in the Korean War (second and third from right). The Royal Canadian Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (right) recognizes his long career. Initially awarded for 15 years' service, the bar running across the ribbon indicates that McKinley subsequently spent another 15 years in the navy.

Medal Set, Robert N. McKinley
Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals
CWM 19810638-004

Robert N. McKinley Medal Set, HMCS Bonaventure
Deck Hook Bookends
Sailor's Uniform, mid-1960s
Royal Canadian Navy Parka and Trousers
Uniform, Captain Hans Arnsdorf
Uniform, Chief Petty Officer Eleanor Abra
Uniform, Commander William Kern
Uniform, Lieutenant Commander Edward Ross Murray
Gulf and Kuwait Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal
HMCS Chicoutimi Ball Cap
HMCS Shawinigan's Gun Shield Art
Ship's Badge, HMCS Inch Arran
Royal Canadian Navy Rum
"Beatty" Toby Jug
"Jellicoe" Toby Jug
Jewellery Box
Bosun's Call