Guestbook for robertgrenier.freecyberzone.com
Name:Don Pottie
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you from:
Cape Breton NS
Comments:Thank you for your site. I am searching for any information on a Seaman William Lebert, who I am told served on the Maggie around about 1955. My brother served on the Buckingham in the early sixties and he often spoke of the Maggie. Never did I ever think that one day I would post such a request. Any information you maybe able to offer would be greatly appreciated. ALWAYS REMEMBERED NEVER FORGOTTEN Don
July 23, 2016 00:14:19 (GMT Time)



Name:Randy Nickart
Where are
you from:
Windsor On
Comments:I am so glad to see this sight and to see my dads picture of those that served. I have always been proud of the fact that he was there.
November 8, 2015 19:39:38 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Qc
Comments:I wish to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment on this site. It is very comforting to me and I hope to be able to add some events some day as at the moment I was told by Webs that I have no more space left. Therefore I will buy somme more space soon and add more comments. Again thank you to every one of you for leaving a comment, it is very nice of your part.....!
March 20, 2015 14:20:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Qc
Comments:I wish to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment on this site. It is very comforting to me and I hope to be able to add some events some day as at the moment I was told my Webs that I have no more space left. Therefore I will buy somme more space soon and add more comments. Again thank you to every one of you for leaving a comment, it is very nice of your part.....!
March 20, 2015 14:17:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Michael Cousins
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you from:
Berkshire UK
Comments:I had a cousin (from Halifax NS) who served as a gunlayer on the Magnificent and the Bonaventure during the 1950s. He came and stayed with us when he was our side of the Atlantic. We liked him a lot but unfortunately we lost contact over the years.
October 7, 2014 22:28:08 (GMT Time)



Name:Wendy Ellis
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you from:
Burlington, Ontario
Comments:Hello Robert, Thankyou for putting up this website. My father, Alvin Nelles served on the Maggie, I believe 1950 to 1954. Unfortunately he passed away in 2006. I remember as a child going through all his pictures he had taken on his tour and being fascinated by them. The photo of the Maggie entering Havana with a smaller photo of Dad in uniform hung on my Grandmother's wall as I was growing up. My sincere thanks to you for this trip down memory lane.
March 2, 2014 18:29:55 (GMT Time)



Name:Penny Glencross
Where are
you from:
Markham, Ont
Comments:Hi Robert, So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. It must be very difficult as it was for my dad when my mum passed away. Thanks for your website. I keep reading to see if anyone remembers my dad on the Maggie. LCDR Leonard Picard who served with the peace keeping of the Suez Canal during 1956-57. We were young kids at the time and missed him greatly but he sent the most amazing gifts to us during his absence.
January 21, 2014 02:15:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Canada (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Qc)
Comments:Dear Mr. DeWolf: I'M sorry for not ansering you comments before, but I lately lost my wife after 60 years of mariage. So you underestand I did not visit my site for a while! As for Admiral DeWolf, he was my Commanding Officer, on both the Warrior and the Magnificient. I had great respect for this superior officer and was happy to serve him the best I could. It's funny how we find poeple on this site and all the others. It would have been useful and fun at the same time to have this technology when we served in the RCN. Thank you for your nice comments. Robert Grenier. (now 86 years old, but 17 at the time I joined).
January 11, 2014 23:20:38 (GMT Time)



Name:George DeWolf
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you from:
Mississauga , Ontario
Comments:My Father was Harry DeWolf's cousin but lived with his uncle Harry's dad when growing up so they were very much like brothers although 13 years apart in age. I found your site very interesting as there is very little about Harry's ships other than Haida. I found especially interesting the pictures of Haida with "Maggie". His old command from his new command. Thanks very much for doing this. Any picture of the "old man" from those years would be appreciated George@dewolf.com
November 26, 2013 16:51:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Canada! (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Qc.)
Comments:Hello Scott Murfitt! It's nice to mention that your Da«d was serving on the Maggie! I wish I had known him, but I was discharged before he came on board. Too bad he left so soon, and at 85 I think I will be gone soon myself! So take care and thanks for leaving a note!
December 4, 2012 02:18:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Scott Murfitt
Where are
you from:
Oakville, Ontario
Comments:Dear Sir: I hope this is the proper forum this message. My father William ( Bill ) Murfitt served on the Maggie in I believe the area of 1956-57. He worked on the fighter planes. He passed on November 19th of this year. I just wish to post this to inform any former members who visit the site. Thank You
November 27, 2012 13:43:40 (GMT Time)



Name:Maurice Robinson
Where are
you from:
Scadinavia
Comments:Thanks for this interesting reading of bygone years of my time too.
September 3, 2012 20:52:08 (GMT Time)




Name:Andrew Blake
Where are
you from:
Marlborough, England UK
Comments:Good evening Robert, I think you are mistaken when you state that HMCS Warrior, by then the 'Indepencia', served in the Falklands War - I assume you mean the 1982 conflict - because as I understand it she was scrapped in 1971. My interest stems from the fact that my father John Blake was her navigating officer in the early 1950s, and I still have a Warrior badge and a Warrior mug. :-) Andrew Blake A7cTH9
June 27, 2012 16:34:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Paul
Where are
you from:
Anchorage, Alaska
Comments:Great photos and stories. A treat to read. Thank you for sharing this bit of history.
April 23, 2012 22:39:44 (GMT Time)



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April 9, 2012 01:51:31 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Mont-Saint-Hilaire Qc.
Comments:Penny: I made a mistake on my e-mail address which is radisson64@hotmail.com and not as mentionned. Robert.
February 6, 2012 16:53:47 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier:
Where are
you from:
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Qc.
Comments:Hello Penny: If you have a scanner it yould be the best way to send me the pics my e-mail. Check to make sure the pics ar not on the site before. I appreciate your offer very much. My e-ail address is: radison64@hotmail.com
February 6, 2012 16:50:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Penny Glencross
Where are
you from:
Markham, Ontario
Comments:Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure how I could post pictures on your site. I guess I would have to send them to you first. I am slowly going through some of the slides my dad took. Did you know my dad while you were on board the Maggie?
February 4, 2012 20:55:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Mont-Saint-HIlaire Qc. Canada!
Comments:Penny Glencross I remember now! Your father was LtCdr in the navy, that's how you have all these slides. When I was in the Navy I wrote my girl firend a letter each week too! I was in my tweneets then, I'm now 84, I have 3 children all holding a bachelor degree from different Universities. 4 grand children also in different Universities, and one grand son aged 5, in kindergarten!!! And life goes on. I had 3 by-passes on my heart, and also a pacemaker, I feel well. Thanks again for your nice offer. Take care and "merci" again! Robert Grenier.
January 30, 2012 02:56:16 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Canada
Comments:Penny Glencross You are very nice to offer me some pictures of the Maggie! I would be happy to poste thm on my site depending if I have enough space because we are getting short at the moment. Thank you so much, and also tell me how you got the pictures or slides! Bob Grenier
January 30, 2012 01:27:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Penny Glencross
Where are
you from:
Montreal
Comments:I just came across a lot of slides, which I can scan. of pictures taken on and around the Magnificent, 1957, 1958. Would you like me to post some?
January 23, 2012 02:39:27 (GMT Time)



Name:Wayne Warford
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you from:
Comments:Hello Robert... I saw your Post on the Stad Band website (I'm the Webmaster), and I just finished looking through your Site. Very interesting. Thanks very much for contacting us and for including your website address. Although I just missed the days of Aircraft Carriers in the RCN. (I joined in 1971 and Retired just a couple of months ago). I did work for quite a number of years with guys who served in the Carrier bands and I have met a few from the band that served on HMCS Quebec (Uganda). I still have contact on occasion with a couple of guys from the bands of Warrior, Maggie and the Bonnie. I also very much enjoyed your "Life on Board" article. It brought back a few memories for me about my brief times sailing on a couple of Tribal Destroyers and a Frigate or two. The daily routine you described has not changed much, except for "the Tot", it's all pretty much as you told it. I would like to offer you a couple of CD recordings of the Stad Band and also a DVD video of a TV show we
December 18, 2011 16:59:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Wayne Warforde
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you from:
Comments:Hello Robert... > > I saw your Post on the Stad Band website (I'm the Webmaster), and I just > finished looking through your Site. Very interesting. Thanks very much > for contacting us and for including your website address. > > Although I just missed the days of Aircraft Carriers in the RCN. (I > joined in 1971 and Retired just a couple of months ago). I did work > for quite a number of years with guys who served in the Carrier bands > and I have met a few from the band that served on HMCS Quebec (Uganda). > I still have contact on occasion with a couple of guys from the bands of > Warrior, Maggie and the Bonnie. > > I also very much enjoyed your "Life on Board" article. It brought back > a few memories for me about my brief times sailing on a couple of Tribal > Destroyers and a Frigate or two. The daily routine you described has > not changed much, except for "the Tot", it's all pretty much as you told > it. > > I would like to offer you a couple of
December 18, 2011 16:47:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Penny Glencross
Where are
you from:
Ontario
Comments:My dad LCDR Leonard Picar served on the Maggie from 1955-57 during the Suex Crisis. He passed away in 2008 but was a very proud naval officer. I have just been reading the letters he wrote almost every day from the ship to my mum. I am attempting to write his memoirs so appreciate this website. Thanks.
December 3, 2011 22:05:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Canada....
Comments:Stephen Stanley Sproxton Preddy: I'M rreaolly sorry but we were so many able body seaman, and officers on the Maggie, that I may have met your father, but not remembre him after so many yeaars! Take care. Robert Grenier.
December 1, 2011 21:48:51 (GMT Time)



Name:Stephen Stanley Sproxton Preddy
Where are
you from:
Ottawa, ON Canada
Comments:Hello there. Love the site. My grandpa was stationed on the Maggie and I am looking for all info I can find on him. His name was Jack Sproxon. I know very little of his Naval career. I know he played center for the Maggie's basketball team. Thank you. Stephen Preddy
November 30, 2011 06:14:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
Where are
you from:
Canada ????
Comments:Howard Cooper, It was very nice to recieve your E-Mail and I decided to transfer it to this guest book for keeps. It seems your father and I were serving on the Maggie at the same time! I remember very well the work of the firemen on the flight deck, they were brave young men approaching an aircraft about to explose but saving their pilots at the risk of their own life! Thank you for your good words, and sorry for your Dad, I would have like to meet him, and I'm sure I have seen him doing his job! But we were so many on the crew...Take care! Bob Grenier
November 22, 2011 14:52:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Howard Cooper
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you from:
Comments:Hello Robert, I just wanted to say a big Thankyou for your Website on the Magnificent. My dad Gerry Cooper(G.K. Cooper) served on it from around 1945-50? I believe as a fireman. He had many fond memories of those years. He had a number of photos in his collection, a number of which I had posted to the Internet. It was great to see them on your site as I think they should be shared to show the world what you guys did. It was great to read your "Life On Board" page, and wish he was still around to see your page. He passed away in 2003. I enclosed a few photos from his collection, don't know if you remember him as there were probably thousands of people passing through your lives in those days. He joined in 1943 and was trained at HMCS Cornwallis(As Robert Cooper) and served on Huron, Iroquois, Techumsey Park and after the war signed up again to serve on the Magnificent. After his service he went on to work as an airline pilot for 34 years. http://aircraft-carriers.webs.co
November 19, 2011 20:54:45 (GMT Time)



Name:ABLM Tripp
Where are
you from:
Yorkton Sask
Comments:nice yarn about life aboard. i served on HMCS Lauzon, Kootenay and good old Gatineau. very nice to read sir blessings.
November 19, 2011 05:11:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
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you from:
Comments:John C. Pollard: Would you please tell us the difference between the US Navy and the Candian Navy, just curious! Take care and best wishes to you!
November 15, 2011 03:20:02 (GMT Time)



Name:John C. Pollard
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you from:
Comments:I enjoyed your website. I am an American. I am also the son of two Canadians. I retired from the US Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. I was a guest aboard the HMCS MacKensie for a week. Every since then I've been fascinated with the comparison between our two navies.
November 15, 2011 03:19:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
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you from:
Comments:Even if I do not answer all comments, please be sure I read all of them and it touches me. Thank you all, this is very nice from your part!
November 15, 2011 03:18:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
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you from:
Comments:On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 6:49 AM <radisson64@hotmail.com> wrote: My dear friend: Thank you so much for visiting my site on aircraft carriers, it was a pleasure for me to build it with the help of a friend from Quebec City. I joined the navy in 1945 and was sent to HMCS Naden for my basic training. I was a Naval-Air storesman, on both the Warrior and the Maggie. I paid off the Warrior and commissioned the Maggie in 1948. I enjoyed my stay in the navy, but after 10 years I think I had enough, I came back home in Trois-Rivi res and opened an insurance agency and worked at it untill 1991 and decided to sell and take my pension. I now live in Mont-Saint-Hilaire on the south shore of Montreal. With other boys of the Navy we founded HMCS Radisson, a reserve base in 1959. We also had sea cadets in our group, some of which joined the RCN later on. We had 3 kids, 4 grand children and one great grand son! All are well with good studies at the Unversity and Louise an I are now taking it easy. In 200
November 15, 2011 03:17:15 (GMT Time)



Name:ED FOY
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you from:
Comments:Hello Bob I wrote you once before,but never heard from you. I signed up in /53 & served on the Maggie in 55/56 We had a Band reunion in Nov. It rained for the whole time I was in N.S. I saw some old mates that I hadn't seen since /58. Get back to me soon. Bye for now ED FOY
November 15, 2011 03:16:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Marcus
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you from:
Comments:Interesting site. My father was part of a Naval delegation sent from Uruguay to Argentina to negotiate the sale of Warrior to Argentina. His DC3 had to make a forced landing in marsh land on the way to Mar del Plata naval base where she was berthed. I have to make a correction: Warrior/Indepencia was scrapped in 1971, long before the Falklands War, so she certainly did not serve there! (drumuke {at} gmail {dot} com
November 15, 2011 03:15:22 (GMT Time)



Name:ED FOY
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you from:
Comments:Great site Served on the MAGGIE in 55/56 Was in the band. Stad band is having a reunion in Nov. Did you know that the Maggie avengers are still in use in N.B.? They are used for firefighting. I can be contacted at agefoy@gmail.com Thanx ED
November 15, 2011 03:13:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Liz Schroeder
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you from:
Comments:Robert Grenier: You can't imagine how thrilled I am to read your reply to my post re Leslie Fry Peever. Thanks "Sunshine".
November 15, 2011 03:12:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Martin Stein
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you from:
Comments:My Dad, Winston ( Windy ) Stein was part of the crew that picked up the Warrior when it joined the Canadian Navy, He always kept his pictures as this was one of the proudest moments of his life. Wish that I had found this site before he passed.
November 15, 2011 03:11:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Devon Power
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you from:
Comments:my grandfather James Power served on the Maggie I believe as an electrition, he passed away a few years ago, but i'm happy that i got to learn about the ship that he served on, thank you
November 15, 2011 03:10:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
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you from:
Comments:My dear Gabriel: Thank you for your E-Mail, I appreciate it very much! I also received your picture, and I take it that it was taken in winter time as you are all wearing blue caps! LOL... As for your question rgarding the Lahaise family, I must tell you that I'm not from Mont-Saint-Hilaire originaly, but from Trois-Rivi res....I live here only since 1993 when I retired from my insurance agency. Therefore I asked a friend if he knew the Lahaise family and fortunaly he did. They were living in this town, on the corner of "Le Chemin de la Montagne" and "le Chemin des Patriotes", but the city has demolished the house in order to build a park in it's place. It seems that the family is all gone, except Leo and a girl, brother and sister of Frank, your friend. Your friend was killed while crossing the railroad tracks in "St-Basile Le Grand", not far from here. The name of the town MacKayVille never existed. But we have a town called McMasterville, a few miles from St-Basile Le Grand, where t
November 15, 2011 03:09:45 (GMT Time)



Name:Gabriel Simard
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you from:
Comments:Good day Mr. Grenier. My name is Gabriel Simard. Born in Jonquiere Qu bec. 1929. First I want to tell you that I apprciate to look at all the infos about the navy, good remeniscing of my time in the navy. Joined in 1953 to 1963 in the Naval Air Branch. Served in Shearwater and also on th Maggie. Last Meditarenian cruise 1955-1956. As far as saying I enjoyed being in the navey, well I did not! Why is that I am writing to you is that I noticed that you are from Mont-Saint-Hilaire Qc. I had a very good friend in the RCN. Name of Frank Lahaise and knew the Lahaise family very well. They lived in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, They had a small apple orchard. I remember that they lived across a "p pini re". Fran was in the supply department. He got out after 5 years and then working as a policeman in Montreal. He was killed going back home one night when crossing the railroad tracks in McKayville. If you ever knew this family, I would appreciate getting a reply. Gabriel Simard, Harvey Station New-Bruns
November 15, 2011 03:08:28 (GMT Time)



Name:John Emrick
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you from:
Comments:Hi Robert, thanks for stoping by my site and I am enjoying yours as well. you have definately showed us all that age is no barrier when we get to do what we enjoy to keep the mind sharp. A very informative site and I will link you on y site. Best regards and have a very happy New Year. John... http://www.underthecat.com
November 15, 2011 03:07:16 (GMT Time)



Name:ALLAN BROWNE
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you from:
Comments:Just found the site and it is great. Served on Maggie during Coronation and Mariner in the 50s. VF 871 Squadron out of Shearwater. Researching PICKLE a wooden yawl which we transported to Canada after the Coronation and raced for many years in the RCN as a sail training vessel to replace HMCS Oriole when she went west. Any information would be helpful - send to email: abckits@hotmail.com. Thanks and happy memories.
November 15, 2011 03:06:15 (GMT Time)



Name:JUDI HARPER KENDALL
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you from:
Comments:My Dad, Lyle Harper (Hap) served on the Magnificent. He had gret stories about it and I really enjoyed reading your website!! We lived in Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia (Shearwater) and I have great memories about that!
November 15, 2011 03:04:49 (GMT Time)



Name:Luc Fournier
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Comments:Ce site est très bien monté . Cependant des anecdotes de la vie à bord de ces géants des mers seraient intéressants. Serait-il possible d'en ajouter? Merci beaucoup.
November 15, 2011 03:03:32 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike Heller
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you from:
Comments:Altough this site is in french, which I can read, it's nice to remember... Aircarft-carriers are very dangerous to work on, as you never know what's gonna happen. I like your pics very much! I'll take a Guinness to your health! Bye... Congrat... Lieutenant!
November 15, 2011 03:01:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Lieut. Commander Danny Jefferson
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you from:
Comments:Very accurate story! I wish to say that you have created a nice site. But I also think that the aircarft-carriers were of no use for the Canadian Navy. Continue your good work! Danny.
November 15, 2011 03:00:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Chuck
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you from:
Comments:Hi Sunshine! Nice to hear from you after so many years. I fell on you site by pure hazard! You have done a good job and I remeber everything too! We are now old folks you and I, but seems you are fine! jackie says hello and take care!
November 15, 2011 02:58:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
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you from:
Comments:Well Mr. Duncan, we contacted each other many times in the last week and I hope my informations were of some help to you! I visited your web site and I find it very impressive, thank you and take care, Sir! Robert Grenier Lieut, RCNR (ret).
November 15, 2011 02:56:56 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Duncan
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you from:
Comments:I am trying to validate the story that our AS-3 (TBM) Avenger, BuNo 53503, participated in an honor guard fly-over during Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953. If you have any further insight to this action, positive or not, or any further resources I may contact, please contact me at duncan@airbase1.com. Feel free to view our www.rmwcaf.org website too.
November 15, 2011 02:56:04 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
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you from:
Comments:Liz Schroeder: I remember Lieut. "Crash" Peever but I did not think one moment I would be talking about this nice and friendly pilot at this time! Yes we have lost some of our "buddies" suring the time we were sailing. I lost my 3 best friends in the Atlantic, and a sea burial is very hard for all the members of the crw present to assist to! Very sorry for "Crash" he was such a nice man! You know Liz, it's always the best ones that are going first..... I never thought that after 59 years I would be taking to a member of his family over internet! I'M now 82 and I have lots of memories still hunting me of my time in the RCN! Take care! "Sunshine " (my nick name on board!)
November 15, 2011 02:55:15 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
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you from:
Comments:Jack Robertson: I do not remember that the shafts you are mentionning came up to the flight deck. Only the elevators camme up to the flight deck in order to lower the aircrafts down the the hangers below. Maybe this is what you are talking about, is it? You can see a pic with an aircraft going down such an elevator in one of my pics. Sorryabout this but I dont catch what you mean! Thank you for you comment!
November 15, 2011 02:54:11 (GMT Time)



Name:Dave Howell
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you from:
Comments:Very informative site. My father Frank Howell was a Stoker on the Maggie and I have seen a few of the photos you posted before, including the postcard of the Maggie entering Havana Harbour.
November 15, 2011 02:53:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Liz Schroeder
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you from:
Comments:Oops, that should read the "starboard" bow!
November 15, 2011 02:52:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Liz Schroeder
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you from:
Comments:My first cousin, Leslie Fry Peever, nickname "Crash", was killed serving on the Maggie in 1950 when his Firefly went over the straboard bow. The MICMAC recovered the observer in that accident.
November 15, 2011 02:51:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Jack Robertson
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you from:
Comments:Thank you for this web site. My father served on the Warrior in the first part of 1947. He was injured when he fell down an elevator shaft on the way to the "movies" and was forced to return to Halifax. As a result of the accident, after all these years he is now having his knee replaced. I was looking to build a model diorama depecting the event aboard the Warrior but am anuable to find pictures of the shaft which he fell into. I know where the actual aircraft elevators were. He describes at as a four foot opening where the actautor for the aircraft elevators were located. I can see no such openings in any of the photos I have seen. If you have any such photos, or can describe the location of these actuator shafts I would be appreciative. I don't want to ask my father as I wish to suprise him with this diorama. Thank you Jack Robertson jack.d.robertson@sympatico.ca
November 15, 2011 02:50:09 (GMT Time)



Name:Rick Legeer
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you from:
Comments:Very informative. Thanks for putting this up. My father served on the Maggie in the early '50's. I believe he was actually with one of the squadrons but of course they sailed on Maggie most of the time. We lived in housing on Shearwater nicknamed Dogpatch. I understand those houses have long been torn down. My Dad went on to serve on the Ontario out of Victoria and the Bonaventure in the early '60's where he was the Electrical Commander.
November 15, 2011 02:48:37 (GMT Time)



Name:Ben Garneau
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you from:
Quebec
Comments:Thanks a lot, Robert It was a pleasure for me to build this little website. We received some snow today and it was a good time for me to do it. Let me add a good word for our good friend Tabata who made the first version of the site. Indeed, this site is a tribute to our military, these people who put their talents and skills to serve their country, I mean those who defend the rights and freedoms of Canadians, and at the risk of their health and their lives. Congratulations to all of you ... P.S. My english is not perfect, but I'm still learning ...
November 15, 2011 02:47:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Grenier
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you from:
Mont St-Hilaire
Comments:I want to thank Ben Garneau, from Quebec City for building up this site with my pictures and comments as I'm sure you will enjoy it. At 80 years old I leave this kind of work to people who have the know how! These are the stories of the seamen and officers of the RCN just after the 2nd W.W. and life was not that easy then, as we would think. To be on an Aircrat Carrier needed a lot of traning, espacially for the pilots and aircraft handlers who took many chances and had many crashes on the flight deck, which neeeded to be cleaned off in a hurry for the next landing. Again I wish to thank my good friend Ben Garneau, in the name of all the crew men and officers who served on these fine ships. They were the pride of the Royal Canadian Navy. Robert Grenier. RCN and RCNR Lieut (ret).
November 15, 2011 02:44:46 (GMT Time)