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I seem to be having no luck trying to find information on the internet about several ships of the Royal Canadian Navy in WW II as part of my research into one man's service.

Any help would be much appreciated!

The following appear in his service record:

"Niobe", and "Cornwallis" I believe were RCN bases.

He served on boards HMC LCI 295 during the invasion of Normandy, and I have some information on that vessel, but I would dearly love to find out what unit or units the LCI was responsible for taking ashore at Normandy.

The current mysteries are "Peregrine" (in October of 1944), "Chaleur II" (March-September, 1945) and "Montcaln" (September-October, 1945).

Thanks, Gentlemen!

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H.M.C.S. PEREGRINE - Bangor Class Mine Sweeper

H.M.C.S. CHALEAUR - Bay Class Mine Sweeper

H.M.S.C. MONTCALM - Land Base, Quebec City, Quebec

Hope this helps.......

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What strikes me as odd is this:

By virtue of the Normandy landings his medal bar displays the "France and Germany Star".

If he subsequently served on minesweepers, should he have no received an "Atlantic" bar for that Star?

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There are many cases where the bar was issued and then lost..... Many years ago I was given a box full of the boxes and envelopes that the WW2 medals and bars were issued in from a local business that used to mount medals but was closing down..... In going through the box of boxes LOL, I found several bars for CVSM's and some France and Germany, Atlantic and one North Africa Bar..... Damn no Battle of Britain......

So could have lost quite easy......

Mike

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Navy Lists by year and quarterly publication - on 'internet archive (as is army lists and air force lists) - Canadian Navy ships (commonwealth) and establishments - only officers and warrant ranks listed with ship:

https://archive.org/stream/navylistapr1944v2grea#page/2954/mode/2up

Edited by Wintonian

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