Beginning in 1946 the Royal Canadian Navy took delivery of its first aircraft carrier, HMCS Warrior, on loan from the Royal Navy. Over the next 22 years three carriers served with the Royal Canadian Navy; HMCS Warrior, HMCS Magnificent, and HMCS Bonaventure. Featured aircraft include: Fairey Firefly, Hawker Sea Fury, Grumman Avenger, Sikorsky HO4S-2, McDonnell Banshee, and Grumman Tracker.
(B&W and Colour, 55 minutes)
RCN during World War II
For six long years the Canadian Navy was one of the principal contenders in what was to be known as the Battle of the Atlantic. Beginning the war with a mere 13 vessels and 3,000 men, the Royal Canadian Navy ended the war with 373 fighting ships and over 90,000 personnel. (B&W, 27 minutes)
RCN Fleet Review
To commemorate the Royal Canadian Navy's 100th Anniversary the Pacific International Fleet Review was held at Esquimalt near Victoria, BC in June 2010. It involving 21 naval ships from six countries. The DVD features: ship arrivals, fireworks display, fleet review and a spectacular air show against the backdrop of the Olympic mountains. (Col. 18 min.)
Total running time: 100 minutes Price: $24.95