Naval Reserve Association of Canada

Celebrating the Military and Civilian Contributions of Canadian Naval Reservists

The Centennial Gallery

On January 31st 2023 we salute Rear-Admiral Walter Hose, who was the driving force behind the creation of the Naval Reserve Réserve navale in Canada. He was a Royal Navy Officer who transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. Rear-Admiral Hose had served with
Royal Navy Reservists from Newfoundland during the First World War, and he was very impressed with their seamanship skills.

He wanted to establish a Naval Reserve Force to augment the Royal Canadian Navy, but met resistance at all levels.

After years of tireless effort by Rear-Admiral Hose, the Government of Canada authorized the organization of a Force to be called the Royal Canadian Navy
Volunteer Reserve on January 31st, 1923.

Now, 100 years later, the current 24 Naval Reserve Divisions celebrate this centennial. Click on the name of the NRD below to see how they marked the
anniversary.

UNTDA

Centennial Photo Gallery

Click on a badge to see their photos. Dimmed badges indicate no photos to date. Updated 15Oct23

Naval Reserve

HMCS Brunswicker
Saint John

HMCS Cabot
St John’s

HMCS Carlton
Ottawa

HMCS Cataraqui
Kingston

NCSM Champlain
Saguenay

HMCS Chippawa
Winnipeg

NCSM d’iberville
Rimouski

HMCS Discovery
Vancouver

HMCS Donnacona
Montréal

HMCS Griffon
Thunder Bay

HMCS Hunter
Windsor

NCSM Jolliet
Sept-îles

HMCS Malahat
Victoria

NCSM Montcalm
Québec

HMCS Nonsuch
Edmonton

HMCS Prevost
London

HMCS Queen
Regina

HMCS Queen Charlotte
Charlottetown

NCSM Radisson
Trois Rivières

HMCS Scotian
Halifax

HMCS Star
Hamilton