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E.R. Campbell said:The saying went: "The RCNVR are gentlemen trying to be sailors; the RCNR are sailors trying to gentlemen; and the RCN are neither trying to be both."
My father joined in 1943 when he was 17, and was on active service until 1946. He was in the RCNVR.
SHADS....Where did it originate?
As this is another discussion about race relations within the CAF, this may, or may not, be of historical interest.
Here in Canada, No.2 Construction Battalion was, apparently, the only Black unit in the CEF.
My paternal grandfather was in No. 1 Construction Battalion C.E.F.
"At the time, racism was so blatant within the military that when the battalion was formed, Ontario's all-white No. 1 Construction Battalion changed its name to avoid the association with black soldiers.":