MUTINY IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Presentation by Dave North
February 25, 2021 at 1900-2030
Club member Dave North will tell us about a number of mutinies that occurred in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) towards the end of the Second World War (although, as we will find out, the ‘mutinies’ were actually ‘work stoppages’ – so Canadian!).
Dave’s presentation covers the five incidents that occurred:
The first incident: HMCS Uganda (Quebec) in 1945The second: HMCS Ontario in August 1947
The third: HMCS Athabaskan in February 1949The fourth: HMCS Crescent in March 1949The fifth: HMCS Magnificent in March 1949
The presentation also covers the Mainguy Report on these incidents and the recommendations made to address the causes. The results of the report in the form of recommendations that were implemented and resulted in improved life for RCN personnel of all ranks over the subsequent years are also highlighted.
These events were instrumental in making the Navy a Canadian institution founded on Canadian norms and culture with its own way of doing things which moved away from the parent-child relationship with Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.
This presentation highlights the many changes which Canadians can identify with and be proud of.
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