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About Dinger

A sea cadet at RCSCC LION from 1963 to 1968, I joined the Naval Reserve at HMCS STAR in 1968 as a Bos'n. I was an Officer Cadet in the ROUTP, commissioned in 1971, and awarded my watchkeeping ticket in 1973. I served at sea, at one time or another, in all five Gate Vessels and HMCS FORT STEELE & CHAUDIERE as well as the Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St. Laurent and served as OIC of the patrol vessels RALLY and RAPID. At STAR from 1968 to 2007, I served as XO twice and then as CO from 2002 to 2005. I rounded out my career by serving as SSO Training at NAVRESHQ in Quebec City in 2008, retiring in 2009 as CO of HMCS HUNTER in Windsor. I was Executive Director for the Friends of HMCS HAIDA till 2011 and have been an active volunteer onboard HAIDA since she arrived in Hamilton in 2003.

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Naval Affairs
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Veteran’s Service League

With the winding down of the HNVA, (tentatively May 4, 2018), the VSL (Veterans Service League) on 1473 Main Street East in Hamilton (seven blocks west of the Queenston traffic circle), has offered a free 1 year membership to all current members of the HNVA.   Their membership year runs from March to March. If you are interested in becoming a member of the VSL, you can pick up an application form at their club.  Before you go, give them a call to confirm when they are open and if they have  application forms at the bar. Their phone number is (905) 544-6541.

 

 

 

Hamilton Naval Veteran’s Association Hours

DUE TO AN EXTREMELY LOW NUMBER (1,2, 3 OR 4) OF MEMBERS ATTENDING THE CLUB ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT THE CLUB WILL NO LONGER BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON FRIDAYS.

BEGINNING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2018, THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.

CLUB RENTAL FOR A FRIDAY NIGHT IS STILL AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF MARCH.

BELOW ARE THE REVISED HOURS OF BUSINESS:

  •       Sunday:  CLOSED
  •       Monday:  CLOSED
  •       Tuesday:  3:00 pm  –  8:00 pm
  •       Wednesday:  6:00 pm  –  9:00 pm
  •       Thursday:  3:00 pm  –  8:00 pm
  •       Friday:  CLOSED
  •       Saturday:  2:00 pm  –  8:00 pm