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Canadian Naval Air Remembers

a poppy with and anchor and Canadian Naval Air Remembers

The Shearwater Aviation Museum being under renovation, a three day Canadian Naval Air Remembers (CANAR) weekend is being held in Hamilton on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of May at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and includes attendance at the Battle of Atlantic commemoration with HMCS STAR alongside HMCS HAIDA on Battle of Atlantic Sunday, 5 May. The Friday Meet and Greet coincides with the Battle of Atlantic Mess Dinner being hosted at LIUNA Station by the Hamilton Naval Association and HMCS STAR.

Canada has a lengthy and distinguished connection with naval air beginning in the First World War and continuing to the present day. The three-day Canadian Naval Air Remembers (CANAR) weekend provides us with an opportunity to rejoin our former shipmates and their families at a museum dedicated to Canada’s military aviation heritage. It is open to all military, Honoraries, and civilian personnel who served at sea or were involved in naval air, including their immediate families.

In addition to a Meet & Greet reception on Friday evening, Saturday will feature presentations on naval aircraft in the museum’s collection as well as the unveiling of a mock-up of a Commemorative Memorial dedicated to those that lost their lives in Canadian naval air operations over the years. Saturday will conclude with a Gala Dinner in the CWHM hangar. On Sunday, 5 May, you are invited to join HMCS Star at their Battle of the Atlantic service alongside the HMCS Haida National Historic Site.

Further details are available from the Shearwater Aviation Museum.

Our New Badge

Hamilton Naval Association badge

On a hurt between in chief a stock-less anchor and in base a sledge hammer fess-wise a
heavy anchor chain of three links fess-wise all Or. The whole surrounded with a ribbon Or
edged Azure inscribed with the name of the organization beginning and ending with a stylized
maple leaf Rouge and joined in base with a shackle Or. Ensigned overall with a Naval Crown

The blue background represents the ocean and lakes of Canada, the anchor chain signifies
the link between the Naval community represented by the stock-less anchor and the city of
Hamilton, represented by the hammer. The shackle joins the end of the ribbon holding
elements together and is used to depict a naval environment. The red Maple Leaves mark the
organization as being Canadian.
(The description of a heraldic design is called a Blazon, normally little or no punctuation is
used in heraldic blazons. A hurt is a blue disc. ‘In chief’ is above the mid point and ‘in base’
means below that point. Fess-wise means ‘across horizontally’, the names of Colours are
usually in Norman French and capitalized, Or is gold, Rouge is red, Azure is blue, Proper
means ‘in its natural colour’. “Ensigned overall” is above or on the top of.)

Plain language Description;
A gold chain of three links is depicted horizontally in the centre of a blue disc with a golden,
stock-less anchor above it and a golden sledge hammer below. The whole device is
surrounded by a golden or yellow ribbon on which the name of the organization is written and
two Maple Leave are shown, one at the beginning and on at the end of the name.. The ribbon
is edged in blue and the ends of the ribbon are joined by a golden shackle. On top of the
whole device is a Naval Crown in its natural colour.