This page features important Manitobans who have made their mark in Canada’s Navy.
- Sir Charles Goodeve
A scientifically savvy RCNVR Officer, a Manitoban, who became a key to the Allied victory. Often overlooked, his accomplishments were the development of degaussing, the Double-L sweep, the Hedgehog and the manufacture of the Oerlikon gun.
- The Nares Connection
Hilary Nares, who served as a RNAS pilot during WWI, also served as the CO of the Winnipeg Company. When duty called, his two sons, Ramsay and Peter would also feel the call to serve their country.
- William “Bill” Atkinson
Lt. W.H. Atkinson, RCNVR, 1844 Squadron, shot down the last three enemy aircraft for the Fleet Air Arm in World War II on 24 July 1945.
- Chief Petty Officer John Pegg
The Winnipeg Division’s colourful training Chief brought the tradition of the navy to Manitoba.
- Petty Officer Thomas “Pop” MacKay
Winnipeg recruits will recall the salty accent of this “Glaswegian”.
- The Honourable George Johnson, M.D.
A prairie boy serves his country well.