Lieutenant-Commander John Stubbs

“TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2020@11:55- LIEUTENANT COMMANDER John Hamilton STUBBS, R.C.N., D.S.O., D.S.C., M.I.D., HIS MAJESTY’S CANADIAN SHIPS-IN COMMAND…H.M.C.S. ASSINIBOINE I-18, H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN G07…WITH THE FOLLOWING BLOG BY Mr. Pierre LEGACE.”

“NOTE: STILL TRUE TO THE IDEALS-WHEN AS A YOUNG MAN, John SAILED TO MEET THE FOE AGAIN, LT. CDR., STUBBS NAME ENROLLED IN HONOUR’S COURT, J.H. STUBBS IS RIDING ANCHOR IN HOME PORT!!!”

“AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.”

“Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; LORD GOD OF HOSTS BE WITH US YET, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET!!!”

Poem by Rudyard Kipling.

“YOU ARE MOURNED, MISSED, LOVED AND THOUGHT OF BY NUMEROUS CANADIANS LIEUTENANT COMMANDER John Hamilton STUBBS AND more than precisely MUCH MORE THAN JUST ON REMEMBRANCE DAY…NOVEMBER 11 TH!!!”

“CREDIT: Mr. Pierre LEGACE.”

battleoftheatlantic19391945/WordPress.com, Brian MURZA, Killick Vison, W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, HIGH TREASON Q.E.II ANALYST, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. killickvison@yahoo.ca

Lest We Forget

Lieutenant-Commander John Stubbs

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Lieutenant-Commander John Stubbs
By Michael Whitby, 
historian, Directorate of History and Heritage, Ottawa

Lieutenant-Commander John Stubbs

Growing up in the small BC mining town of Kaslo, BC, John Hamilton Stubbs had ambitions to be a sailor, and became a naval cadet at age ten. When his father, an electrical engineer, moved the family to Victoria, Stubbs was that much closer to the sea and to achieving his dream of a seagoing life.

When he applied to join the Royal Canadian Navy in 1930, the examining board concluded that Stubbs would make “a very good naval officer”. It was an assessment the quietly impressive Stubbs would more than live up.

Stubbs did his early training with the Royal Navy in Britain. When he returned to the RCN in the fall of 1935, he was appointed navigator of the destroyer…

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