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Walkley, JM

John Molson Walkley attended Royal Roads January to April in 1941, in the first class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 25 July, 1915, Walkley worked for an insurance company before joining the RCNVR. On completing training, he joined HMCS Nanaimo, which was sunk by a U-boat on 16 June 1942. Lt. Walkley was awarded a posthumous Mention in Despatches for his salvage efforts during the capsizing.

McConnell, RH

Russell Henry McConnell attended Royal Roads May to August in 1941, in the second class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 7 June, 1918, McConnell was an accountant before joining the RCNVR. He was serving in HMCS Raccoon when it was sunk on 7 September, 1942.

Grant, MS

Malcolm Seafield Grant attended Royal Roads September to December in 1941, in the third class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 26 October, 1914, Grant worked as a sales engineer before joining the RCNVR. On 24 August, 1944, Grant was serving on board HMCS Alberni when the ship was sunk. He did not survive. Grant was posthumously awarded a Mention in Despatches for previous action on board HMCS Alberni.

Wright, GB

George Bucknam Wright attended Royal Roads January to April in 1941, in the first class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 18 June, 1910, Wright worked for the Hudsons Bay Company before joining the RCNVR. On completing training, he joined HMCS Wetaskiwin and was later promoted to lieutenant. While posted to HMCS St Croix as Torpedo Officer, he lost his life when the ship was sunk on 20 September 1943.

Ross, RL

Reginald Lloyd Ross attended Royal Roads January to April in 1941, in the fourth class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 22 October 1917, Ross was a school teacher before joining the RCNVR. He was serving on HMS Penylan when she was torpedoed on 3 December 1942. Ross did not survive.

Murphy, JS

John Sydney Murphy attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1942 to 1943. He was in the first class to graduate from The Royal Canadian Naval College, Royal Roads. Born April 28, 1924, Murphy was serving on HMCS Shearwater when he was lost in an air crash on April 17, 1952.

MacLachlan, GA

George Alan MacLachlan attended Royal Roads September to December in 1941, in the third class of RCNVR Special Entry cadets. The first five classes were also known informally as ‘90 Day wonders’, as their wartime training at HMCS Royal Roads was just over 3 months. Born 31 January, 1922, MacLachlan was serving on HMCS Valleyfield when she was sunk by a U-boat on 7 May 1944.

Spencer, WJ

William John Spencer attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1942 to 1943. He was in the first class to graduate from The Royal Canadian Naval College, Royal Roads. Born May 17, 1924, he served in battleships HMS King George V and Howe. He obtained his wings in February 1947 and died in a plane crash in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 24 April, 1952.

Annett, RIL

Robert Ivan Loucks Annett attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1942 to 1943. He was in the first class to graduate from The Royal Canadian Naval College, Royal Roads. Born in 1924, he joined HMCS Athabaskan in 1943 and was lost when the Athabaskan was sunk on April 29, 1944. He had plans to become a journalist after the war and wrote articles for the Log yearbook while at Royal Roads.

Bell-Irving, B

Brian Bell-Irving attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1943-1945. Born 2 January, 1926, Bell-Irving became a Royal Canadian Navy pilot. He died when the brakes apparently failed during a normal landing on the carrier HMCS Bonaventure.

Phillips, WM

William Michael Phillips attended HMCS Royal Roads from 1943-1945. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and in 1949, he was accepted for pilot training, receiving his wings in May 1950. Born in 1926, he was killed during operational flying training on 13 November, 1950.

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