Where do I find records on Canadian Naval Service post WW1 & prior WW2? [closed]

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I've been trying to find out how my Canadian grandfather came to NZ, to no avail. Then today I recieved his NZ WW2 Naval Service Record. In these it says: Previous Rating: Old Si[illegible] (R.C.N.) .... so I'm thinking perhaps the RCN stands for Royal Canadian Navy. Maybe he arrived here when his ship visited one of our ports prior to the war? How do I find out this info? Anyone out there have any clues? Your help would be appreciated very very much :) 

closed with the note: found the info I needed :) Thanks anyway ....
in Genealogy Help by Nicky Blacklock G2G6 Mach 2 (28.5k points)
closed by Nicky Blacklock

Hello Nicky I know you closed your question but if you are looking for military records in the future we have this page on Wikitree http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Worldwide_Military_Resource_Page.  Terry

Thanks very much Terry :) Yes I found that .... awesome resource! Gosh you guys are good arent you with all your resource pages yes

I actually found his name at Archives Canada and yes he was in the RCN .... now I just have to figure out how to get his Canadian Military Records! Will be going back to your resource page in a tick. Its been a real mystery trying to figure out how Grandad came to NZ, but now it seems I may be on track to get that mystery solved :)

Although I recognize that you say you've found what you need, it still might be worth your while to look at Service Files of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1910-1941 - Ledger Sheets, located at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/royal-canadian-navy-1910-1941-ledger-sheets/Pages/canadian-navy-ledger-sheets.aspx

Arent you the bomb Patrick! Thanks very much ~ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/royal-canadian-navy-1910-1941-ledger-sheets/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=3545&


I am so glad you found the info you were looking for Nicky that's great and thank you for the comment on our free space page smiley

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