Canada at War: THE SERVICES: Shift of the Flag

The man who brought the Royal Canadian Navy up from rachitic infancy to lusty manhood headed this week across the Atlantic. Wiry Vice Admiral Percy Walker Nelles (rhymes with Hellas), C.B., had left his post of Chief of the Naval Staff at Ottawa after ten years. He had shifted the flag of the Senior Canadian Naval officer to London, to direct his ships and men in the invasion of Europe.

The Soldier's Son. The force that Vice Admiral Nelles will direct from London is vastly different from the R.C.N. as it was when Cadet Nelles signed...

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