No Badge Killick offers an honest and engaging first-hand look at Navy life during the turmoil of the 1960’s.
This book begins with the Cuban Missile Crisis and ends as the Western World’s frosty relationship with the Soviet Union was beginning to thaw. It follows the modernization of the Royal Canadian Navy as the older, rusting World War II fleet was replaced with ships designed and built in Canadian shipyards, with technologies developed to be effective in the unforgiving North Atlantic.
Everything had nicknames in the RCN. HMCS Bonaventure was The Bonnie. It replaces HMCS Magnificent - The Maggie.
Sadly Canada doesn't have any aircraft carriers these days and none in the foreseeable future either.