Canadian Forces Naval Reserve

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Main article: Primary Reserve
Canadian Forces Naval Reserve
Commodore David W. Craig, Commander Naval Reserve
Active 1968-Present
Country  Canada
Branch Royal Canadian Navy
Role Naval Reserve Components
Size 5,100 Reserve Personnel
Commodore David W. Craig

The Naval Reserve or NAVRES is the Primary Reserve component of the Royal Canadian Navy, as part of the unified Canadian Forces. The headquarters of the Naval Reserve is in Quebec City, and oversees the operation of 24 divisions in other cities across Canada.[1]


The Naval Reserve provides the majority of the crews for Canada's 12 Kingston Class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels. It acts as a domestic defense force and reserve asset for Canada's "Total Force Plan".[1]


Britannia Yacht Club display cabinet in the Commodore's boardroom features Thomas G. Fuller's uniform, sword and a memorial trophy awarded annually to the Canadian Forces Naval Reserve unit achieving the topmost state of combat readiness

The CFNR dates back to the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve (created 1914), and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (created in 1923). The Royal Canadian Naval Reserve was formed in 1945 replacing the volunteer unit and was renamed with the current title in 1968 following the creation of the Canadian Forces.

A memorial anchor with plaques on a concrete base, and nine-pounder guns were erected by HMCS Carleton in the fiftieth year of the Naval Reserve. This memorial, which was unveiled on May 6, 1973 by Governor General Roland Michener, C.C., C.M.M., C.D., is dedicated to Naval Reservists and the Naval Reserve. [2]

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  1. ^ a b "Canadian Navy: NAVRES - The Naval Reserve - Welcome aboard". Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ "HMCS Carleton memorial". National Defence Canada. 2008-04-16. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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