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Biography of Al MacDonald - Leading Seaman AS (Asdic) d 1983

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Al D. MacDonald - Leading Seaman
Al MacDonald was born October 27,1921 at Mission B.C. He was educated in Winnipeg and joined the navy in December, 1940. He was sent to HMCS Naden from June, 1941 to January, 1942, and then to HMCS Quesnel until December, 1942. The Quesnel sailed from Victoria to Halifax via the Panama Canal. In April, 1944 Al joined the crew of HMCS Nene. While on leave in June, 1944, Al and Ruth Elaine Thompson were married on June 3rd. Following his discharge in August, 1945, at HMCS Chippawa, in Winnipeg, Al returned to civilian life and worked in the retail, wholesale, hardware trade for fifteen years. He then purchased and operated a manufacturer's agency until his retirement in 1983.


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