Friday, May 27, 2016

80th Anniversary - RMS Queen Mary

Today is the 80th anniversary of the maiden voyage of Cunard's flagship, the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary.

Hull number 534 became the RMS Queen Mary, and set sail from Southampton docks via Cherbourg to New York city on 27 May 1936. By summer she held the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing.

Both the Mary and her sister ship RMS Queen Elizabeth carried war brides from the UK to Canada during and after WWII. The Mary carried over 1000 women, plus their babies, plus 14 Red Cross escort officers, on a single voyage.

The Mary made 1000 trans-Atlantic crossings by the time she was sold in 1967, and is now a museum and hotel in the USA.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

3rd Annual Military Hobby Show

CMMG will have a presence at the upcoming 3rd Annual Military Hobby Show.

For more information, click here.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

More Meetings Start in the Autumn

CMMG has had its last meeting for the year. Subject to change due to circumstances the next one will be on September 6, 2016. In the meantime there are still some activities CMMG will be participating in, such as the upcoming Military Hobby Show.

HMCS Haida

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Issuing Coin of Marco Polo

The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a limited release one ounce gold coin depicting the New Brunswick tall ship, Marco Polo.

The mint will issue 675 of these coins at $2,699.95 each. Click here for more information on the coin and the ship.