November 7 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Performance Hall, Central Library
The Naval Reserve is celebrating a key milestone throughout 2023, marking 100 years of service to Canada. Though the Naval Reserve was officially established in 1923, the history of Canada’s “citizen sailors” goes back much further in the history of Canada as far back as 1763.
Canada’s Naval Reserve is a story of survival. Conceived initially as little more than a proxy navy, it provided the means and vision for the establishment of a Canadian Naval Force. During the two world wars, the reserve was the conduit through which the navy was established.
The Naval Reserve in Canada: more than 100 years of service will present the history and evolution of the naval reserve from its early roots as part of the British Empire, through its growth and participation in world events, to its contemporary roles as part of the Canadian military identity.
Bradley S. Froggatt has been the Curator of the Naval Museum of Alberta since 2015 and has over 30 years in the museum profession as well as more than 25 years of service in the Naval Reserve that included deployments to the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. Bradley holds a Diploma in Art Conservation and a master’s degree in museum studies.