Raymond Doucette's identification card that he needed to show before leaving or boarding the ship, 1943.Raymond Doucette
Crew of the HMCS Battleford, 1943-45.Raymond Doucette
Copy of the poem, The Silent Navy, that Raymond Doucette carried with him throughout the war, dated from 1943.Raymond Doucette
Icing on the deck of the HMCS Battleford, 1944.Raymond Doucette
During the war Raymond Doucette served aboard the HMCS Battleford. Pictured here is the ship's emblem from 1944.Raymond Doucette
"They could set them at 50 feet or 100 feet or 200 feet or so on and so forth. And if they set them at 50 feet, it just shook that corvette like you wouldn’t believe."