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Below is listed the plaques and the Person's responsible for removing it from the different locations. Some of the dates and people may not be correct, so if anyone has information in these areas.

Plaques Fitted On The Shovel Starting Date Sept. 1961

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26/1961
 
10 APRIL 1963
 
17 OCTOBER, 1963
 


CHIEF & PETTY OFFICERS MESS

HMCS STADACONA

SOD TURNED

BY

CMDRE .M.A. MEDLAND R.C.N.

 

MISAPPROPRIATED BY

THE SODS OF

H.M.S/M. ALDERNEY

 

RE-APPROPRIATED IN '63

BY THE SODS OF

"ATHABEE"

HMCS ATHABASKAN

 

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8 NOV 1963
10 SEPT. 1964
10 Sept 1964
RETURNED TO PROPER

OWNERS AND STOWAGE

"INDIANS OF STAD"

STOWED BY

CDR. JOHNSTON

RE-MISAPPROPRIATED

BY THE 'KIPPERS' OF

AURIGA

 

Unaccounted for from

10 Sept 1964

to

9 Jan 1969

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9-1-69
 
9 Jan 1969
 
JUNE 1971

NICKED FROM THE DINKS OF PLATYPUS

BY THE POMMS OF SPARE CREW

AND TRUMP

R.I.P.


Unaccounted for from

9 Jan 1969

to

June 1971

NICKED FROM THE

DINKS OF PLATYPUS

BY THE BULLS OF

OXLEY

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21 JULY 1972
21 July 1972
1975
LIFTED FROM

THE AUSSIES

USS SALMON SS 673


Unaccounted for from

21 July 1972

to

1975

STOLEN BY THE SODS

OF HMS/M ODIN

FROM

CHIEFS MESS HMAS PLATYPUS

AUSTRALIA

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5 JUNE 1973
28-6-80
NOV. 1980

 

CAPTURED BY

THE S.O.D.S. OF OKANAGAN

FROM

CPO'S MESS HMS DOLPHIN

 

REMOVED FROM HMCS OKANAGAN

BY GEORGE GALLEY ON

RETURNED HOME 28-6-80

TO WOs & CPOs HMS DOLPHIN

 

REMOVED TO HALIFAX

AGAIN

NOV. 1980

FORE ENDS - ONONDAGA

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DECEMBER 1980
MAY 1981
20 SEPT 1982

 

RECOVERED BY

2 AIR MOVEMENTS UNIT

AIR MOVERS

OF THE WORLD

 

REMOVED FROM HALIFAX

AGAIN

FORE/ENDS HMS/M OPPORTUNE


RE-RE-APPROPRIATED BY

CPO1 G. SULLIVAN

FROM PO'S MESS HMS DOLPHIN

 

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1983
SEPTEMBER 8, 1985
MARCH 1986

 

INADVERTENTLY

REMOVED FROM

CANSUBRON ONE

BY AUSSUBRON PERSONNEL

 

 

'FILCHED' BY THE ROYAL NAVY'S

SPECIAL BREED OF BIRDS 'THE WRENS' FROM HMASPLATYPUS

ASSOCIATION OF WRENS SYDNEY BRANCH AUSTRALIA

 

FETCHED

FROM HMAS PLATYPUS

BY

OKANAGAN COMMAND TEAM

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JULY 1986
1 NOV 1986
18 JUN 87

ONE FOR ONE

CAN'T BE BAD

OPPOSUM

 

RAN AWAY TO CANADA

FROM DOLPHIN MESS WITH BOB P. ROD L. JOE H. AND SPUD T.

 

 

SKIMMED FROM

CANSUBRON 1 MESS

BY "IROQUOIS RENEGADES"

 

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17 Jan 1988
JANUARY 17, 1988
14 MARCH 1988

 

Unaccounted for from

18 June 1987

to

17 Jan 1988

 

EASY COME, EASY GO

BACK TO CANADA, I DID GO

R. MILES M. DESPATIES

R. MACDONALD J. CLAHANE

DOLPHIN CODE 22 26A

 

 

SEIZED THRU TRICKERY & DARING

BY FLYNN & RILEY, CPO'S OF

USS SKIPJACK (SSN 585)

US SUBMARINE BASE, GROTON, CT

 

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APRIL 04, 1988
1988
02/10/88

 

SHOVEL STOLEN BUT NOT

FORGOTTEN CPO2 BYZEWSKI

STOLEN BACK FROM ROTTEN GROTTEN

 


"MOUNT BATTEN NIGHT"

IN THE PRESENCE OF

H.R.M. PRINCE CHARLES

AT WO AND CPO'S MESS

HMS DOLPHIN

 

SET FREE TO RUN

BACK HOME TO CANADA

FROM DOLPHIN BY

THE TRAMP (PO2 YEMEN)

 

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MARCH 1985
OCT 88
15th OCT 89

 

STOLEN BY

MSS NORFOLK

DUE TO THEIR CARELESSNESS

RETURNED BY STICKY & DES

THE SAME DAY

 

 

ITS OURS NOW

WITH EYES AGLEAM

TWAS STOLEN BY OTTAWA'S

"O" BOAT TEAM

W. BROYDEN B. CARBRAY

HMCS OTTAWA


TAKEN AWAY ACCROSS THE BROW

AND SO I REST ON WARSPITE NOW

D. KINGSTON 15th OCT 89

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DECEMBER 1989
2 NOV 90
23 MARCH 1992
"CONNED" FOR THE PRIME MINISTER'S SIGNATURE

"SUBRON WILL ACCEPT ANY OLD STORY,

TO GET THE SHOVEL A LITTLE MORE GLORY.

HOWEVER AS MUCH AS I REALLY DID TRY,

THE OLD PRIME MINISTER JUST WOULDN'T COMPLY."

NDHQ OTTAWA

CPO1 GEORGE SULLIVAN

 

PRESENTED BY

CPO'S AND PO'S MESS

HMS ONYX

 


SWIPED FROM HMS DOLPHIN

CPO'S USS BERGALL

ALEXANDER GENERALLY SIMONS

AND AN UNKNOWN FEMALE

"MAKE YOUR OPPORTUITY

AND SEIZE THE MOMENT"

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MAY 1992
APRIL 93

 

WO TIM GREENSIDES&

DAVE BIRD UKSUBCAMS

SPIRITED OFF USS BERGALL

FOR HMS DOLPHIN

 


HOME AGAIN

JIM HEWITT

DAVE VROOMAN

 

s1 Tim Greensides Story

 

 

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26/1961
 
10 APRIL 1963
 
17 OCTOBER, 1963
 


CHIEF & PETTY OFFICERS MESS

HMCS STADACONA

SOD TURNED

BY

CMDRE .M.A. MEDLAND R.C.N.

 

MISAPPROPRIATED BY

THE SODS OF

H.M.S/M. ALDERNEY

 

RE-APPROPRIATED IN '63

BY THE SODS OF

"ATHABEE"

HMCS ATHABASKAN

 

s1
8 NOV 1963
10 SEPT. 1964
10 Sept 1964
RETURNED TO PROPER

OWNERS AND STOWAGE

"INDIANS OF STAD"

STOWED BY

CDR. JOHNSTON

RE-MISAPPROPRIATED

BY THE 'KIPPERS' OF

AURIGA

 

Unaccounted for from

10 Sept 1964

to

9 Jan 1969

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9-1-69
 
9 Jan 1969
 
JUNE 1971

NICKED FROM THE DINKS OF PLATYPUS

BY THE POMMS OF SPARE CREW

AND TRUMP

R.I.P.


Unaccounted for from

9 Jan 1969

to

June 1971

NICKED FROM THE

DINKS OF PLATYPUS

BY THE BULLS OF

OXLEY

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21 JULY 1972
21 July 1972
1975
LIFTED FROM

THE AUSSIES

USS SALMON SS 673


Unaccounted for from

21 July 1972

to

1975

STOLEN BY THE SODS

OF HMS/M ODIN

FROM

CHIEFS MESS HMAS PLATYPUS

AUSTRALIA

s1
5 JUNE 1973
28-6-80
NOV. 1980

 

CAPTURED BY

THE S.O.D.S. OF OKANAGAN

FROM

CPO'S MESS HMS DOLPHIN

 

REMOVED FROM HMCS OKANAGAN

BY GEORGE GALLEY ON

RETURNED HOME 28-6-80

TO WOs & CPOs HMS DOLPHIN

 

REMOVED TO HALIFAX

AGAIN

NOV. 1980

FORE ENDS - ONONDAGA

s1
DECEMBER 1980
MAY 1981
20 SEPT 1982

 

RECOVERED BY

2 AIR MOVEMENTS UNIT

AIR MOVERS

OF THE WORLD

 

REMOVED FROM HALIFAX

AGAIN

FORE/ENDS HMS/M OPPORTUNE


RE-RE-APPROPRIATED BY

CPO1 G. SULLIVAN

FROM PO'S MESS HMS DOLPHIN

 

s1
1983
SEPTEMBER 8, 1985
MARCH 1986

 

INADVERTENTLY

REMOVED FROM

CANSUBRON ONE

BY AUSSUBRON PERSONNEL

 

 

'FILCHED' BY THE ROYAL NAVY'S

SPECIAL BREED OF BIRDS 'THE WRENS' FROM HMASPLATYPUS

ASSOCIATION OF WRENS SYDNEY BRANCH AUSTRALIA

 

FETCHED

FROM HMAS PLATYPUS

BY

OKANAGAN COMMAND TEAM

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JULY 1986
1 NOV 1986
18 JUN 87

ONE FOR ONE

CAN'T BE BAD

OPPOSUM

 

RAN AWAY TO CANADA

FROM DOLPHIN MESS WITH BOB P. ROD L. JOE H. AND SPUD T.

 

 

SKIMMED FROM

CANSUBRON 1 MESS

BY "IROQUOIS RENEGADES"

 

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17 Jan 1988
JANUARY 17, 1988
14 MARCH 1988

 

Unaccounted for from

18 June 1987

to

17 Jan 1988

 

EASY COME, EASY GO

BACK TO CANADA, I DID GO

R. MILES M. DESPATIES

R. MACDONALD J. CLAHANE

DOLPHIN CODE 22 26A

 

 

SEIZED THRU TRICKERY & DARING

BY FLYNN & RILEY, CPO'S OF

USS SKIPJACK (SSN 585)

US SUBMARINE BASE, GROTON, CT

 

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APRIL 04, 1988
1988
02/10/88

 

SHOVEL STOLEN BUT NOT

FORGOTTEN CPO2 BYZEWSKI

STOLEN BACK FROM ROTTEN GROTTEN

 


"MOUNT BATTEN NIGHT"

IN THE PRESENCE OF

H.R.M. PRINCE CHARLES

AT WO AND CPO'S MESS

HMS DOLPHIN

 

SET FREE TO RUN

BACK HOME TO CANADA

FROM DOLPHIN BY

THE TRAMP (PO2 YEMEN)

 

si
MARCH 1985
OCT 88
15th OCT 89

 

STOLEN BY

MSS NORFOLK

DUE TO THEIR CARELESSNESS

RETURNED BY STICKY & DES

THE SAME DAY

 

 

ITS OURS NOW

WITH EYES AGLEAM

TWAS STOLEN BY OTTAWA'S

"O" BOAT TEAM

W. BROYDEN B. CARBRAY

HMCS OTTAWA


TAKEN AWAY ACCROSS THE BROW

AND SO I REST ON WARSPITE NOW

D. KINGSTON 15th OCT 89

s1
DECEMBER 1989
2 NOV 90
23 MARCH 1992
"CONNED" FOR THE PRIME MINISTER'S SIGNATURE

"SUBRON WILL ACCEPT ANY OLD STORY,

TO GET THE SHOVEL A LITTLE MORE GLORY.

HOWEVER AS MUCH AS I REALLY DID TRY,

THE OLD PRIME MINISTER JUST WOULDN'T COMPLY."

NDHQ OTTAWA

CPO1 GEORGE SULLIVAN

 

PRESENTED BY

CPO'S AND PO'S MESS

HMS ONYX

 


SWIPED FROM HMS DOLPHIN

CPO'S USS BERGALL

ALEXANDER GENERALLY SIMONS

AND AN UNKNOWN FEMALE

"MAKE YOUR OPPORTUITY

AND SEIZE THE MOMENT"

s1
MAY 1992
APRIL 93

 

WO TIM GREENSIDES&

DAVE BIRD UKSUBCAMS

SPIRITED OFF USS BERGALL

FOR HMS DOLPHIN

 


HOME AGAIN

JIM HEWITT

DAVE VROOMAN

 

s1 Tim Greensides Story

 

 

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