"Hold your heads high by virtue of a double qualification- that of having served in the Navy of Air Force- and that of having taken part in the Battle of the Atlantic"Admiral Horton

German Troops in Russia, 1941
Western Approaches Western Approaches Over the course of the campaign the Royal Canadian Navy expanded to forty times its pre-war size, developing from an extremely small
force to a fully-fledged independent navy. For six long years the Canadian navy was one of the principal contenders in what was to be known as the Battle of the Atlantic. Beginning the war with only 13 vessels and 3,000 men, the Royal Canadian Navy ended it with 373 fighting ships and over 90,000 men.
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We open back up to the public on the 1 st March every year. The Western Approaches is open from 10.30am to 16.30pm, with the last admissions being at 15.30pm, every day except Friday and Sunday. This may be negotiable for larger parties wishing to visit. To arrange an advance booking, visit our contacts page.


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