15 Feb 1940

Canada
  • No. 110 Army Co-operation (Auxiliary) Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force departed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for Britain. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
12 Jul 1940

Canada
  • Operation Fish: British ships arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with US$1,750,000,000 worth of gold and securities from the Bank of England was destined for the Bank of Canada's vault in Ottawa. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
9 Sep 1940

Canada
  • At Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the first eight of many American submarines were transferred to the British Royal Navy. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
23 Sep 1940

Canada
  • The United Kingdom received 7 American destroyers at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
23 Oct 1940

Canada
  • Ten WW1-era American destroyers were transferred to the British Royal Navy at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, including destroyer USS Twiggs which was renamed HMS Leamington. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
10 Nov 1941

Canada
  • American warships including carrier USS Ranger began to escort a troop convoy with more than 20,000 soldiers from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for Britain; the troop ships were US Navy ships as well. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
10 Jan 1942

Canada
  • Allied convoy NA1 departed Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom with British destroyers HMS Beverley, HMS Hamilton, and HMS Rockingham in escort. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
16 Jul 1942

Canada
  • Corvette HMCS Kitchener arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
9 Aug 1943

Canada
8 May 1945

Canada
  • Canadian sailors looted shops in during VE-Day celebrations in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]
18 Jul 1945

Canada
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada had a miraculous escape when the Bedford Naval magazine blew up. Thousands were evacuated as explosions rocked the town for 24 hours, but battling firemen managed to prevent the flames from reaching the main magazine. Fortunately there were only fifteen casualties of which only one proved fatal. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | AC]
  • Canadian frigate HMCS Runnymede arrived at Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ww2dbase [Halifax, Nova Scotia | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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