Rear Admiral Leonard Warren Murray
This cap and jacket belonged to Rear Admiral Leonard Warren Murray, the only Canadian to command an Allied theatre of war during the Second World War.
From 1943 to 1945, as Commander-in-Chief, Canadian Northwest Atlantic, Murray was responsible for convoys in this area and commanded the Canadian and Allied forces protecting them. His appointment reflected the Royal Canadian Navy's significant role in protecting North Atlantic convoys. The insignia on the jacket cuffs indicate Murray's rank, while the medal ribbons testify to a long career, including both world wars, and to recognition of his service by Canada and Allied countries.
Service Dress Cap, CWM 19720083-004
Service Dress Jacket, CWM 19720083-005