Always on the lookout for any information pertaining to the Royal Canadian Navy's  carrier fleet, I happened upon an article featured in the North Bay Nugget on the 11th of November 2002, which featured a WW2 veteran who resides here in North Bay.

Able Seaman Robert Horne was a member of the ship's company of HMS Puncher from its commissioning on Feb 5, 1944 and later when she sailed into harm's way from Scapa Flow, England as part of the British Fleet seeking the German Navy's famous battleship Tirpitz.

There were 1,000 men aboard Puncher. She carried 24 British aircraft; including the Wildcat and Barracuda torpedo bomber, which also laid mines. The following images and actual messages are taken from Robert Hornes personal keepsakes and I am most greatful for his permission to publish them on this site...
Ship's Badge
"ARISE AND DESTROY"
Gov-Gen Athlone
   Message
Daily orders
FORWARD
WARS END
Daily orders
Daily orders
CAPT BIDWELL
CHIEF'S
CROSS
SCAPA FLOW
INTRODUCTION
DHOBEY
VANCOUVER
ENGINE ROOM
STOKERS
AIRCRAFT HANDLERS
GUNS
CRASH RESCUE
PUNCHERS BATSMAN
MORE TO COME
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ON DECK
FULL DECK
LANDING
LIFE JACKETS
MEDICAL
PRANGS
PUNCHER'S POWER
ROCKET
MASTER AT ARMS