Roll along

Roll along

Tune :- Roll Along, Covered Wagons

Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along
Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along
If they ask us who we are
We’re the RNVR —
Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along

Oh, we joined for the chance to go to sea
Yes, we joined for the chance to go to sea
But the first two years or more
We spent marching on the shore
Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along

Oh, we joined for the payment and the fun
Yes, we joined for the payment and the fun
But of payment there is none
And the fun is yet to come
Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along

Oh, we joined for the glory of it all
Yes, we joined for the glory of it all
But the good old RN
Made us change our minds again
Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along

And when at last they sent us out to sea
Yes, when at last they sent us out to sea
There were several things we saw
That were not brought up before
Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along

Man you gun, Seaman Gunner, man your gun
Man you gun, Seaman Gunner, man your gun
Load it up with shot and shell
And we’ll blow the Huns to hell
Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along

Now before we pull up hook and sail away
Yes, before we pull up hook and sail away
If you want some good advice
Before you join, think once or twice
Roll along, Wavy Navy, roll along

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Is Lucien Riendeau on that picture?

Is Lucien Riendeau on that picture?

Lucien Riendeau was a sailor aboard HMCS Athabaskan on April 29, 1944. He was Taken on Strength on  March 29, 1944.

His training was on guns so he must have been stationed either with A/B or X/Y turrets.

X/Y turrets sailors circa 1943

Paul Riendeau has no picture of his uncle who served only one month aboard the Unlucky Lady. He is still wondering if this is his uncle Lucien.

Lucien Riendeau

Lucien  Riendeau (1923-1944)? 
circa early April 1944 aboard HMCS Athabaskan

early April 1944

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His  nephew Paul  

Lucien and Paul?

Who remembers Lucien Riendeau?

A name on a list in the book Unlucky Lady…

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A memorial on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

No picture just an image of his medals.

medals

A nephew who sent me this request a few hours ago…

My uncle was on the Athabaskan when it was sunk. His name was LUCIEN JOSEPH RIENDEAU who was the son of IVANHOE RIENDEAU WHO LIVED IN LOWER TOWN IN OTTAWA ONTARIO AND WAS KILLED ON THAT DATE THE UNLUCKY LADY SANK. Would like to find out any informations about my uncle who gave his life during the war and a lake was named in his honour called  RIENDEAU LAKE IN NORTHERN ONTARIO. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANY INFORMATIONS ABOUT LUCIEN JOSEPH RIENDEAU  PLEASE FEEL FREE IN CONTACTING ME  

Thank you   

Sincerely  

Paul Riendeau

Click here for his file on Ancestry.