Canadian Armada Sailing from Gaspe Bay
3 October 1914
Gaspe, Quebec, Canada

Bay Chaleur Military Museum


Winston Churchill served as the First Lord of the Admiralty during the war. His prophetic remarks on the arrival of the first Canadian contingent in Portsmouth, England was as follows:

"Canada sends her aid at a timely moment. The conflict moves forward to its terrible climax, and fiercer struggles lie before us than any which have yet been fought."