The Late Rear-Admiral Fred Crickard

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201902.20. Here is a nice digital oil painting that I commissioned of my mentor and friend, the late Rear-Admiral Fred Crickard, Royal Canadian Navy (Ret.). This picture dates back to 1985 when the admiral was retiring and decided to wear his old RCN cap badge instead of the Canadian Forces cap badge worn by flag officers. He was like a second father to me and he is dearly missed. He passed away at age 81 in 2012, and you can read his obituary by clicking here. RIP.

Admiral Fred Crickard small

PS: I recently came across a photo of Lieutenant Crickard in 1957, and asked my artist to colourise it. The result is below.

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