Battle of the Atlantic Sunday

#1
Over here, we hold a ceremony and act of remembrance for those who fought and for those who were lost in the Battle of the Atlantic.

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=851710

The Bell will toll for those lost on HMCS:

ALBERNI
MTB 459
REGINA
ATHABASCAN
MTB 460
SAGUENAY
BRAS D'OR
MTB 461
ST. CROIX
CHARLOTTETOWN
MTB 462
SHAWINIGAN
CHEBOGUE
MTB 463
SKEENA
CHEDABUCTO
MTB 465
SPIKENARD
CLAYOQUOT
MTB 466
TEME
ESQUIMALT
MAGOG
TRENTONIAN
FRASER
MULGRAVE
VALLEYFIELD
GUYSBOROUGH
NABOB
WEYBURN
LEVIS
OTTAWA
WINDFLOWER
LOUISBURG
OTTER
MARGAREE
RACCOON

And those lost on the Merchants

A.D. HUFF, JAMES E. NEWSOM, PRESCODOC
ALBERT C. FIELD, JOHN A. HOLLOWAY, PORTADOC
ANGELUS, KENORDOC, PRINCESS MARGUERITE
BIC ISLAND, KEYHOLT, PROTEUS
CALGAROLITE, KITTY'S BROOK, R. J. CULLEN
CANADOLITE, LADY DRAKE, ROBERT W. POMEROY
CANATCO, LADY HAWKINS, ROSE CASTLE
CARIBOU, LENNOX, ROTHERMERE
CAROLUS, LILLIAN L. KERR, ST. MALO
CHRISTIAN J. KAMPMAN, LISIEUX, SARNIADOC
COLLINGDOC, LIVERPOOL PACKET, SHINAI
CORNWALLIS, LIVINGSTON SILVER, STAR PARK
DONALD STEWART, LORD STRATHCONA, SORELDOC
EMPRESS OF ASIA, LUCILLE M., THORELDOC
ERIK BOYE, MAGOG, THOROLD
EUROPA, MAPLECOURT, TORONDOC
ESMOND, MILDRED PAULINE, TREVISA
FRANK B. BAIRD, MONA MARIE, TROISDOC
GEORGE L. TORAIN, MONDOC, VANCOUVER ISLAND
GERALDINE, MARY MONT LOUIS, VICTOLITE
GREENHILL PARK, MONTREALITE, VINLAND
HAMILDOC, NEREUS, WATERLOO
HUMBER ARM, NORFOLK, WATERTON
J.B. WHITE, OAKTON, WATKINS F. NISBET
JASPER PARK, POINT PLEASANT PARK, WATUKA

A total of 1,797 RCN and 1,578 Canadian merchant marine men and women were lost worldwide and 752 RCAF personnel were lost during maritime operations. The Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force lost another 380 men at sea when the ships carrying them were sunk during the war.


Lest We Forget
 

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#2
It is my understanding that by 1945 the RCN was the world's third largest navy - and ALL Canadian servicemen were volunteers. Niner's list above is salutary. They had put on a pretty good show in 14-18 as well in spite of having Halifax blown down round their ears.

In 1964 my ship was sent to Liverpool to put on a show for B of Atlantic Sunday. The speaker was Monkey Stephenson, the Terror of Tobermory - something of a privilege to be addressed by such a marvellous man.
 
#3
1980, Scylla, we took part in the Battle of the Atlantic parade in Liverpool.
I ws in the Guard and I'd like to say we were lashed up, but it wouldn't be true. There was a crowd lining the route, but it wasn't big.

Huh!
 
#5
We were well treated in Halifax in 78 and again in Esqimalt/Nanaimo/Vancouver in 85. Canada is one of the better runs ashore!
 

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