Battle of the Atlantic Sunday

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  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
     
  2. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    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!
     
  4. We were well treated in '64
     
  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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