RCAF WWII BCATP Memorial :: CATP Museum ~ Brandon, MB
The unveiling of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Memorial took place on September 10, 2014 in Brandon, Manitoba. It pays tribute to the brave airmen and airwomen of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives during the Second World War. The memorial is impressive in both size and scope. It has a 100 metre long row of black granite panels etched with 19,256 names, a 2.5 metre tall bronze statue of an airman and 1,150 square metres of paving stone, including a 20-metre wide RCAF wing in full colour.
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Vera over St Catharines looking and sounding great - The sound of freedom - WWII style.
. Glynne Hynes
Ambassador Nölke joined Mayor Frank Petter and the people of Bergen op Zoom in commemorating
the Canadian airmen and soldiers who died in the Battle of the Scheldt, helping to liberate the Netherlands.
The commemoration ceremony took place at the Canadian War Cemetery in Bergen op Zoom.
~ Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands
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Poppies, Near Argenteuil ~ Claude Monet, 1873.
The Kent Battle of Britain Museum
CANADA'S EFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN :: 2001-2014
40,000+ Canadian Armed Forces members served in our country's efforts in Afghanistan
158 died ~ In a previous issue we paid tribute to the first 100 fallen
FROM THE HILLMAN MILITARY TRIBUTE SITE
~ Bill Hillman's RCAF Tribute
Sai Wan War Cemetery ~ Fallen Canadians in the Far East in WWII
Sai Wan War Cemetery with the Sai Wan Bay War Memorial Cross in the distance
during a Canadian commemoration of the Battle of Hong Kong, Dec, 1941.
Sai Wan War Cemetery and Memorial
The Sai Wan Bay Memorial was erected at the Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery on the island of Hong Kong to honour those who died in its defence. On this Memorial are inscribed the names of over 2,000 people, 228 of them Canadian, who died with no known grave. Below the memorial, the Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery slopes towards the sea, with a panoramic view of the coastline and distant hills. Here are buried 283 soldiers of the Canadian Army, including 107 who were unidentified. These are among the 1,975 Canadians who sailed from Vancouver in October 1941, to commit to battle during the Second World War in the defence of Hong Kong. The small brigade group consisting of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada found itself in action against the Japanese. In total, more than 550 Canadians died in the campaign or in captivity.
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