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Commemoration - Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Type: Document

Many of those whose lives were claimed by the Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence have no known grave. Their lives, and their sacrifices, are commemorated on Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorials on both sides of the Atlantic. This website gives account of these memorials and awards.

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Nursing Sisters' Memorial

Type: Document

The Nursing Sisters' Memorial is located in the Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill. The sculptor was Mr. G.W. Hill, R.C.A., of Montréal. The completed panel was mounted in the Hall of Honour during the summer of 1926. In the Programme given at the presentation on Parliament Hill, the artist interprets the sculptured panel.

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British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

Type: Document

In 1939, Prime Minister Mackenzie King had a dream which he believed was a sign of "the power of the airplane in determining ultimate victory" for the war effort. That dream became a reality in the form of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).

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Looking Back - Native Soldiers

Type: Document

Several short and moving accounts of Native Canadian war experiences are found on this web page.

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Runner: Tom Longboat

Type: Document

In 1916, Tom Longboat enlisted as a dispatch courier with the 107th Pioneer Battalion in France, to run messages and orders between units.

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War in the Air Elsewhere - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

Canadian airmen took part in various missions far from their main theatres of operation. These missions included reconnaissance, air transport, sea patrol and others, sometimes flying from remote bases.

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Canadian Operations - June and July 1951 - Canadians in Korea

Type: Document

From June 2 to 18, 1951 the 25th Canadian Brigade remained in reserve south of the Imjin-Hantan junction in Korea. Almost immediately after rejoining the 25th Brigade the 2nd PPCLI was again attached to the 28th Commonwealth Brigade and was assigned the task of establishing and holding a patrol base in the tip of the salient.

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First General Rotation - Canadians in Korea

Type: Document

From the winter of 1951-1952 until the end of the Korean War in 1953 a period of static warfare set in. UN forces held and improved their positions, reinforced their defenses, patrolled in no-man's-land, and repulsed enemy attacks. The rotation of the remaining Canadian infantry battalions and other fighting units of the original 25th Brigade began in mid-April.

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Preface to My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

Introduces a project on women and wartime experience created to coincide with Women's History Month, a commemoration of women in Canadian history.

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The Second World War

Type: Document

When Canada join World War II, the nursing service was expanded to all three branches of the military; Navy, Army and Air Force. Each branch had its own distinctive uniform and working dress, while all wore the Nursing Sister's white veil and were commissioned officers. The Sisters travelled overseas by ship in convoys, running the gauntlet of German submarine action in the North Atlantic.

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