Category Archives: WWII

Goodbye to the Combined Operations

[Recently found in some files of my Dad’s, he wrote this about the club formed by former members of the Combined Operations. They enjoyed many happy reunions over the years, but with membership declining as the old veterans “crossed the bar“, … Continue reading

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Return to Italy 60 Years Later

[Recently found in some files of my Dad’s, he wrote this based on their trip to Italy in 2004 for the 60th anniversary of the Italian Campaign. This was just a few days before his 80th birthday. — sandy] Oct. 23rd 2004. We … Continue reading

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Return to Normandy 60 Years Later: A Trip to Remember

[Recently found in some files of my Dad’s, he wrote this based on their trip to Normandy in 2004 for the 60th anniversary of the invasion. He was 79 at the time of the trip. — sandy] Tues. June 1st 2004. We were … Continue reading

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Combined Operations in the Canadian Navy, 1943

[Note: I recently found this narrative about the Combined Operations that my dad had written, and I’m posting it as background on his early days in the service. — sandy] The group that I traveled to Halifax with in the … Continue reading

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Demobilization, August 1945

   

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Gunnery History, 5 January 1945

   

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Various Memories

Interview with Don Kemsley in 2004:

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