RCN to Com­mem­o­rate Bat­tle of the At­lantic

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Ottawa April 28, 2016 – On Sun­day, May 1, 2016, Cana­di­ans from across the coun­try will gather to com­mem­o­rate the sac­ri­fices made by the thou­sands of Cana­di­ans who fought so valiantly dur­ing the Bat­tle of the At­lantic, which ran from 1939 to 1945. The na­tional cer­e­mony will be held at Par­lia­ment Hill at 11 a.m. and will in­clude Cana­dian Armed Forces mem­bers from the Royal Cana­dian Navy (RCN) and the Royal Cana­dian Air Force (RCAF), along­side mem­bers of the Mer­chant Navy (MN). They will be ac­com­pa­nied by Cen­tral Re­gion Sea and Air Cadets, Navy League Cadets, the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Colour Party, lo­cal vet­eran or­ga­ni­za­tions, other gov­ern­ment depart­ments, the diplo­matic com­mu­nity, and the Ottawa Chil­dren’s Choir. Each year, on the first Sun­day in May, Canada and its naval com­mu­nity com­mem­o­rate those lost at sea in the long­est sin­gle cam­paign of the Sec­ond World War. To­day, the legacy of the Bat­tle of the At­lantic is up­held by those cur­rently serv­ing in the RCN, pledg­ing them­selves as “Ready, Aye, Ready” to de­fend Canada and to up­hold its ideals around the world.

HMC ML 079 with a prac­tice mine circa 1943

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