Bay Roberts re­mem­bers Bat­tle of the At­lantic

Pho­tos by Ned­dal Ayad

The Compass - - Editorial - Edi­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Peo­ple from all over Con­cep­tion Bay North gath­ered in Bay Roberts Sun­day, May 7 to hon­our a war waged at sea. The Bat­tle of the At­lantic went on for the du­ra­tion of the Se­cond World War (1939-1945), with Al­lied Forces do­ing their best to keep the sup­ply lines open as Ger­man ships launched at­tacks.

New­found­land’s in­volve­ment was con­sid­er­able, with planes fly­ing out from Gan­der for pa­trol mis­sions and a New­found­land Es­cort Force es­cort­ing con­voys through Royal Cana­dian Le­gion mem­bers rep­re­sent­ing groups from all over Con­cep­tion Bay North took part in the Bat­tle of the At­lantic pa­rade on Wa­ter Street in Bay Roberts May 7. 249 Effie M. Mor­ris­sey Sea Cadet Corps was among the local cadet groups to par­tic­i­pate in the Bat­tle of the At­lantic pa­rade in Bay Roberts May 7. dan­ger­ous ter­ri­to­ries.

The event fea­tured mem­bers of Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 32 Bay Roberts and other local Le­gion groups, plus cadet groups rep­re­sent­ing Bay Roberts, Bri­gus and Car­bon­ear. A pa­rade made its way along Wa­ter Street to­wards the local Le­gion for an out­door cer­e­mony.

A sea cadet rings a bell to hon­our the mem­ory of thou­sands of Navy sailors lost at sea dur­ing the Bat­tle of the At­lantic.

Shots are fired to salute those who were lost in the Bat­tle of the At­lantic.

Mem­bers of the Royal Cana­dian Air Cadets 589 group from Car­bon­ear march on Wa­ter Street.

Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood was among the speak­ers at the May 7 cer­e­mony to hon­our the Bat­tle of the At­lantic. Har­bour Grace-Port de Grave MHA Pam Par­sons, pic­tured stand­ing next to Wood, also at­tended the event.

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