Bay Roberts remembers Battle of the Atlantic
Photos by Neddal Ayad
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.