WWII Vet Travelled with Bomb in his Pocket

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In 1940, Ab Sinyard was approaching eighteen years of age in his home town of Deere Lake just outside Cornerbrook, Nfld.  His mother ran the local hotel and times were tight, so as soon as he was eligible, he enlisted with the Royal Air Force.  At the time, Newfoundland was … Continue reading

Remembrance Day Events

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Remembrance Day Banquet at the Legion on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 6 pm Bethany Cenotaph Service on Sunday, November 5th in Bethany at 1:30 pm Millbrook Cenotaph Service on Saturday, November 11th in Millbrook at 10:45 am Remembrance Day Service on Saturday, November 11th at Centennial Place at 1:30 pm

Our Debt of Gratitude to our Armed Forces Members

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The next time you are stopped behind a high school bus, take a look at the students getting off- wearing earphones, joking with friends, or off in a world of their own.  Now imagine them in an armed forces uniform.  Young men like the late Clarence Munroe, Bailieboro resident Bill … Continue reading

Spontaneous Decision Prompted Bellinger’s Enlistment in WWII

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For the late Cavan veteran Clarence Munro, joining the Armed Forces in Halifax in 1939 was the best option available.  At sixteen years of age, he had lost his parents and was supporting himself with the occasional casual work paying $1 for a ten-hour shift.  The Canadian Armed Forces were … Continue reading

Reservists Answer the Call

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The Reserve Force is a large, fully-integrated branch of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) whose members are mostly part-time staff who have civilian jobs, with some on full time employment contracts. The Reserve Force supports the regular armed forces in both international and domestic operations. There are currently 22,800 members … Continue reading

War Memorabilia Display at Millbrook South Cavan Public School

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Here at Millbrook South Cavan Public School, on Friday the 4th, we had a special guest visit us by the name of Jimmy Chapman. Over the past few years, Mr. Chapman has been collecting items that have belonged to war veterans that have fought in World War l, and in … Continue reading

Remembrance Day Service Draws People of all Ages

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This year’s Remembrance Day Service at the Millbrook Cenotaph drew a crowd of approximately 200 people, including students from three local schools, residents, shop owners, current and retired service men and women in uniform, as well as two WWII veterans, who came to mark the sombre occasion. Beginning with the … Continue reading

Lest We Forget: The Experiences of WWII Veteran Clarence Munroe

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During the Millbrook Remembrance Day Service, Reverend Lynda Hodgins shared the story of the WW II experience of one of our long time Cavan residents, Clarence Munroe. Clarence would prefer that his story be seen for what it is: not one of valour and patriotic flag waving, but a real … Continue reading

Vera Peel Answered the Call for Women Volunteers to the Royal Canadian Air Force

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Karen Graham Perhaps sixteen year old Vera Peel was enticed by one of those recruiting posters (see below) seeking women to enlist in the Canadian Air Force. She admits she would have preferred to join the Navy, but they required candidates with a university education, so Vera settled on the … Continue reading

Second-Lieutenant Andrew Kim Heads to Winnipeg

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Karen Graham This summer, Millbrook resident Andrew Kim completed his degree at the Royal Military College as well as his military training and was formally received as an Officer into the Canadian Armed Forces in his Comissioning Ceremony held at the College which is located in Kingston, Ontario. Andrew is … Continue reading