well done HBP, i wish more families would follow your fine example , there would be far less problems with young ones making bad choices as they grow up......nahmint.Just got back from the Lake Cowichan Ceremonies...
All the kids walked in the parade this morning... the 5 and 7 yr olds with their respective hockey teams and my 11yr old, 13yr old and myself with the Lake Cowichan Scout Troop.
In memory of many (Family and non-family) that we will never forget...
I was there and it seems like the crowds keep growing every year. Had the last Centurion tank left from the Korean war.Great Ceremony in Aldergrove this morning.
We will Never Forget........RIP for those we lost. Forever grateful to you and those presently serving.
my father always spoke highly of the GURKHAS as fighters and he seldom said anything, and my grandad of the SIKHS... hell,i was almost born there !!!! but no,grandad came to Quebec instead......... a couple times in his long life,he did make a few mistakes.....
The Sikhs and Gurkhas fought alongside the Canadians, just as I'd fight for you with my by hunting rifle if we were ever attacked by a foreign nation..."behind every blade of grass is a hunting rifle"Nov. In my mind there are no Sikhs and Gurkhas, there are no Japanese or Indians, There were only fine brave Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen fighting for freedom of this country. Remembrance Day is a day every man and woman who donned a uniform and many who did their part in the shadows should be remembered for what they chose to do for us, not what color or religion they were.
Very impressive bit of history you have there!My Father Lance Corporal Scots Guards - 1958 last Redfern male to serve in uniform
Archie Sergeant HLI - survivor of Dunkirk rear guard and D Day
Willie - 8th Army - Western Desert and Italian Campaigns
Charlie - Leading Seaman Royal Navy - HMS Hood - was on a course leave when she was sunk
Jimmy - REME - D day Northwest Europe
My Grandfather Gunner Royal Artillery - 1939 - 1945 - DDay and Northwest Europe
My Great Grand Father Corporal Redfern Royal Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) - died of Wounds Kut Mesopotamia (Iraq) 1919 Great - Uncle Benny (his brother) Infantry Western Front became a tramp after the war because of what we call now PTSD
My Great Great Grandfather Cameronians (Royal Scots Rifles) Boer War
Helmut SS Panzer Grenadier - Killed in Action Russian Front
Herman Wermacht OberLeutnant - Captured Russian front released 1949
Karl Chief Petty Officer - Kriegs Marine - lost his leg when a mine rolled over it
Willi - Obergefreiter - Kriegs Marine Uboats - caught TB on the boats and was confined for last part of war to shore
Johann my Grand Father was a Tottemkopf
All the above had safe jobs as they were miners or steel workers - Only my father was drafted all the others volunteered
I considered joining in 1964 but got a lot of resistance from my folks. The military didn't want to take myThank-you Big Lew
A lot to live up to - I wanted to join the service but my father forbade me to. He said the Redfern's have served enough. My son has told me if he doesn't get a football scholarship he is going to join. Thankfully he is 6" 8" and a good O-Lineman so his chances at a scholarship are good: