Monthly Archives: October 2012

BROCK MEMORIAL

I managed to take in the small but distinguished ceremony at St. Saviour’s church (the Brock Memorial Church) in the Village of Queenston the day before the major re-enactment. Queenston is twinned with St. Peter Port, Guernsey, birthplace of General … Continue reading

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NIAGARA LANDSCAPES

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”  John Keats GATHERING STORM, POINT ABINO, LAKE ERIE,  ONTARIO “But I tell these kids a hundred times, don’t you take the Lakes for granted They go from calm to a hundred knots so fast … Continue reading

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THREE AMIGOS

My attendance last night at a local Toastmaster contest allowed me to meet two longtime colleagues. THREE AMIGOS On my left is Chris Ford. I first met Chris at a defence course at the Royal Military College, Kingston. Subsequently Chris … Continue reading

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CAMP X

Driving home from Niagara last week, I made a determined effort to finally locate Camp X of WWII spy fame. Laugh out loud!! Turns out to be a 15 minute walk from my favourite Lake Ontario bird watching location, Thickson’s … Continue reading

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BATTLE OF QUEENSTON HEIGHTS

October 13th was the 200 anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights, first major British and Canadian victory in the War of 1812. Lose Queenston and you lose Canada…..it was just that simple! Since one of my ancestors actually fought … Continue reading

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MITCHELL BOMBER

The Mitchell Bomber was the star of the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. Although the Raid was but a military pin prick, it’s symbolic value in the aftermath of Pearl Harbour cannot be overestimated. Before the Raid, America was losing the … Continue reading

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