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Photo Captions from Issue #29

Windsor’s own Lancaster as she looked while still in service. Today, in Jackson Park, she stands as a memorial to 399 airmen who died in WWII.

Photo provided by Hester Curtis


Members of the 30th Reconnaissance Regiment (Active) returned to Windsor for leave after spending the winter in Dundurn Military Camp in Saskatchwan. the happy scenes which followed the dismissal of the soilders as they were reunited with parents, wives and children and sweethearts.

The Windsor Daily Star, Wednesday June 9, 1943. Photo courtesy Jean Paul Belanger


Hundreds jammed CNR station platform to bid adieu to members of the 30th Reconnaissance Regiment as they return to camp Borden after a breif leave from the Ontario training Centre..

Photo courtesy Jean Paul Belanger


Members of the Reconnaissance Regiment (Active) home on leave from Camp Borden returned to the training centre today after being bid farewell to by hundreds of relatives, friends and proud citizens whose names they will carry in action.

The Daily Windsor Star, Friday, June 11, 1943. Photo courtesy Jean Paul Belanger


Harvard trainer planes that were delivered to Windsor Airport for the Royal Canadian Air Force. From there they went to air training schools in all parts of the Dominion. The Harvard plays a great part in the turning out of fighter pilots, gunners and observers for democracy’s battle. The Target is actually called a “roundel” and indicates this is an aircraft of the British Commonwealth. 

Photo courtesy of Hester Curtis


Inspection of the guard of honor drawn up in front of Ford of Canada sand pile was the first offical action of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth) and the Duke of Edinburg in Windsor on October 15, 1951. The princess was accompanied by Lieutenant Terence Tarleton R.C.N.(R) on her review of the color guard, which was composed of 96 soldiers and sailors in the Windsor garrison reserve force, and included many Ford employees. The Duke is seen walking behind the Princess with Commander W. A. Wilkinson, R.C.N.(R) inspecting the navel contingent from HMCS Hunter. On guard is Howard Paddon, second from the left in the front row.

Photo courtesy Howard Paddon


“They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow,
They were staunch to the end aganist odds uncounted.
They fell their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sum and in the morning
We will remember them.”

Laurence Binyon


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