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The Veteran

It was the Veteran, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It was the Veteran, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech. 

It was the Veteran, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial. 

It was the Veteran, not the police,
Who has given us the right to be secure in our persons. 

It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the right to demonstrate. 

It is the Veteran, not the politician,
Who defends our Nation

Author: unknown

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed,
and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. 

Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee 

412 Sqn RCAF 

Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients

 Please click on this link here for the complete list.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row.
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below. 

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields. 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be Yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. 

Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872-1918) 

To learn more about the issue of awarding the Victoria Cross in Canada, please check this link:

Next Dinner of VCB:

Next Dinner scheduled



30 May 2024

A Mixed Dinner

1700 Doors Open-1830 Start


For the Fallen

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 sun and in the morning, 
We will remember them. 

Laurence Binyon (bio)

Southshore Community Centre renamed General John Hayter Southshore Community Centre

Brigadier General (ret'd) John Hayter gave a short address after being honoured with the renaming of the Southshore Community Centre to the
General John Hayter Southshore Community Centre

VCB President Paul Pirie with BGen (ret'd) John Hayter 

VCB Director JM Lapointe with BGen (ret'd) John Hayter 

BGen (ret'd) John Hayter with Friends from the VCB

For more info, check this link HERE

Click here for the link to the Memorial website 
We need your help !!  We are trying to build a memorial in Cape Breton in honour of our fellow Veterans who are buried overseas.

For Process to Access Service Records of Canadian Personnel Who Served in the First World War, Please CLICK HERE

Tributes to our Second World War Veterans

Here are the links to three tributes to our Second World War Veterans. The first link is from Steve Glover who has narrated the six-piece tribute that will be on the Barrie Public Library website starting on Friday.


The second is to the Wing's FB page where there is another tribute to the Second World War Veterans.


The third is to the digital exhibit "VEDAY75 - From Normandy to Netherlands" created by Defining Moments Canada and supported by the Canadian War Museum. It can be found at:

Special Announcements:

For Information on the New Veteran's Service Card,


A Song is Forever Foundation (ASIFF):

 Please click HERE for more ASIFF info...and HERE for ASSIFF Intake Form

Canadian Military & Veteran Discount Guide:

The Ultimate List

CLICK Here for details

For Latest Daily CF/DND and Other News,

Click Here

Link to 441 (Huronia) Wing RCAFA is HERE

 Peacekeepers Park
at Angus, ON
Click here for special brochure with details
Click here for article on 40th Anniversary of Peacekeeping Tragedy

Artist Spotlight:  The Steel Spirit

CLICK HERE for details

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