Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMCS ATHABASKAN (G07)

Thursday, APRIL 29, 2021@21:01-BRAVO ZULU, TO THE BLOG CREDIT; VANCOUVER ISLAND EX-CADET CLUB, FOR GREAT RESEARCH.

H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN G 07, WAS SUNK BY GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE TORPEDO BOATS T-27, T-24, off Ille De Batz, FRANCE, WITH THE LOSS OF Lt. Cdr., John STUBBS, R.C.N., D.S.O., D.S.C., M.I.D., and 127 OF H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN;S G 07 COMPLEMENT.

Note: UNLUCKY LADY-Book, and other s as Mrs. Sherry Pringle’s Book OF H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN G 07, are AT Libraries and Bookstores.

Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET.

Poem by Rudyard Kipling.

At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

On all the oceans, the white caps flow.

Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club

[Edited from the “Event” entry on the RRU website: RRU Event Notice – HMCS ATHABASKAN Sinking 75th Anniversary Commemoration (will open in a new window/tab).]

A commemorative ceremony to mark the largest loss of life in the Royal Canadian Navy’s history takes place at Royal Roads UniversityMonday, April 29.

Ship's company of the destroyer HMCS Athabaskan, Plymouth, England, April 1944. Library and Archives Canada PA-131800

Those connected to the story of HMCS ATHABASKAN, which sank off the coast of Brittany in 1944 in the lead up to D-Day, are invited to a private service in the Hatley Castle Drawing Room at 3 p.m. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please contact Geoffrey Bird, associate professor and project lead for the War Heritage Research Initiative.

A public wreath laying will take place at the cenotaph in the Italian Garden at 4 p.m. This small cenotaph includes the name of Sub-Lieutenant Robert Annett, a young officer who served in  ATHABASKAN after graduating…

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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