07 July 2010

Back to the Great White North


From the Toronto Daily Star on this day in 1945:

Canadians Sail on Queen Mary
7,000 to Reach New York Wednesday

Special to The Star

Ottawa, July 7 - One of the largest groups of Canadian service personnel to return from overseas will be aboard the liner Queen Mary, which is expected to dock in New York city next Wednesday, it was announced today by national defence headquarters.

It is expected there will be nearly 7,000 Canadians aboard. Of this total 1,394 are from Military District No. 2 headquarters of which is in Toronto.

Returning personnel include drafts for the Canadian Pacific force, for repatriation, compassionate leave and liberated prisoners of war. There are no complete units included in the movement.

Photo:
Queen Mary at Southampton, June 1946, between round trips to Nova Scotia & New York

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