My father’s family move to Canada from England in 1928, and my father, his father and his two brothers joined the British Columbia (Duke of Connaught’s Own) Regiment, also known as The Dukes, as militia in the mid-1930s. All the boys had been musicians from when they were children, so they joined the regimental band.
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1942 Squadron Leader Boomer of No. 111 Squadron is credited with the destruction of a Japanese Zero floatplane fighter at Kiska.