Media Advisory - HMCS DONNACONA commemorates the Battle of the Atlantic



    MONTREAL, May 1 /CNW Telbec/ - On Sunday, 3 May at 2:00pm Her Majesty's
Canadian Ship DONNACONA will commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic with a
parade at the Clock Tower Quay in the Old Port of Montreal. The parade, which
will include over 300 participants from HMCS DONNACONA, the Royal Canadian
Legion, the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets,
will be reviewed by Honourary Captain (Navy) Moise Tousignant.
    The Battle of the Atlantic ran from 3 September 1939 until 7 May 1945 and
was the longest continuing engagement of the Second World War. The victory of
the allies in the Battle of the Atlantic, in which the Royal Canadian Navy
played a significant role, set the stage for victory in Europe by ensuring
that supplies and troops could be transported from North America to Great
Britain and Russia. This victory did not come without a price: 23 Canadian
warships, 15 Canadian merchant vessels and thousands of lives were lost.

    HMCS DONNACONA is the Canadian Navy's reserve division in Montreal, a
unit of over 200 men and women who serve Canada on a part-time basis or on
full-time contracts on ships and around the world. DONNACONA commemorates the
sacrifices made during the Battle of the Atlantic with a parade each May.




For further information:

For further information: Note to editors: Commander Kimberley Kubeck,
Commanding Officer of HMCS DONNACONA, will be available for interviews. Please
contact Lieutenant (Navy) Geoff Hamilton, (514) 283-6517 x203 to schedule an
interview. For more information about the Naval Reserve visit
www.navy.forces.gc.ca/navres.

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