MONTREAL, May 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Media are invited by Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Donnacona to attend the Battle of the Atlantic parade and commemoration ceremony that will be held in the Old Port of Montréal on Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.
|WHEN:||Sunday May 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Clock tower at the Old Port of Montréal.|
Each year on the first Sunday in May, Canada and its naval community commemorate those lost at sea in the longest single campaign of the Second World War. Today, the legacy of the Battle of the Atlantic is upheld by those currently serving, pledging themselves "Ready, Aye, Ready" to face today's security challenges with pride and professionalism.
A parade of more than 200 participants from Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Donnacona, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Canadian Merchant Navy and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets will be inspected by Captain (Navy) Réal Brisson, CD.
The Battle of the Atlantic was a pivotal struggle during World War II, lasting from September 1939 to May 1945, which was courageously fought by the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Merchant Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. With this success came a high cost. The RCN lost 24 warships and suffered over 2,000 fatalities; the merchant navy lost over 70 ships and over 1,700 fatalities; and the Royal Canadian Air Force lost more than 900 aircrews.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Navy
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Note to editors/ news directors:
Members of the media who are interested in attending the ceremony are asked to arrive at the clock tower at the Old Port of Montréal at 1:45 pm. To confirm your presence and to obtain additional information, please contact Sub-Lieutenant Serge Abergel, Public Affairs Officer, at 514-237-8239.
For more information on the Battle of the Atlantic :
Visit our Web site: www.navres.forces.gc.ca