/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - 75th anniversary of the Bell Island U-boats attacks/

BELL ISLAND, NL, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will join community members, Veterans and their family members, youth and other special guests at Lance Cove Beach on Bell Island to mark the 75th anniversary of the Bell Island U-boat attacks.

The ceremony will commemorate two separate U-boat attacks off the shores of Bell Island in 1942 by honouring the 69 Allied sailors who lost their lives, recognizing the actions of those who came to the aid of the crews of the torpedoed ships, and highlighting the service of all merchant mariners in the Second World War. The attacks happened during the Battle of Atlantic, the longest continuous campaign of the Second World War.



Lance Cove Beach, Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador  


Saturday, September 16, 2017


1 p.m.

Note: All times local


2017 is a special year of commemoration for Canada as we remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, and Canada 150.


SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Media inquiries: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca; Alex Wellstead, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649


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