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Lest We Forget – George Lynch-Staunton

December 15, 2014 George Lynch Staunton

Canadian Second World War veteran, George Lynch-Staunton recently passed away. On June 6, 1944, he had landed in Bernières-sur-Mer, with the 14th Field Regiment. Lest We Forget George LYNCH-STAUNTON was born on June 1, 1923 in Pincher Creek, Alberta. Between April 1939 and October 1941, George Lynch-Staunton belonged to the 15th Alberta Light Horse. Between...

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Contest: Souvenirs de Liberations

December 11, 2014 Affiche Souvenirs de Liberations header

In honour of the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, the Department of Veterans Affairs in France (ONACVG) hopes to encourage many young citizens in commemorating this historic anniversary. For the fourth year in a row, l’ONACVG has organized a comic book design contest, open to middle and secondary school students in France. The...

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Lest We Forget – Windsor MacDonald

December 3, 2014 WMDsq

The Canadian veteran Windsor MacDonald passed away on Novembre 13, 2014. On June 6, 1944, he had landed in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, with the North Shore regiment. Lest We Forget. Windsor C. MacDonald was born on November 14, 1924 in Bay Side, New Brunswick. On June 6, 1941, at age 16 he lied about his age to join two...

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The Diary of a Proud Canadian Sailor — Real Joseph DeGuire

December 2, 2014 r17x145

The Juno Beach Centre is proud to be on the receiving end of many donated war diaries, documents, and archival photos. In an effort to make these valuable primary resource documents widely available, we will occasionally post copies of digitized files and images of artefacts. You are welcome to contribute historical documents and photos relating to...

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We’re Hiring in Canada!

December 1, 2014 Juno Beach Centre

Do you have a passion for Canadian military history? The Juno Beach Centre’s Canadian office is currently hiring a Program and Development Coordinator to help the Association advance its fundraising and educational programming goals. If you’re interested, please review the posting below and follow the application instructions included! — The Juno Beach Centre Association (“JBCA”) is a...

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Cyril Crain – Veteran Poet

November 21, 2014 Cyril2

Update: We learned today that Cyril Crain has passed. On June 6, 1944, he had landed in Bernières with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. The Juno Beach Centre and the Canadians have lost a friend. We will remember him at Juno. Cyril Walter Crain was born on June 11, 1923 in Nottingham, England. At the...

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