CBC: London, Ont., man creates online archive uncovering little known stories of Canadians in Combined Operations

CBC: London, Ont., man creates online archive uncovering little known stories of Canadians in Combined Operations. “Retired elementary school teacher Gord Harrison, 72, was sifting through a filing cabinet of written material left behind by his late father, Doug. Doug had written numerous columns for his hometown’s newspaper, The Norwich Gazette, throughout the 90s. For a time, he had served as president of that area’s legion. Harrison’s hope was to add something pithy for his own community newspaper column dedicated to that year’s Remembrance Day. Instead of a quote, Harrison discovered a brown Manila folder he hadn’t seen before. Inside were 45 pages of handwritten notes detailing Doug’s career as a volunteer reservist for the Canadian Navy during the Second World War.”

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