Seventy Eight years ago on 1 October 1939
From the War Diaries of 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA CASF
1/10/39 Mob. Plus 27. No change in strength and disposition.
From the war diaries of 85 Heavy Battery, RCA CASF a sub-unit of the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA stationed at Yorke Island, BC
1 Oct 1939 – York Island
Started to convert power house into barrack hut.
HMCS "Nootka" called.
The war diaries for the following Batteries of the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA have yet to be located:
31st Heavy Battery stationed at Stanley Park and Narrows North
58th Heavy Battery stationed at Point Grey and Steveston