Seventy eight years ago on 10 September 1939
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
10 September 1939 – York Island
"York" procured 150 gals fresh water on Hardwicke Island.
2 ordnance artificers proceeded to Esquimalt.
Weather : Bright.
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.