Seventy Eight years ago on 21 September 1939
From the War Diaries of 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA
21/9/39 Mob. Plus 17. Bde. H.Q.: 8 officers & 21 O.R.’s at Bessborough Armouries, 1 M.O. at York Island. 4 O.R.’s in Hospital. Batteries – no change. Attestation C.A.S.F. continues
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
21 Sep 1939 – York Island
Detachment of 14 O.R's "C" Coy 2nd (MG) Bn. Can. Scots. Regt. arrived from Courtenay.
Men worked all day unloading lumber.
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.