Seventy Eight years ago on 4 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
4 September 1939 – York Island
No. 1 Gun ready for action.
Started to erect temporary wooden shelter for watch on duty.
Report re Water Supply, Accommodation, etc. (See App. “F”)
Tractor found to need several new parts.
Weather : Showers
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.