Seventy Eight years ago on 7 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
7 September 1939 – York Island
H.M.C.S. Comox proceeded to Esquimalt. H.M.C.S. Amentiers, Lt. McDuff, R.C.N.R. arrived. A/Lt. Jackson, R.C.N.R. appointed C.X.O.
Radio Station progress report (See App. “G”)
Lt. Col. G. Turner, H.Q. M.D. XI phoned
Letter re progress reports (see App. “G”)
Weather : Dull – 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.