Seventy Eight years ago on 8 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
8 September 1939 – York Island
C.A.S.F. Slate of Officers (See App. “F”)
Dead cat discovered in Water Tank, and much consternation ensued. H.M.C.S. Armentiers delivered 300 gallons by using a hand pump for 10 hours.
1 O.R. transferred to 11th A.A. Battery R.C.A.
1 O.R. proceeded on compassionate leave
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.