Seventy Eight years ago on 26 August 1939
From the War Diaries of 85 Heavy Battery, RCA CASF a sub-unit of the 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade RCA
0400 – Precautionary period Notified.
Volunteers for active service called out and mobilized under Section 63 Militia Act.
0800 – Battery ordered to be ready to move to York Island with 72 hrs Notice. 3 Officers and 50 O.R.s required for original detachment. Day spent notifying members. 11th A.A. Bty. Asked to supply volunteers to make up 50 O.R.s
1400 – Brigade Parade for men volunteering for Active Service.
Weather : Fair