Re: request Legion Magazine
I was not stationed in Terrace during the war, but I was in the Canadian
Navy stationed at H.M.C.Si Chatham in Prince Rupert. This may or may not
be of interest to you.
In 1944? The Skeena River Highway was built and opened and for the opening
ceremonies a troop convoy of
Army and Navy travelled from Prince Rupert to Terrace for the opening.
In the convoy was the Navy Band (which I was a member) two Canadian Army
Bands and one U.S. Army Band.
In Terrace a massed band concert was put on by the four bands in a open
field or park, which I assume was
part of the Army Base.
There are four pictures I am enclosing for your consideration,.
Picture #1 The convoy mid way between Prince Rupert
and Terrace for a comfort break.
Picture #2 The massed bands playing the concert in
the field and I assume it is Army Barracks in the background.
Picture #3 The four Bandmaster whose bands, took
L to R Don Buchan, Sault Ste.Marie
& Sudbury, Regt. Guy Noakes, H.M.C.S Chatham, Pr. Rupert
Al Manning, U.S.A. Fort Band
? Delamonte, Can. Army Band.
Picture #4 C.P.O. Noakes leading the massed bands
while W.O. Delamonte plays a trumpet solo.
Hope this little bit of info is useful to you, and if more is needed
I would be pleased to pass along.
Good luck and best wishes on your 80th. anniversary.
I am a member of Br461 in Brantford Ontario.