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ADMIRAL DESMOND PIERS NAVAL ASSOCIATION
A BRANCH of
The
RCNA
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AHOY SHIPMATES!
31st October 2019
(New Date)

Lunch & Social
1200 hrs
General Meeting
1300 hrs
at the
Royal Canadian Legion (#24)
Bridgewater
The Junior Officer
The Admiral
Janet Piers
Anne and Piers Baker
Admiral Desmond Piers
Memorial Scholarships

The Admiral Desmond Piers
Memorial Scholarship Trust,
established by former ADPNA
Patron Mrs Janet Piers,
together with the ADPNA, award
Scholarships annually for Sea
Cadets enrolled in Corps
located in Lunenburg,
Shelburne Yarmouth , Queens
Counties and the Cornwallis
Area.


Roll of Honour
RAdm Craig A. Baines,
MSC, CD
Commander, Maritime Forces
Atlantic and Joint Task Force
Atlantic (and New Honorary
President of the ADPNA)
Letter from Joe Bishara (Click)
Ships Officers HMCS Algonquin
On June 18th, 1944 H.M.C.S. ALGONQUIN
returned to the assault area in Normandy, as part
of the escort for the Battleship H.M.S. RODNEY.
Aboard, as passengers, were the Commander of
the First Canadian Army, Lieut.General H.D.G.
Crerar, C.B., D.S.O., and his staff. The occasion
was looked upon as historic - the first time a
Canadian Army Commander had proceeded to
enemy territory in a Canadian warship. The
General was accompanied by 22 Staff Officers
and several Army Press representatives. Here
Captain Piers and General Crerar keep a sharp
lookout on Algonquin's bridge while enroute to
France.
Lt. Commander Piers addresses his men on the eve of the D-Day
invasion. " I have just received a message from Captain "D".
Tomorrow is D-Day! There will be no leave from now until the
action is over. We cannot take a chance on anyone passing
information to their girlfriends or wives which might end up in
enemy hands. We have been chosen to be in the spearhead of
the invasion, (the crew lets out a sigh ...) I have something to add
to this. HMCS Algonquin will be the point on the end of the spear."
S/M President Ivan Foote is presented a
Medallion by Former President of the Navy
League Earle Corn following a very interesting
talk on the Navy League.
Free, one-year Legion membership to welcome
Veterans to the Royal Canadian Legion

The Legion is pleased to offer currently serving and retired Canadian
Armed Forces and RCMP members with a free one-year Legion
membership, including a subscription to Legion Magazine and access
to the Member Benefit programs. Our Veteran Welcome Program,
available to all Veterans who have not yet joined the Legion, is a
great way to get to know the organization.

Being a Legion member offers opportunities to improve the lives of
those who served, remember the Fallen and support your community
— and every member makes a difference. To get more involved with
Legion activities in your community and to add your voice to our
advocacy efforts and the future of the Legion, apply through
Dominion Command’s Veteran Welcome Program and bring your
membership card to any Legion Branch to request a transfer to that
Branch.

To apply, please complete the
Veteran Welcome Program
Registration Form and return:

By mail to:  Member Services, Royal Canadian Legion Dominion
Command, 86 Aird Place,Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1

By Fax to:    613-591-9335
By Email to:  membership@legion.ca