On the first Sunday I always pay my respects to the memory of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest running battle of the second World War. People might think it was a lesser battle than D Day, Battle of Britain, Sicily etc. However, if we had lost the battle in the Atlantic those other battle would not have taken place. Britain would have been starved into surrender early in the war. I often speak at church on this special day each year, it is just to remind people of the sacrifices made on our behalf. I remember the thousands of seamen that never came home. The reason we celebrate this event on the first Sunday in May each year. In May 1943 the battle had turned in the Allies favour. The UBoats, once the predators of the seas had become the prey. Of the 40 thousand Uboatmen 30 Thousand never came home. Great loss of life to both sides in the futility of war. Rest in Peace to those of you still on patrol
Photos are the White Ensign and the fireplace in the Crows Nest! This was the place ships captains gathered to plan the crossing. it is located in St Johns NFLD and well worth a visit.
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