Friday, May 10, 2013

Battle of the Atlantic marked at HMCS Discovery

Dr Boutelier (left) accepts "Soldier of the Horse"
HMCS Discovery, along with the Naval Officers Association of British Columbia, marked the Battle of the Atlantic with a mess dinner on May 4th. Keynote speaker was Dr James Boutilier, historian and author, who is Special Advisor ( Policy) to Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters in Esquimalt.
Dr Boutilier spoke about the sacrifices made by the Allies as well as enemy submariners in the Atlantic in World War II. He noted the continued threat to the free world by proliferating submarine fleets in the Pacific today.
Dr Boutilier was presented with a copy of Soldier of the Horse by the author, whose brother and sister both served in the RCN during the Battle of the Atlantic. (Photo courtesy Mary Horton)

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