Remembrance Day

Oak Bay archivist Caroline Duncan travelled to Europe in September to honour Oak Bay soldiers who died in the First World War, placing certificates and Canadian flags on their grave sites. (Bruce Duncan/Submitted)

Archivist places certificates on graves of Oak Bay soldiers who died in the First World War

Caroline Duncan recently travelled to Europe carrying certificates signed by Oak Bay’s mayor

  • Nov 10, 2018
Oak Bay archivist Caroline Duncan travelled to Europe in September to honour Oak Bay soldiers who died in the First World War, placing certificates and Canadian flags on their grave sites. (Bruce Duncan/Submitted)
Central Saanich veteran finds calling as a service dog trainer

Central Saanich veteran finds calling as a service dog trainer

Service dog helped Tyson King deal with post-traumatic stress disorder

Central Saanich veteran finds calling as a service dog trainer
Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day, including the largest, which will be held at the cenotaph in downtown Victoria at the legislative grounds. (Black Press file photo)

Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place across Greater Victoria

Most ceremonies start at 10:50 on Sunday, Nov. 11

Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day, including the largest, which will be held at the cenotaph in downtown Victoria at the legislative grounds. (Black Press file photo)
Veteran honours those who served in words and deeds

Veteran honours those who served in words and deeds

Russ Hudson never met his father

Veteran honours those who served in words and deeds
Soldier’s letter tells of gassing, accepting ‘ultimate sacrifice’ during First World War
Soldier’s letter tells of gassing, accepting ‘ultimate sacrifice’ during First World War
BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel on Remembrance Day, as well as encouraging drivers to stop their buses, if it is safe to do so, at 11 a.m (File photo)

Free transit service for military personnel on Remembrance Day

BC Transit is offering free bus services across Greater Victoria

BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel on Remembrance Day, as well as encouraging drivers to stop their buses, if it is safe to do so, at 11 a.m (File photo)
Trevor Anderson served as a radio operator in the Second World War, and worked with Americans aboard a B-25 bomber which crashed into the ocean. Anderson secretly took photos throughout the war to combat the censorship he saw around him. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

98-year-old Victoria veteran shot from the air, took secret photos, and sought adventure

Trevor Anderson survived 55 bombing missions when most Air Force recruits couldn’t get to 30

Trevor Anderson served as a radio operator in the Second World War, and worked with Americans aboard a B-25 bomber which crashed into the ocean. Anderson secretly took photos throughout the war to combat the censorship he saw around him. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
World War Two aviation legends Albert Mah and Cedric Mah were raised in Prince Rupert before finding their wings. (Steven Lemay photo)

Remembering Northern B.C.’s Flying Tigers

The legend of World War Two pilots Albert and Cedric Mah, as told by their daughters

World War Two aviation legends Albert Mah and Cedric Mah were raised in Prince Rupert before finding their wings. (Steven Lemay photo)
District of Oak Bay partners with college to present ‘A Concert of Remembrance’

District of Oak Bay partners with college to present ‘A Concert of Remembrance’

The performance follows the story of a young soldier

  • Nov 1, 2018
District of Oak Bay partners with college to present ‘A Concert of Remembrance’
Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 president, Norm Scott, said there is a need for poppy campaign volunteers this year, with the campaign starting on Oct. 26 and leading up to Remembrance Day. (Gazette file photo)

Royal Canadian Legion seeks poppy campaign volunteers

Langford Legion president targets $100,000 raised by poppies

  • Oct 24, 2018
Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91 president, Norm Scott, said there is a need for poppy campaign volunteers this year, with the campaign starting on Oct. 26 and leading up to Remembrance Day. (Gazette file photo)
Sentries surrounded by wreaths stand silently at the cenotaph in Victoria on the legislature grounds during the 2017 Remembrance Day service. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Remembrance Day service in Victoria features messages of peace and love

Legion veterans’ colour party applauded by large crowd

Sentries surrounded by wreaths stand silently at the cenotaph in Victoria on the legislature grounds during the 2017 Remembrance Day service. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe

‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe

Honorary Col. David Lloyd Hart still remembers every detail of the bloody and chaotic scene in 1942

‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe
Canadians serving in peacekeeping roles in Kosovo are among the local veterans being honoured on Remembrance Day. Photo courtesy Rick Anthony

EDITORIAL: Many opportunities to learn more about veterans’ experiences

Connecting with those who have served a good way to build understanding

  • Nov 10, 2017
Canadians serving in peacekeeping roles in Kosovo are among the local veterans being honoured on Remembrance Day. Photo courtesy Rick Anthony
Langford resident Bob Szpak finds himself reading about conflicts and wars since he served in Afghanistan in 2008. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Remembrance Day brings back memories for Langford veteran

Deeper understanding of parents’ struggles appreiciated

  • Nov 10, 2017
Langford resident Bob Szpak finds himself reading about conflicts and wars since he served in Afghanistan in 2008. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Lt. Roy Pattinson, in Oak Bay on leave in 1943. This was the last time he was ever at home. Pictured with his beloved dog Mac. (Oak Bay Archives)

VIDEO: 92-year-old WWII veteran united with family of fallen soldier after decades-long search

Oak Bay High students unknowingly enable connection after leaving cards on a grave in France

Lt. Roy Pattinson, in Oak Bay on leave in 1943. This was the last time he was ever at home. Pictured with his beloved dog Mac. (Oak Bay Archives)
Remembrance Day an emotional time for Island veteran

Remembrance Day an emotional time for Island veteran

Military police members asks to remember those living with PTSD as well

Remembrance Day an emotional time for Island veteran
The CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble, under the                                direction of Michael Gormley, performs In Remembrance, Nov. 11 at Christ Church Cathedral.                                Photo contributed

Courage Remembered: Vocal ensemble performance adds to Nov. 11 tributes

Christ Church Cathedral hosting Capriccio Vocal Ensemble for 2 p.m. concert

The CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble, under the                                direction of Michael Gormley, performs In Remembrance, Nov. 11 at Christ Church Cathedral.                                Photo contributed
Retired Victoria and Oak Bay police officer Rick Anthony in Kosovo on a UN peacekeeping mission, “one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.” Photo courtesy Rick Anthony

COURAGE REMEMBERED: A remarkable journey through modern-day conflict

Victoria police officers remember the aftermath of the Kosovo war

Retired Victoria and Oak Bay police officer Rick Anthony in Kosovo on a UN peacekeeping mission, “one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.” Photo courtesy Rick Anthony