Branch 197 - History
Branch 197 - Today
Branch 197, we are privileged to have quite a few veterans from the
Second World War and
the Korean War as members of our branch. We also have a few members of
other conflicts and peacekeeping missions where Canadian men and women
of our armed forces have served.
try to introduce you to some of these members, and for some of our new
members this might help you to put a name to a face.
be proud to list all our members who are veterans, and would really
appreciate it if you could provide us with a little biography and
picture so we could honour you here.
Major Dave Crook, CD
Major Dave Crook, CD
Honours and Awards: Canadian
Crook was 18 years old
when he joined the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian
Infantry. As a private in the Korean War, he helped maintain a position
days while being surrounded and cut off from allied support. For his
and steadfast behaviour in battle, he received a presidential citation
government of the United States.
Dave remembers the wartime
hardships of living outside through two harsh winters and being dug
into a hole
in the ground with only one blanket to keep him warm. He says, “I did
this beautiful country.”
army helped Dave learn
about life and helped him place value on what is important. “Material
are not important to me,” he says. “Remembering you are Canadian is.”
man of excellent
character, Sergeant Major Dave Crook proudly and faithfully served
for 29 years in the military.
|Thomas M. Grant
Tom is a 26 year Veteran of the British Army, (Argyll &
He saw combat on the Malaysian Peninsula, the Jungle War in Bornea,
South Arabia and Northern Ireland.
In 1967 he was awarded a mention in dispatches for gallantry under fire
by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd.
However, he feels his claim to fame is that he danced with Queen
Elizabeth while serving as a member of her Royal Guard at Balmoral
Castle in Scotland.
If you are a veteran, or perhaps your parents or grandparents are veterans,
PLEASE email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can post
information about you or your relative and honour them on our site.
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