The Battle of Atlantic was the longest battle of the Second World War. The Royal Canadian navy and air force, being a major contributor of the battle, fought hard for the liberation of Europe from German conquest, and for the release of Great Britain from starvation. However, their victory came at the gruesome cost of the loss of 24 warships, and 2000 brave Canadians.
That is why every year, on the first Sunday of May, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets of Fraser attend the Battle of Atlantic Parade to commemorate this bittersweet memory, and remember the sailors, air men, merchant navy men, and civilians who risked or even sacrificed their lives for the happiness of others. We know that by participating in the Battle of Atlantic parade, the cadets can gain a better understanding of the history of the Canadian Navy and start to realize that being a cadet is not just simply volunteering, going sailing, and having fun, but also representing and carrying on the mindset and spirit of a true Canadian veteran who were willing to make sacrifices for the well-being of this country and of their loved ones.
This ceremony will take place this coming May the 5th at 10:30am at Westminster Pier Park. Any member of the public is graciously welcome to assist us in remembering such a valiant battle.