Sunday, 11 November 2012

If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.


1-4 Boys in uniform2

Annie Baillargeon


Tony Rusk

My father-in-law Noel, above, fought in the Royal Newfoundland regiment as a commando during the North Africa campaign and at Monte Cassino in Italy.



My nephew Tony Rusk, on his return from Afghanistan.







Tholthorpe-Marcel in Trafalgar Square

Above is my father on leave in London at Trafalgar Square sometime around 1943. He was in the Royal Canadian Air Force based at Tholthorpe near York. He was an air traffic controller for the duration of the war and boarded with a farm family. All four of the Baillargeon brothers returned home to Tecumseh Ontario after the war.



Judy Wood said...

Lovely to see the photos. Thanks for sharing--I'm the daughter-in-law of Shirley Wood, Noel's brother, so there's a faint line of kinship here.

Bob VE3MPG said...

Thanks for the nice comments Judy. Jill has spoken of you so I know a little of your family connection. Jill went to Italy with us a few years ago and we visited Monte Cassino south of Rome where Noel fought alongside other Allied troops to liberate the way to Rome and beyond. It was quite emotional for all of us being in that sacred spot where so many lost their young lives.