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Battle of the Atlantic Parade
May 5 @ 10:00 - 11:45
What: Battle of Atlantic Parade (it’s like Remembrance Day for the Navy)
Where: Parade will mobilize at the ship and parade on our paved parking lot.
When: Sunday May 5th – Band is to arrive for 9:30am for warm ups/practice. Everyone else needs to arrive by 10:00 (if you have cadets in band and not drop them at band start time is fine) Parade starts at 11:00 sharp, and shouldn’t take more than 1/2 – 3/4 hour. Parents are MORE THAN WELCOME/ENCOURAGED to stay and watch this short parade/service.
Cadets will enjoy Hotdogs and Sunday Sundaes courtesy of the branch for their hard work tagging.
Band cadets will have a short practice afterwards in preparation for band competition this coming weekend, May 11th.
Why: Canadians will attend ceremonies across the country Sunday, May 5th to mark the sacrifices made by the many who fought on their behalf in the epic Second World War Battle of the Atlantic.
The Battle of the Atlantic, the fight for supremacy of the North Atlantic, was waged from 1939 until 1945 and pitted Allied naval and air forces against German U-boats, whose primary targets were the convoys of merchant ships carrying vital life-sustaining cargo from North America to Europe.
Much of the burden of fighting the Battle of the Atlantic fell to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). At the outbreak of war, the RCN was comprised of only six destroyers and a handful of smaller vessels. By the end of the war, the RCN was the third largest navy in the world.
The Battle of the Atlantic ended with V-E Day on May 8, 1945.