Time sure does fly! Looking through the veteran's files at the Elgin Military Museum is one of my favourite things. It's a chance to see many of the names and faces of my childhood from an adult point of view. The stories I heard at gatherings on the lawn at our house on Hwy 4 and on the veranda at the cottage at Port Stanley take on a new dimension as I read through the files and move on to the war diaries. Those were the faces that had just come through WW II and before. I expect them to have a 'folder'.
It is slightly more alarming to come across an item announcing the 1994 retirement of someone who was a friend of my younger brothers at Wellington St. School! As I said, time flies and some are better at it than others. Bruce Robinson had a stellar career in the RCAF and went on to graduate from the US test pilot training school at Edwards Air Force Base in California - a real Top Gun.
The Elgin Military Museum has a vast collection of letters, articles, poems and pictures of veterans and others who served their community over a period of two hundred years.. This blog is our way of sharing them with you.