Service Men - Tapp - Tweed

582 - Tapp, Malcolm – Sergeant Pilot RCAF
SM-Tapp, Malcolm – Sergeant Pilot RCAFSM-Tapp, Malcolm – Sergeant Pilot RCAF-2SM-Tapp, Malcolm – Sergeant Pilot RCAF-3
(PH002205) (PH002205-2) (PH002205-3)
- Jul/43, p.5 - “This month…Malcolm Tapp…joined up in the Air Force and (is) at #3 Manning Depot, Edmonton…just graduated from High School”
- Vol.19/1943/No.7-Jul. p.11 – “Among recent enlistments (was) Malcolm Tapp…in the RCAF.”
- Jun/44, p.3 – “Malcolm Tapp has finished his elementary and is now at a Service Flying School.”
- May/45, p.2 - “Quite a number of fellows who have returned in recent months are now back on Civvie Street. These include…Malcolm Tapp (going to University in the fall)…”
- Jun/45, p.2 - “Malcolm Tapp…(is) out and working in the plant…Malcolm will enter University in September.”
583 – Tash, Joe
- Vol.16/1940/No.9-Sep. p.6 – “Jock Campbell…is with the Canadian Scottish in Victoria, along with a large crowd of Powell River boys, including Jimmy Jacobs, Rusty Taylor, Joe Hugh Carney, Joe Tash, Hock Pelley, George and Bill Crockett, Colin McLauchlan and many others.”
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584 - Tate, A.E. (Alf) – Flight Lieutenant RCAF Overseas
(PH002204)
- Vol.17/1941/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “Last month, Alf Tate, brother of our golf pro, Ernie Tate, received his commission as Pilot Officer in the RCAF.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.2-Feb. p.9 – “Two golfing brothers, Ernie Tate, our golf pro, and brother Alf are now with the colors. Alf is a Pilot Officer at an eastern base. Ernie has joined up with the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps.”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “Alf Tate has been boosted to Flying Officer.”
- Mar/44, p.2 – “Flying officer Alf Tate, after a long spell in Newfoundland, is back in Dartmouth, NS.”
- Dec/44, p.1 – “Alf Tate, after bouncing through the air pockets of Newfoundland and riding the down drafts over the Atlantic, has been promoted to Flight Lieutenant, in which lofty atmosphere he will find many old pals, including Andy Rose, Bill Gallagher, Vince Forbes, Howie Sutton, Frank Foyston, Bill Walker Tommy Gardiner, and others with whom we haven’t yet caught up.”
585 - Tate, Ernest (Ernie) – Corporal RCEME
- Vol.17/1941/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “Last month, Alf Tate, brother of our golf pro, Ernie Tate, received his commission as Pilot Officer in the RCAF.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.2-Feb. p.9 – “Two golfing brothers, Ernie Tate, our golf pro, and brother Alf are now with the colors. Alf is a Pilot Officer at an eastern base. Ernie has joined up with the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.4-Apr. p.10 – (picure caption) “Look who’s here! Our former golf pro, Ernie Tate, shows the boys just what “on guard” means in our modern army. The pictue was taken at Vernon, where Ernie had his preliminary training.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.7-Jul. p.13 – “Summer and embarkation leaves are bringing manyy of the boys back home for brief and well earned holidays…Ernie Tate (is) among the lads who have been with us in recent weeks.”
- May/43, p.2 – “…and so has old eagle eye Ernie Tate (picked up a couple of hooks).”
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586 - Tauber, A. – Stoker/M RCNVR
(PH002126)
- May/45, p.2 - “Quite a number of fellows who have returned in recent months are now back on Civvie Street. These include…Stoker A. Tauber…”
587 - Taulbut, W.A. – LAC RCAF
- Jun/45, p.1 - “Other fellows definitely signed up for the Pacific include…W.A. Taulbut.”
588 - Taylor, Doug
- Mar/45, p.2 – “And here are a few messages we promised to send…Doug. Taylor’s best to Bertie and Billl Gallagher.”
589 - Taylor, Ken – Telegrapher TO RCN
SM-Taylor, Ken – Telegrapher TO RCNSM-Taylor, Ken – Telegrapher TO RCN-2
(PH002125) (PH002125-2)
- Vol.17/1941/No.4-Apr. p.11 – “Youngest member of the forces is Kenny Taylor, RCN, age just under 17, who starts on the first lap of his seven years’ service.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.10-Oct. p.9 – (picture caption) “Telegraphist Ken Taylor, RCN, is Powell River’s youngest member of the fighting forces. Ken is the youngest sailor in the RCN to pass his final telegraphist test.”
- Apr/43, p.4 - (in a letter from Stan Richardson) “Lately I’ve met quite a few of the boys including…Ken Taylor…”
- May/43, p.4 - (in a letter from Stan Richardson) “…Kenny Taylor comes around with me…”
- Jun/44, p.2 - (re: Normandy invasion) “Quite a number of the lads (including)…Ken Taylor…were probably kicking around somewhere in the vicinity.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.7-Jul. p.10 – “Somewhere in the vicinity on (a) Canadian or British destroyer (was) TEL.TO Ken Taylor…”
- Dec/44, p.3 – (#4259) RCN MTB #456 29
th Can MTB Flotilla % GPO London England “Congratulations to Tel. T/O Ken Taylor who was Mentioned in Dispatches early in January for conspicuous conduct and devotion to duty.”
- Jul/46, p.6 - “Lads like…Ken Taylor…kept Powell River colors at the masthead, as convoy after convoy battled its way to the sorely pressed shores of the United Kingdom.”
- Jul/46, p.7 – (re D-Day) “…and darting in and out of the maze of shipping traffic that jammed the channel was Telegrapher Ken Taylor, on HMCS No. 456.”
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590 - Taylor, Len M. – Lance Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002258/2289)
- Vol.16/1940/No.4-Apr. p.8 – “Leonard Taylor…has recently enlisted with the famous Vancouver Seaforths and is now training somewhere in the east.”
- Vol.17/1941/No.2-Feb. p.3 – “The Seaforths, who will be to the fore if any invasion of Britain is attempted, include…Len Taylor, son of Ernie Taylor, Powell River.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.9 – “Norm Hill and Len Taylor have taken English brides.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “The old First Division, the Seaforths, mighty in name and tradition, have seven Powell River boys in the ranks. There is Pte. Len Taylor…”
- Vol.20/1944/No.2-Feb. p.12 – “The Vancouver Seaforths, who haave been in the thick of the fray since Sicily, included Cpl. Len Taylor…”
- Mar/44, p.4 – (in a letter from Maurice Wilshire) “At one place here I met…Len Taylor…”
- Jul/46, p10 - “From the beaches of Pachino to the Po valley, with interim stops at the Hitler and Gothic lines, at Cassino, at the Morro and a score of other natural obstacles, Powell River was always there…With the Seaforths...(was)…Len Taylor…”
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591 - Taylor, P.V. (Rusty) – Lance Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
(PH002328)
- Vol.16/1940/No.9-Sep. p.6 – “Jock Campbell…is with the Canadian Scottish in Victoria, along with a large crowd of Powell River boys, including Jimmy Jacobs, Rusty Taylor, Joe Hugh Carney, Joe Tash, Hock Pelley, George and Bill Crockett, Colin McLauchlan and many others.”
- Vol.17/1941/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “…News has come through of the safe arrival in England of Canada’s Third Division…includ(ing) the 1
st Battalion Canadian Scottish, whose nominal roll includes twenty-two Powell River boys. Among these (is) “Rusty” Taylor…”
- Vol.18/1942/No.4-Apr. p.10 – “Rusty Taylor tells us the Powell River boys are taking turns guarding the cigarettes which have inflamed the predatory instincts of several non-Oowell River troops in “B” Company.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.8 – “Twenty-two Powell River representatives are numbered in the ranks of the First Canadian Battalion, Canadian Scottish, Third Division. They include such stalwarts as Pte. “Rusty” Taylor…”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “Pte. Rusty Taylor, Canadian Scottish, has received his first stripe.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.5-May. p.11 – “Rusty Taylor is a lance-corporal.”
- Jun/44, p.2 - “And there is all the old crowd still with the First Canadian Scottish (including)…Rusty Taylor…who have probably raise CAEN by this time.”
- Jul/44, p.2 – “Rusty Taylor…(was) wounded on the opening day of the assault (D-Day) and (is) in hospital in England.”
- Nov/44, p.5 – (K-57556) 1
st Bn CSR Cdn Treasury Office CAO “Just received 900 S/Caps from the Powell River Company. Please accept my thanks. They were certainly welcome as I had been on English cigs for about a week…I suppose you know by now that I didn’t last very long in Normandy – went in on D-Day and was back in England five days later, with a bullet through the leg. Now I’ve been posted to the Cdn. Treasury Office and my address will be as above for some time anyway. At present am stationed in the north of England, and having a wonderful time…”
- Dec/44, p.4 – “Thanks for the cigarettes which were more welcome than ever. Am still in the Treasury Office. Over a hundred pubs here and they have lots of beer but spirits are a bit short…As you know I was wounded in Normandy and they sent me here after discharge from hospital.”
- Mar/45, p.1 – “Rusty Taylor, in England after a spell in France, is an official lance jack, pay and all.”
- Jul/46, p11 - (re: D-Day) “Hitting the beaches in that first unstoppable assault with the Scottish…(was)…Rusty Taylor.”
592 - Tearle, T.E. – Corporal CAAF
- Feb/45, p.1 – (K-70525) CAO
- Apr/45, p.5 – “Another flask that Tommy Tearle )#1 COMERU CAO) is now overseas and anxious to tie up with any of the boys in his area.”
- Jun/45, p.3 – RCEME CAAF “Guess the boys are beginning to arrive home because they are leaving here pretty regularly. I won’t make it before Xmas because am still short of the required number of points. My father is over here and keeping fit…Have been with this workshop in Holland for awhile and it’s a good outfit. We were stationed just outside Rotterdam and have recently moved to a spot near Utretcht…Regards to all the gang.”
593 – Templeton, W. (Bill) – Corporal RCAF
- Vol.17/1941/No.11-Nov. p.6/7 – “Leading Aircraftsman Bill Templeton…occupies the month’s spotlight. Bill was among those presented to the Duke of Kent on the latter’s recent visit to Canada. The Duke chatted with Bill for a few minutes. He didn’t know much about Powell River-but, according to Bill, he does now!”
594 - Thompson, E.L. (Eddie) – LAC RCAF
- May/43, p.5 - “We thank the scores of boys who have written us and are only sorry we can’t include all your letters. We hope to get around to most of them some time. Meantime we would like to acknowledge letters from…Eddie Thompson…”
595 – Thompson, Jack – Staff Sergeant
- Vol.17/1941/No.12-Dec. p.6 – “With the Canadian garrison at Hong Kong is Staff-Sergeant Jack Thompson, secretary in the Powell River offices for many years. He left Powell River for the east before the outbreak of war. Jack is with an eastern rifle regiment…Sergeant Thompson is, therefore, the first former citizen of Powell River to see action with the military forces of Canada.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.5-May. p.16 – “Gladys Thomson (sic) will spend her two weeks’ vacation in Powell River again this year. Her husband, Jack Thompson, is still a prisoner in Jap hands, and word has been received by Gladys that both Jack and his senior officer, Col. Jack Price, are both well.”
596 - Thomson, James (Jimmy) – Private Veterans Guard of Canada
- Aug/43, p.2 – (in a letter from Joe Miller) “In our own Veterans’ Unit, we have…Jimmy Thompson [sic], (former baker, Avenue Lodge)…”
597 - Thomson, N.L. (Norman) – Private Canadian Army Overseas
- Vol.20/1944/No.11-Nov. inside cover – (photo caption) “…To Mrs. (Norman) Shaw goes the credit for really introducing the ballet to Powell River…Norman Thomson, now overseas with the RCAF, (has) won natinal fame as (a) professional dancer.”
- Feb/45, p.3 (109) – (K-68839) 3
rd Cdn CCS RCAMC CAO “Thanks very much for the News Letter and for the cigarettes which have been a great help to me. Have been able to slip the odd package under the pillows of some of the wounded chaps, and they certainly appreciate them. Unfortunately, most of the fellows I see come on stretchers, so I am one of the few that doesn’t look forward to seeing a Powell River boy…Met Vic Poole on an LSI in the Channel on his second trip to France, and Cecil in a pub in Belgium one nite; but up here amid the windmills I haven’t seen a familiar face…Since some of the felloes are in Shaughnessy, I would like to pass on the info that the red-headed waitress in the dining room is good for two desserts.”
- Mar/45, p.2 - “And a report from Johnny Gibson that Norman Thompson is dancing with the Canadian Army Show – a report that will surprise nobody.”
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598 - Thorburn, G.H. – Private HQ Pacific Command
(PH002329)
599 - Thorpe, P.V. (Vic) – Sergeant RCAF
SM-Thorpe, P.V. (Vic) – Sergeant RCAFSM-Thorpe, P.V. (Vic) – Sergeant RCAF-2SM-Thorpe, P.V. (Vic) – Sergeant RCAF-3
(PH002202) (PH002202-2) (PH00220203)
- Jan/44, p.1 – “Vic Thorpe has quit eating with the men. He located his third hook recently. Vic is at Victoria Island, Ottawa.”
600 - Todd, Allan – Sergeant RCAF Overseas
SM-Todd, Allan – Sergeant RCAF OverseasSM-Todd, Allan – Sergeant RCAF Overseas-2
(PH002203) (PH002203-2)
- Vol.18/1942/No.7-Jul. p.13 – “Summer and embarkation leaves are bringing manyy of the boys back home for brief and well earned holidays…Alan (sic) Todd (is) among the lads who have been with us in recent weeks.”
- Jul/43, p.1 – “Allan Todd (is) sprouting two stripes.”
- Oct/44, p.3 - “Some recent arrivals overseas include…Sgt. Alan Todd (R-143495) RCAF Overseas.”
- Nov/44, p.2 – “You will locate Allan Todd under the following: Sgt. Todd, A. (R-143495) RCAF Overseas
- Jan/45, p.3 – “At tome of writing (Jan. 11) am on the injured list. Have had my knee stitched as a result of taking a short cut in the blackout and ending up over a ten foot drop. Had a note from Dint Hunter in India recently, and he is doing all right.”
- Apr/45, p.3 – “…Thanks for the last batch of 900 cigs and the News Letter, both of which were welcome…Bu the way, there is a story connected with my knee injury which will have to wait until a bunch of the boys come back and we get around a table full of beer—lots of beer…Hear from Don Clarke and Dent [sic] Hunter regularly and may get down there way one of these days.”
- Jun/45, p.4 – “…I don’t think there is another town in Canada that looks after its boys in the forces the way you folks at home do—and it is sure appreciated. Had the good fortune to be in London V-E Day and I will never forget the spectacle. Thought I knew what crows were but have never seen anything like London on that day…Got a couple of pictures of the Royal Family when they came out on the balcony. Am sending you some of the shots I took that day.”
- Vol.21/1945/No.9-Sep. p.7- “I didn’t know there were so many people in the world.” This is how Sgt. Aln Todd described the juilant masses who jammed the streets of London when news of the German surrender came through. “Instictively,” said Alan, “the people of London, as if pulled by an invisible cord, converged on Buckingham Palace, where the King and Queen with the two Princesses waved at the crows from the balcony of the Palace. “Everybody was gay, happy and excited. They had good reason to be, for they had been in the front line for nearly six years under conditions of almost intolerable strain. They had a right to celebrate.”
601 - Tomado, J. (Beppie) – A/B RCNR
SM-Tomado, J. (Beppie) – A:B RCNR SM-Tomado, J. (Beppie) – A:B RCNR -2
(PH002124) (PH002124-2)
- Apr/44, p.2 - “Seaman Bill Price…says he hopes to enjoy a leave with…Beppie Tomado very soon.”
- Apr/44, p.3 - (in a letter from Doug Ingram) “I am in a nice part of the south coast (of England) and…Beppie Tomado (is) with me.”
- Jun/44, p.2 - “In the landing craft crews we have…”beppie” Tomado…”
- Vol.20/1944/No.7-Jul. p.10 – “In the landing craft that grated in broad daylight on French soil…probably included…AB “Beppie” Tomado…”
- Jan/45, p.3 – “Beppie Tomado, after crashing ashore with (his) landing craft on Normandy, (is) still out in BC…”Bep” (is) at Esquimalt.”
- Jan/45, p.5 – (V-67520) HMCS Givenchy Esquimalt BC “…Not much news around here. See Mr. Rees, Danny Hopkins and Harry Pickles around. Lost track of a lot of the boys since we came back from England. Ron Fraser is at Rupert, Doug Ingram on the east coast. Ran into three Powell River girls, Eileen Morrison, Eleanor Lawson and Lois Taylor in Victoria. Sure good to see some real girls.”
- Feb/45, p.2 – “ “Beppie” Tomada [sic] is back in town after a discharge from the RCNVR. He figures on taking a Vocational Course…Had a long chat with Harry Riley recently, back home on a long furlough. He reports back to an eastern base shortly. In good shape and says to tell Stan Richardson and Art Auline, that the beer back home is all right and the rationing could be worse.”
- Jul/46, p.7 - (re: D-Day) “Behind the mine sweepers came the landing craft, of all types. In the large Landing Craft (was)…Beppie Tomado, who drove ashore on Juno, the British beachhead.
602 - Tosh, J. (Joe) – Private CSR
- Apr/44, p.3 (49) – “Joe Tosh (is) in Powell River.”
603 - Trembley, P.W. (Phil) - Private
- Apr/43, p.5 - “Recent enlistments around town include…Phil Trembley…”
604 - Trevison, R. (Bob) – Private Canadian Army
- May/43, p.5 - (now in the service) “Bob Trevison, Army.”
- May/44, p.2 – (K-51242) 8
th Coy 2nd Bn #1 BCRD CMF
- Feb/45, p.2 – “Bob Trevison (is) still convalescing. Bob (was) hit in December at the Lamonte Bridgehead. Latest reports indicate (Bob is) coming along all right.”
- Jun/45, p.3 – (in a letter from Earle Dore) “Frank [sic] Trevison dropped in the other day and is feeling fine.”
- Jul/46, p10 - “From the beaches of Pachino to the Po valley, with interim stops at the Hitler and Gothic lines, at Cassino, at the Morro and a score of other natural obstacles, Powell River was always there…With the Seaforths...(was)…Bob Trevison…”
605 - Tull, Harold – Flying Officer RCAF
- Feb/43, p.3 – “Harold Tull has been promoted to Flight Lieutenant [sic].”
- Apr/43, p.1 – “Flying Officer Harold Tull was married in Vancouver two weeks ago.”
- Apr/43, p.5 – “Flying Officer Harold Tull seconded for similar duties (as an instructor)…Harold just dropped in for a few hours, after getting married in Vancouver.”
- Jan/45, p.3 – “Flying Officer Harold Tull (PO Box 456 Clinton Ont) is still back east, but looking forward to coming out this way. Sends his best regards to the gang.”
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606 – Turnbull, Bob – A/B RCNVR
(PH002123
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.7 – “In the ranks of the bluejackets are scores of former employees, well known throughout the district. There is…Bob Turnbull…worthy of the tradition handed down and maintained by the Royal Navy.”
607 - Tweed, G.B. (Gerry) – Corporal Canadian Army Overseas
- Nov/44, p.4 - (K-63159) CMHQ CAO “Please convey my thanks again for the cigarettes. The new system seems to be hitting its stride now. Haven’t seen any P.R. lads about here for some time. Expect they are all across the channel and only the old crocks and old timers like myself left.”
- Jun/45, p.4 – “…Hope it will not be long before I can thank you in person for the cigarettes and Nerws Letters which I have received so regularly, though I expect I’ll be one of the last to leave. Hope to make it by Xmas if all goes well. Would like to mention that my son John is now at the infantry training camp at Vernon and will be going to the Pacific. (K-6756) Pte. Tweed, J.H. 517 CITC Vernon BC.”
608 - Tweed, J.H. (John) – Private CITC
- Jun/45, p.4 – (in a letter from Gerry Tweed) “Would like to mention that my son John is now at the infantry training camp at Vernon and will be going to the Pacific. (K-6756) Pte. Tweed, J.H. 517 CITC Vernon BC.”