In normal times …

… I would be part of a crowd at the National War Memorial this morning, observing Battle of the Atlantic Sunday when Canada remembers those who were killed at sea in the longest and, many would argue, the most decisive battle of the Second World War …

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… Every year, on this first Sunday in May, Canadians and citizens of the Commonwealth remember this great battle. On ships at sea and at ceremonies at our national monuments a bell is sounded for each warship and for the officers and sailors who served in them who were lost in the great fight for freedom. One of them was HMCS Louisburg (K143) …

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… she was sunk on 6 February 1943, by German torpedo bombers while escorting a convoy of (mainly) troopships to North Africa, Almost half her crew, including her captain, Lieutenant Commander Frank Campbell, were killed in action.

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