Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Captain Returns

It has been a long time since I've posted on my blogs or even painted a figure. My life was in a bit of turmoil, but things have straightened out. After five years of chronic underemployment I now find myself, as an accounting technician, very much in demand. It has been a good year. However the hobby side of my life has suffered, while I searched for steady employment, and then found it.


I will start off with an item that recently arrived in the mail. As some of you may know, the Government of Canada has officially introduced a new bar for the veterans of Bomber Command.  In my opinion this recondition was long overdue.

All Canadian Veterans, regardless of rank, who were awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and served a minimum of one day with Bomber Command are eligible for the Bomber Command Bar. The application for the bar can be found on the Veterans Affairs Canada Website.

My father passed away in 1995 and his medals were donated to the Royal Canadian Legion, Spryfield Branch 152. My plan is to make sure the bar gets added to them on my next trip east.