Military Service Recognition Book

125 ONTARIO COMMAND GRANUM, John A. John was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on August 11, 1943. He joined the Army on September 7, 1960 and served as a Captain in Kapuskasing, Ontario with the Algonquin Regiment, “A” Company. After his discharge on January 7, 1964, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in October 1985. He received his Canadian Forces Decoration in 1998. John currently resides in Kapuskasing. GRIFFITHS, Art Art was born in Windsor, Ontario on September 28, 1922. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force on February 18, 1941 and served in Canada and Gander, Newfoundland until his discharge on September 28, 1945. Art was an airframe mechanic who wanted desperately to serve in the air. He twice attempted to re-muster to gunner but the Air Force turned him down. Art has been a member of St. Mary’s Legion Branch 236. GRAY, Victor A. “Vic” Vic was born on May 20, 1913 in Leith, Scotland. He served in the Merchant Navy on M. V. Clifton Hall and made 45 Trans-Atlantic journeys, including the M. V. Empire Seal. After being torpedoed off Halifax and adrift for three days, he joined the Royal Navy and served on HMS Arbiter as a Sub-Lieutenant. He was assigned to organize landing craft for the invasion of Japan with the war ended. During his naval service, he sailed the Atlantic, African waters and in the Mediterranean. Vic was a member of Harry Brown VC Legion Branch 497 before he passed away on February 14, 1998.