Military Service Recognition Book

17 ONTARIO COMMAND ALLAN, David David was born in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire in Scotland on April 24, 1926. He enlisted in the Britain Merchant Navy on November 30, 1941 and served on S/S Dundee, S/S Capito, S/S Fidra and S/S Cape Wrath on the high seas, in U.K. waters, in the Mediterranean and during the France invasion. As part of the gun crew, he survived attacks on convoys, especially in 1943. He was discharged on January 18, 1947. David has been a member of Orillia Legion Branch 34 for fourteen years. ANDREWS, Irvin L. Irvin was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on December 16, 1932. He enlisted on February 13, 1951 and served in the RCA (AA) in Picton, then 4 RCHA and 2 RCHA in Petawawa. In 1970, he remustered to RCASC, retiring in 1983 at Petawawa. He received numerous medals for tours in Canada, Egypt, Germany, Belgium and Greenland and was discharged on August 18, 1983. In the community, he was very involved with the Red Cross for 45 years and received the Order of the Red Cross Medal. Irvin served as President and is a 25-year member of the Petawawa Community Policing Committee and is a Past President and member of the Eastern Gunners Association. He received the Ontario Government Community Service Award for 45 years of service and was presented with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for his work with veterans in 2012. He received the Meritorious Service Medal from The Royal Canadian Legion and is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth medals, 25th, 50th, and the Diamond Jubilee. He is still Veterans Service Officer for Petawawa Legion Branch 517 and G7 Zone. Irvin and his wife remained in Petawawa and they have five children. ANANICZ, Leon Leon was born in Aleksandria, Poland on October 14, 1918 and he served in the Far and Middle East during WWII. In 1944, he was placed with the 1st Polish Armoured Division under command of the 2nd Canadian Corps and took part in the France, Belgium, Holland and Germany campaign as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Field Regiment. He received the 1939-45 Star, the Africa Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal 1939-45 and the Canadian Forces Decoration. He also received the Polish Bronze Cross of Valour, the Cross of Merit and the Polish War Medal WW2. Leon immigrated to Canada in 1948. He was president of Polish Veterans Legion Branch 418 in 1955, 1957 and 1969. He was also a member of the 10th Battery Association in St. Catharines, Ontario. Leon was a member of Branch 418 for 52 years.