Military Service Recognition Book

67 ONTARIO COMMAND CATTO, John M. John was born in Toronto, Ontario on May 11, 1899. He joined the RNAS in December 1917 and later joined the 115 Squadron in France to fly Handley Page night bombers. After the war, he joined the Canadian Air Force until it disbanded in 1924. He then joined the #2 Cyclist Company, Corps of Guides, and then transferred to 2nd Division Sigs in 1928. In September 1939, he enlisted for active service and served in England, France, Belgium and Holland as Chief Cipher Officer, 1 Canadian Army. He retired from active service in September 1945 and was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire, later becoming Hon. Col. of 709 (Toronto) Communication Regiment from 1976 to about 1984. John was a member of Fort York Legion Branch 165 for thirty-five years before he passed away on April 20, 1990. CHAMBERS, John H. “Jack” Jack was born in Toronto, Ontario on June 10, 1916. He married Sadie in June 1938, joined the Toronto Fire Department on January 22, 1940 and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on June 29, 1942. He served in Penfield Ridge, NB, Stanley, NS and Gander, NL. Upon his discharge on April 1, 1946, he returned to the TFD. Nicknamed “Jarrin’ Jack” by his co-workers and crews, he retired as a Captain in 1977 from #30 Hall on Commissioners Street. He and Sadie raised four children and they moved to a home they had built outside of Novar, north of Huntsville. Jack was a Life Member of Huntsville Legion Branch 232 and a Past Zone E-5 Commander and was the driving force behind the building of the Legion Seniors Apartments in Huntsville. He died on November 19, 2003. CHALLICE, Clifford Lloyd “Cliff” Cliff was born in Millbrook, Ontario on July 22, 1922. He joined the Army in 1941 and served with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment in England and Europe until his discharge in 1945. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for the Battle of Dresden in Holland. There is a room in Dresden dedicated to Cliff with his uniform and record of service. Cliff was given the Key to Dresden at a ceremony in this city where he was wounded. He also received the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp and the Victory Medal. Cliff has been a member of Millbrook Legion Branch 402 for forty-seven years.