On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, five currently-serving 415 Squadron members and a Squadron alumnus visited the Veterans’ Unit at Soldiers Memorial Hospital. The purpose of the trip was to socialize with the veterans, learn about their stories, show our appreciation for their sacrifices, and share what the Squadron is up to.
415 Squadron Association
(L to R) Mr Anscomb, Ms Salley and Maj Harvey
The 415 Squadron Association is once again proud to be able to connect with our veterans. Recently Association members Mr Rick Anscomb and Maj Al Harvey visited the Veteran’s Wing at Soldiers Memorial Hospital located in Middleton NS. On behalf of the Association they presented a cheque to assist in the purchase of equipment used for the Veterans comfort. The gift was gratefully accepted on the Veterans behalf by Ms Lisa Salley, a care coordinator. The 415 Squadron Association keeps the connection alive with our Veterans and is honoured to visit with them and support them whenever we can.
The 415 Squadron Association keeps its links with the community and veterans alive and well. Every year, the Association consults with the Veterans’ Wing at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton to see if there is anything the veterans would like or could use. Alexis Hannah, Care Coordinator, mentioned some slow cookers would be a great way to produce some home-cooked meals for residents. So on 10 January 2013, Rick Anscomb (retired Major, left) and Major Al Harvey (14 Wing, MPEU), members of the Association Alumni, visited the veterans’ unit, met many of the residents and presented the slow cookers to Hannah. It is the Association’s pleasure to regularly support veterans, and a privilege to meet them and maintain the bonds amongst those who served.
Supporting Veterans' Care
The 415 Squadron Association continues its support of veterans at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Middleton with a recent financial donation. This gift will be combined with other contributions to purchase night stands for a number of veterans. One of the other contributions used for this purpose came from 415 Squadron personnel. The Squadron has decided to resume its long standing connection with the Veterans' Wing and in the future will join with the Association to support the resident veterans. At the presentation were, from left, 415 Squadron Master Warrant Officer Trevor Bull, 415 Squadron Association representative Al Harvey, veterans' care coordinator at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Alexis Hannah, 415 Squadron Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff Davis and 415 Squadron representative Sergeant Kim Smith.
Mr Rick Anscomb presenting a cheque recently to Alexis Hannah representing the veterans at Soldiers Memorial Hospital. 415 Squadron Association contributes to the Veteran's Wing of the Hospital regularly to support and provide comforts to our Veterans. ThIs donation was put towards the purchase of a new microwave oven for use in the Veteran's common area.
From L to R: MCpl Hampton, Capt Kelly, Alexis Hannah, MCpl Leblanc, LCol Thorne