Invasion Day Flag flies in Lindsay
White Engsign from Corvette
Lindsay presented to Public Library.
The Committee in charge of comforts for officers and men aboard H.M.C.S. “Lindsay” have received word that sweaters and socks sent to the men for Christmas have been received. Lieut. G.A.V. Thomson, RCNVR, Commanding Officer of Lindsay’s adopted ship, writes that the men were all very pleased to be remembered again by the people of Lindsay, and asked that the committee pass on his sincere thanks to all who had helped to make the gifts possible. Recently the procedure was reversed in the matter of gifts when Lieut. Thomson sent the White Ensign flown by H.M.C.S. “Lindsay” on D-Day with the following comment:
This is the White Ensign flown by H.M.C.S. “Lindsay” when we took part in the invasion of Normandy. It was flying when we were attacked by enemy E-boats on our way across the Channel to France, and was flying when we were attacked by enemy aircraft when we were anchored on the French coast awaiting our convoy to unload so we could escort them back to England.
Lieut. Thomson was recently mentioned in despatches and Lindsay may well be proud of her adopted ship and the record of her Commanding Officer, Officers and men. The White Ensign referred to is now on display at the public library.
Recently three electric toasters, the gift of the Women’s Progressive Conservative Association have been sent to the ship, together with a large carton of books and magazines. Since the beginning of the year cigarettes have also been forwarded by the Corvette Committee.