• Canadians at Belsen

    We’d love to hear from anyone with details of any service personnel from Canada serving in UK units or within any Canadian units.  25 total views

  • Canadians at Belsen – RCAF 437 Squadron

    “Every picture has a story to tell” may be a cliché but it’s an apt description of the story that’s been revealed since I posted one of my father’s favourite Second World War photos on Facebook last fall. The photo, dated April 1945, shows seven young men — my father, Arnold Black, is standing far right — in their Royal Canadian Air Force uniforms posing proudly in front of their airplane.  32 total views

  • Liberation of Bergen Belsen

    Keith MacLellan (1SAS)

    Keith William MacLellan (1920-1998) was a modest, quiet man who didn’t like to draw attention to himself.  46 total views

  • Ted Smith – Canadian Pilot

    Ted Smith, 92, was a Canadian pilot during the Second World War who saw frequent combat. But it is a spring day in April 1945 that’s seared into his memory. He arrived at Bergen-Belsen, the Nazi concentration camp, two days after it was liberated. Here is his description of the horrific scene he encountered.  111 total views