Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gunner Clifford Arrand

WW II Veteran Gunner Clifford Arrnad

Clifford Arrand, AKA Grandpa Cliff, who currently resides in a nearby small town remembers and continues to feel the shrapnel imbedded in his hand from one of the many days of dangers from his experiences in World War II.  Gunner Clifford Arrand served in the Canadian Army, and has since written a book of his experiences and memories, most of which he had written down as they happened.  He tells of times during the war, and then of the times as he waited to go home after the war was over.  Many of the students of Bosanquet were able to listen to and ask questions of Cliff on November 11th of 2009, as he carefully told of his war time experience, ever mindful and cautious of the children’s young minds as he told of the large ships that brought the soldiers to the battle fronts and what a typical day as a soldier was like. 

Cliff fondly remember the Dutch and how he was treated, and continues to plant potatoes today as he tells of the stories of how poor the people where and how they were so thankful to the soldiers. 

Below is a a video of a young Belgian Boy - “A lone young Belgian boy is waiting to salute the Canadian troops passing by who had been attending a memorial service.  Such class from our Canadian troops - watch what they do for this little boy.
The "Eyes Right" command is the biggest compliment troops on parade can pay and is reserved for dignitaries in reviewing stands. “

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