LETTER: Recalling 'Grandpa's War'
To the editor,
I am writing on behalf of The War Amps Operation Legacy, in which members of the Association’s Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program help preserve and commemorate Canada’s military heritage by teaching others about the important sacrifices of our fallen soldiers and veterans.
Of the more than 45,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in the Second World War, 10,000 were in Bomber Command – one of the most dangerous occupations of the war.
On June 28, the Queen will be unveiling the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial in central London, UK. To mark the unveiling, The War Amps is releasing a memoir in its Canadian Military Heritage Series called Grandpa’s War in Bomber Command, a personal account of the experiences of the late Jack W. Singer. As well, members of Operation Legacy will be donating copies of the memoir to their local libraries.
Born and raised in Toronto, Singer joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at age 19 and served as a bomb-aimer with No. 9 Squadron, RAF. He wrote this memoir for his grandchildren in 1998, and, following his wish, it is now being made available to a wider audience to help people understand how it really was in World War II.
Grandpa’s War in Bomber Command can be purchased at a cost-recovery price of $15, as well as in conjunction with The War Amps documentary The Boys of Kelvin High, at a special package price of $25 by calling 1 800 250-3030 or visiting waramps.ca.
Saadia Ibrahim, 20
Operation Legacy Member, Surrey