WATCH: Emotional reunion for vets who served on HMCS Uganda during World War II and the Korean War
An emotional reunion took place in Esquimalt for veterans of one of the most famous ships to serve in the Royal Canadian Navy.
The veterans toured some of the navy’s current ships on Friday during what will be their final reunion.
They served on HMCS Uganda during World War II or during the Korean War when Ship was renamed HMCS Quebec.
The men say it means a lot to see their old shipmates again.
“One of these fellows was on the train when I was headed to Windsor for my engineering course when I first joined the Navy,” veteran Joe Ball told CHEK News. “That was 1944 and he is here today. It’s great to see people again you haven’t seen for a long time.”
The Uganda-Quebec is unique in the Royal Canadian Navy for not only having two names but also for only seeing combat in the Pacific Ocean.