D-Day Sapper Attends Mess Dinner

George Flynn with RSM Charles Rochlow and CO Jim Julien
Publication Date 
18 Jun 2019

39 Combat Engineer Regiment held its annual D-Day Dinner on Saturday, June 8 and it was a great success. This year the format was a Mess Dinner as opposed to a mixed dining-in as in other years.

Forty-four people attended the dinner and contingents from 15 Field RCA band and the J.P Fell band provided music. Also, the museum was open and visited by many guests who remarked on the changes that have taken place over the last year.

Two very special World War II guests were on hand this year. Cpl George Flynn landed on D-Day with the 16th Field Company, RCE and was in great form as he visited the museum and enjoyed the dinner. Also on hand was Brian Seward who served in the Royal Navy in the Pacific at the close of the war.

A number of other special guests attended including Mayor Buchanan and Councillor Girard of the City of North Vancouver; Councillor Back of the District of North Vancouver and Councillor Wong of West Vancouver.