In just a week it’ll be Christmas Day… what’s for dinner at your home?  Perhaps roast pork and apple sauce… Might you be serving chippolata sausage?  How about Cream of Oyster Soup or Cream of Pea Soup?  Will you serve creamed cauliflower as one of your vegetables?  If you’re serving turkey, perhaps you’re including a traditional bread sauce… And following the main course might there be stuffed olives?  Or might there be a platter of cheese, biscuits, celery and fruits?

Over time, our service men and women have been treated to some special Christmas meals while away from home.  Have a close look at some of the Christmas menus we have in our archives:

 

NO. 6 O.T.U. COMOX, BC 1945

 

 

NO. 6 O.T.U. MENU

 

 

 

NO. 13 S.F.T.S. CHRISTMAS MENU COVER, 1944

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER S.F.T.S.

 

 

THE MENU

 

 

NO. 4 B.R. SQUADRON

 

 

THE MENU

 

 

RCAF STATION, LEEMING, CHRISTMAS 1943

 

 

 

MESSAGE AND MENU

 

 

RCAF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DINNER, TRENTON, 1938 – 1939

 

 

 

THE MENU

 

 

RCAF STATION LINTON-ON-OUSE, YORK, 1944

 

Other special occasions were celebrated as well.  This menu from September 29th, 1944 was for a Special Airmen’s Supper; it’s typed on paper.

 

SPECIAL AIRMEN’S SUPPER, NO. 126 WING HEADQUARTERS, BELGIUM

 

A Victory Dance was held in the Native Sons Hall, Comox, May 25, 1945:

 

VICTORY DANCE, NO. 6 O.T.U. COMOX, MAY 25, 1945

 

 

GUEST LIST

 

 

VICTORY DANCE MENU

 

 

AIRMEN’S MESS CLOSING DINNER, DECEMBER 7, 1945, MONCTON

 

 

 

THE EVER PRESENT AUTOGRAPH PAGE

 

 

 

THE MENU

 

** Can you imagine having to plan and cook a menu for large groups of up to 100 people at a time?  In my next post, I’ll share some Christmas dinner recipes meant for those groups!