Yesterday we had visitors from the UK. Caroline Hoon of Comox brought her relatives Sue Birch (Mere Wiltshire) and Malcolm Evans (Bath), to our Museum. During the course of conversation we discovered that they were on the island to attend the unveiling of a statue of Sue’s grandfather, C.W. Lonsdale, the founder of Shawnigan Lake School.
Sue is researching her other grandfather, Sydney George Birch who was Squadron Commander, 619 Squadron , RAF Bomber Command 1944-45. She hoped to find information about Canadians who served with the RAF during the War. If anyone has any information for Sue, please contact the Museum through the site or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward it on to Sue!