May 2020 marks the end of the Second World War in the European Theatre. For the Royal Canadian Navy, it marked the end of the war’s longest campaign – the Battle of the Atlantic. For the past several years The Naval Association of Canada (NAC) has hosted a Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner in Ottawa which brings together serving and past members of the RCN, representatives of government and industry to pay tribute to all naval veterans for their service to Canada.
Unfortunately this year’s event, which was to focus on honouring those who served in the BOA campaign, and the RCN’s own planned commemorative events across Canada have ben cancelled or deferred to a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NAC hopes this film, the story of one of the RCN’s ships in the campaign, its crew, and the townspeople from the namesake town – Trenton Ontario – who supported the ship and its crew from afar, is an appropriate way to recognize those who served during the Battle of the Atlantic.