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A published author advertised in the Chronicle Herald for information related to British child evacuees to Canada during World War 2. Two residents in Mount Uniacke saw the ad, contacted the writer – Millard Wright – and advised him of our “Ronald Mizon” stories and our web site. Talks commenced, Ronald gave his permission for […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940-1944 Part 66

Portsmouth to Peterborough At HMS Hornet I was shown the sleeping quarters for ordinary ratings. Well, instead of sleeping in a hammock each rating had the luxury of a spring bed with a mattress and a pillow. One of the other occupants soon made friends with me and showed me around and gave me a […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940 -1944 – PART 65

From HMCS Warrior to HMS Victory (Again)! The Captain listened to my reason of trying to get to Halifax NS. He asked me who in particular aided me to board his ship. I did not want to tell him as if I did Scottie would land in trouble and so he dismissed the question. He […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940-1944 – Part 64

THE STOWAWAY I used to visit the Sailors’ Rest at Southsea in a nearby seaside resort which was not very far away from HMS Victory. There, one could have a meal or a snack or make use of a games room and a writing room. On one of my visits I became friendly with another […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940 – 1944 Part 63

NAVY DAYS After leaving the train, of which we were all fed up and sore from sitting all day, we found that we were in a city called Portsmouth. But, the catch was, after forming up in a marching order, we had to march through the built-up area to the Royal Naval Barracks which was […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940 – 1944 Part 62

WAITING FOR THE CALL: After signing up for the Royal Navy I went home and told my mother, who wasn’t very pleased. “Been away over four years” she said, “ and now you will be off again.” Dad came home from work and I told him also. He was more understanding and he explained to […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940 – 1944 Part 61

HARD WORK: My job at the coal company was very hard and I ended up each day going home dirty and very tired from heaving the sacks of coal. As I was washing, one day, my mother caught sight of my back. She said it was sore from the rough sacks and lumps of coal. […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940 – 1944 Part 60

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: “I was accosted by an American Soldier Policeman who wanted to know who I was and where I was going. After I presented myself correctly we talked together and what a thrill it was to speak in the same accent. He would not explain where the path was or where it went to.” […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940-1944 Part 59

SAILING HOME: As I returned to the YMCA the clerk gave me a note, and on reading it, I found out it was from Mr.McKinnon instructing me to make myself ready by 10.30 am the next day when an assistant would call for me and take me by car to the dockside. He wished me […]

RONALD MIZON IN NOVA SCOTIA 1940-1944 Part 58

MIDDLESBROUGH ARRIVAL: Our escort introduced us to each other. She was returning to St Albans near London and m,e of cours,e to Middlesbrough. In his car he took us to a huge building which I guessed was the same one where we twenty-six children lodged overnight four years previously. After a light meal we, the […]