Message from Our
Esteemed Patron,
Anne Baker




To: My dear ADPNA Family,

At this special time of year we look forward to sharing celebrations with our families, friends and loved ones.
This year proves to be a little different. The Pandemic has created Pandemonium with our lives. Many of you have suffered both
physically and emotionally in different ways. Even the latest tragedy of the scallop draggers, in peril on the sea has saddened us
all.

However, we Nova Scotians especially those of us affiliated with the Navy have learned to be strong, to overcome adversity with
grit and determination accompanied by that special Maritime sense of humour. We stay strong and reach out to others in need.

It is in this spirit, that I wish to bring "Good Cheer” and encouragement to each and everyone of you. In time this virus too, shall
pass. I send you all good wishes for a safe and “Happy Christmas” and a better New Year full of good health and happiness.


Until we hopefully meet once again in the spring I remain, Your Patron-in-Chief, Anne Baker
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AHOY SHIPMATES!
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Lunch & Social
1200 hrs
General Meeting
1300 hrs
at the
Royal Canadian Legion (#24)
Bridgewater
The Junior Officer
The Admiral
Janet Piers
Anne and Piers Baker
Admiral Desmond Piers
Memorial Scholarships

The Admiral Desmond Piers
Memorial Scholarship Trust,
established by former ADPNA
Patron Mrs Janet Piers,
together with the ADPNA, award
Scholarships annually for Sea
Cadets enrolled in Corps
located in Lunenburg,
Shelburne Yarmouth , Queens
Counties and the Cornwallis
Area.


Roll of Honour
RAdm Craig A. Baines,
MSC, CD
Commander, Maritime Forces
Atlantic and Joint Task Force
Atlantic (and New Honorary
President of the ADPNA)
Ships Officers HMCS Algonquin
On June 18th, 1944 H.M.C.S. ALGONQUIN
returned to the assault area in Normandy, as part
of the escort for the Battleship H.M.S. RODNEY.
Aboard, as passengers, were the Commander of
the First Canadian Army, Lieut.General H.D.G.
Crerar, C.B., D.S.O., and his staff. The occasion
was looked upon as historic - the first time a
Canadian Army Commander had proceeded to
enemy territory in a Canadian warship. The
General was accompanied by 22 Staff Officers
and several Army Press representatives. Here
Captain Piers and General Crerar keep a sharp
lookout on Algonquin's bridge while enroute to
France.
Lt. Commander Piers addresses his men on the eve of the D-Day
invasion. " I have just received a message from Captain "D".
Tomorrow is D-Day! There will be no leave from now until the
action is over. We cannot take a chance on anyone passing
information to their girlfriends or wives which might end up in
enemy hands. We have been chosen to be in the spearhead of
the invasion, (the crew lets out a sigh ...) I have something to add
to this. HMCS Algonquin will be the point on the end of the spear."
Free, one-year Legion membership to
welcome Veterans to the Royal
Canadian Legion

The Legion is pleased to offer currently serving and
retired Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members
with a free one-year Legion membership, including a
subscription to Legion Magazine and access to the
Member Benefit programs. Our Veteran Welcome
Program, available to all Veterans who have not yet
joined the Legion, is a great way to get to know the
organization.

Being a Legion member offers opportunities to
improve the lives of those who served, remember the
Fallen and support your community — and every
member makes a difference. To get more involved
with Legion activities in your community and to add
your voice to our advocacy efforts and the future of
the Legion, apply through Dominion Command’s
Veteran Welcome Program and bring your
membership card to any Legion Branch to request a
transfer to that Branch.

To apply, please complete the
Veteran Welcome
Program Registration Form and return:

By mail to:  Member Services, Royal Canadian
Legion Dominion Command, 86 Aird Place,Ottawa,
ON K2L 0A1

By Fax to:    613-591-9335
By Email to:  membership@legion.ca
The ADPNA held it's AGM on January 23rd, 2020.
Pictured above is newly elected President S/M
Ron Jefferson and MAA S/M Merl Strong with
inaugurating Officer Keith Estabrooks.

To the left is pictured S/M Sam Emmons who was
elected 1st Vice President and below is pictured
outgoing President S/M Ivan Foote whom was
thanked for his 3 years in office.
ADPNA ACTIVITIES ARE
CANCELLED UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE
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