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A Turning Point in History

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A Turning Point in History

You know you look back at the Remembrance Day service, yes we didn’t lose anybody in the Persian Gulf but they mention, you know, the various peacekeeping operations and the Korean War and everything but they never really mention the Persian Gulf and yes it was a stressful deployment. There were trials and tribulations involved and I think based on all our preparations was part of the reason why it was a success that it was. But when I look at the fact that they were able to get together on the 25th anniversary, I just find it hard to believe it’s been 25 years. It only seems like yesterday. But it’s humbling and it’s, I find it’s just, it’s very, it helps build up one’s pride to know that you are thought of and that that operation was a turning point and that it was a notable point in history.

Having participated in Persian Gulf operations, Mr. Bathurst looks back on the past 25 years and expresses his thoughts on the significance it played as part of Canada’s history.

David Bathurst

Mr. David Bathurst was born March 21, 1951 in the United Kingdom. His father, being a member of the Royal Navy, saw a better future for his family in Canada and immigrated there and joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Following his father’s path, during his teenage years, he made the decision to enter military college and enrolled in Royal Military College as an officer cadet. Upon completing university he was immediately guaranteed employment and continued on to Esquimalt for training before moving back to the east coast and rose through the ranks to Executive Officer on board the HMCS Terra Nova, a key part of his career. Mr. Bathurst is now retired from the military and works as a real estate agent. He contributes his success in life to the elaborate training and experiences he had during his military career. Mr. Bathurst and family presently reside in the province of Nova Scotia.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
February 27, 2016
Person Interviewed:
David Bathurst
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Persian Gulf
Gulf War
HMCS Terra Nova
Lieutenant commander

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