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Second World War Memorial Windows

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Municipality/Province: Victoria, BC

Memorial Number: 12004-216

Type: Stained Glass Windows

Address: 924 Douglas Street

Location: St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 48.4237261   Long: -123.3656124

Contributor: Victoria Edwards

World War 2 Memorial Windows
The 4 windows on the north wall below the balcony were installed in 1946 as a memorial to those who died in World War II. 

The Navy window is a Christmas scene and bears the fouled anchor of the Navy and the burning bush representing the Presbyterian Church.

The Army window depicting the baptism of Jesus. It displays the crests of Canada and the Canadian Scottish Regiment, this is seen in the left-hand column. At the time, the Rev J. Lewis Mclean was also the chaplain of the Canadian Scottish Regiment. "To the Glory of God and in lasting remembrance of those who gave their lives" "The Canadian Scottish" "This is my beloved son in whom  I am well pleased"

The Air Force window depicts Christ calling his disciples and the ascension. It depicts the Air Force crest is paired with the crest of British Columbia

The Merchant Navy window depicts Christ calling his disciples and the ascension. It depicts  the Merchant Navy crest with the image of Queen Victoria representing the City.

The windows were made in Toronto by Meikle Studios.

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Inscription found on memorial

[Merchant Navy window/fenêtre de la marine marchande]

I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU
MERCHANT NAVY

[Navy window/fenêtre marine]

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD

ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

[Air Force window/fenêtre de l’Armée de l’air]

AND THEY STRAIGHTAWAY LEFT
THEIR NETS AND FOLLOWED HIM

AND IN HONOUR OF ALL WHO SERVED IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR 1939-1945

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

[Army window/fenêtre de l’armée]

THIS IS MY BELOVED SON
IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LASTING REMEMBERANCE OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES

THE CANADIAN SCOTTISH
DEAS GU CATH

 

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