The War is Over

Heroes Remember

Transcript
Interviewer: Was there a sense of relief when you knew that the war was ending? Oh was there a sense of relief. I want you to get this! This is a picture of me coming back from company headquarters and my commander was Mark Tenant, to say, “Stand down, the war was over!” And this is a picture of me returning to my platoon to say, “Hey, the war was over!”
Description

Mr. Swick shares a photo of himself returning to his platoon to share the good news.

Lloyd Swick

Mr. Lloyd Swick was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1922. After attending Catholic school Mr. Swick joined the military and served as a platoon commander with the Calgary Highlanders travelling overseas during WWII. Post war he attended the University of Manitoba earning a BSc. degree. Rejoining the military he became part of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment and served in Korea holding rank of officer. Continuing on with his military service, Mr. Swick undertook United Nations Observer duties in India and Pakistan. After his service, he became the driving force behind having a monument erected to honour “Animals in War” which serves to highlight and acknowledge their wartime contribution. He is the founder and coordinator of this permanent monument in Ottawa, Ontario and continues to promote the uniqueness of this history. Mr. Swick resides in Ottawa with his family and continues his involvement with veterans and seniors as well as speaking to youth about his military service.

Meta Data
Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
April 30, 2015
Duration:
0:38
Person Interviewed:
Lloyd Swick
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Location/Theatre:
Holland/Netherlands
Battle/Campaign:
Liberation of Holland
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)
Rank:
Major
Occupation:
Infantry Officer

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