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Christmas at the Hospital

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Christmas at the Hospital

I can remember one Christmas, we were dressing up and going around the wards and we had a prisoner of war ward too. Like we had the Italians and the Germans that needed operations and that. So we went round all the wards and I dressed up. I went to the Quartermaster stores and got him to give me a shroud and that’s what they bury you in and I got one of the air men to make me a halo and then I went to the cook house and I begged and cried for a sausage about that big. A nice sausage and I tied it on the end of a stick and we went around the ward singing. And then we thought, “Oh, let’s go and see the Germans, it’s Christmas”, so we went in there. Well they had a hoot and a holler when they saw us waggling this sausage. Oh, and everybody was looking at us, but we did things like that, you know, to cheer everybody up.

Mrs. Harvey recalls one Christmas at the hospital and what they did to cheer some of the patients up.

Pansey Harvey

Pansey June Harvey was born in London, England. In 1920, she came to Canada when she was four years old. When she was seventeen she enlisted and was sent to training camp two weeks later. Pansey served with the Womens Auxiliary Air Force - Royal Air Force as bomber/fighter command and in the hospital as an administrator. After the war she returned to Canada where she was married and had three daughters.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
Person Interviewed:
Pansey Harvey
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Battle of Britain
Air Force

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