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   The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment was formed as an infantry unit in 1940. In 1942 it was converted to an armoured regiment and renamed 27th Armoured Regiment (Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment) and joined 4th Armoured Brigade. They later transferred to the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade and saw action in Normandy and across Western Europe.

 


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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Rooke

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Driver "Tarz" Miller Sherbrooke Fusiliers

My dad Tarz Miller was with the Sherbrooke Fusiliers and was a tank driver of Colleen 1 and 2. He was in France and Holland. Does anyone remember him?

Kerry Lee Miller



Sgmn. Robert Fawcett Cooper (d.August 28, 2010)

My dad joined the Royal Navy as a Boy/2nd Class in 1939 at the age of 16. He trained as a signalman and had been stationed on land bases Pembroke and Rooke. He also served on HMS Royal Sovereign as well as other ships. He left the Royal Navy in 1948 with his last post being at HMS Rooke in Algiers.

Jeanne Phair



Ernest Albert Matthews HMS Golden Hind

My Grandfather was Ernest Matthews. I do not know much about his service history, but he joined the navy in 1942 and left in 1946. His service included Collingwood, Rooke, Golden Hind and the boom defence vessel called the Lionion. I have no information apart from that. We are unable to find any information about the Lionion, although we have been told that it probably was known by its number. Captains that signed his service forms are Graham, Cox, Lundy, and Brock - all guesses because the writing and signatures are so bad! He had several medals including the Atlantic Star, Pacific Star, Italy Star and Africa Star. If anyone can give me more information I would be appreciative.

Kay Matthews







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