Camp Aldershot receives historical newspaper

Published on June 1, 2014
Richard Johnston presents Camp Aldershot commander Major Brent Kerr with an original copy of a newspaper published in Camp Aldershot in 1945. - Submitted

It was a trip down memory lane as Camp Aldershot received a little piece of its past.

Major Brent Kerr, the Camp Aldershot commander, was presented an original copy of the Aldershot News dated October–November 1945 from Richard Johnston of Wolfville recently.

Johnston explained that the newspaper was found by Delma Gates when cleaning out the attic of her parent’s home, Mr and Mrs Rupert Martin.  Due to close family connections over the years, as well as the ongoing community presence the camp has in the local area, Gates wanted this piece of history returned to the camp as a reminder of the important role the soldiers of the Camp have played in defending Canada over the years.

“It is presentations like this that remind us why the Canadian Armed Forces exists, and the high regard the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces have earned with the people of Canada,” Kerr said. “We thank you for this invaluable piece of history, and will ensure its preservation for future soldiers to see.”