Epilogue (written in 1993)
war is fought without loss of lives. Canada's navy lost twenty-four
ships and nearly 1800 lives. Thirty-one U-boats were destroyed and
forty-two surface ships. Canada's convoys escorted 25,000 merchant
ships across the Atlantic - 180 million tons of vital trade.
of the crew members that served aboard the Nene have died in the
intervening years. Wars, civil unrest and revolutions continue to
plague the world. Technology has made remarkable advances since
the second World War- man has been put on the moon and yet there
remains that elusive state we all want to achieve - PEACE
contribution has been small but we hope that we have been able to
pass on to our children a sense of being, the importance of love,
fellowship and a sense of family - "the Nene Family".
11th - Remembrance, a day of memories, filled with the thoughts
of yesterday, youth, service at sea and the countless lives of seaman
and merchantmen lost in the icy cold of the Atlantic. A sadness
wasn't done in vain, there is hope. We reach out, we see the future
in the shining faces of the young, the energy to go forward, to
make a better world. And we are renewed, through the strength of
our families, through the support of our comrades.
brings a new day, new hope, new opportunities.