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1940s Xmas & New Years card - Veterans’ Hospital St Hyacinthe PQ

$8.00 CAD

Nice logo on front cover ‘General Service’ 

Inside cover has photo of hospital.

Signed "Jimmie & Jeannie".

Couple of pin pricks.

10 x 13 cm.

 

…In 1943, the RCN’s radar training section in Halifax relocated to St.- Hyacinthe.

As the war was winding down in early 1945, the communications school closed, having trained over 3000 men and women, and HMCS St.-Hyacinthe became a naval discharge centre. A Canadian Nava Radio Laboratory was also opened at the station for the purpose of developing and improving radio equipment.

HMCS St.-Hyacinthe closed on 20 February 1946. Some of the barracks were used as a veteran’s tuberculosis sanatorium while the rest of the station was sold to J.A. & M. Cote Limited and the Quebec Government. The sanatorium closed in 1955.

http://militarybruce.com/abandoned-canadian-military-bases/abandoned-bases/quebec/