Gertrude Dickey attempting to remove the sea salt from the hair of an airmen who had just been admitted to the Canadian Military Hospital after making in to English soil, August 24, 1942.
Troop carrier arrivals in Halifax Harbour on June 20, 1945 in which many servicemen and women came home after spending many years abroad overseas. Gertrude Dickey's liner is featured on the right.
Gertrude Dickey visiting the Dieppe Cemetary on a commemorative visit in 1987. Gertrude nursed many of the wounded soldiers who returned to England.
Gertude Dickey's Medals: (L-R) : 1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp, War Medal
Nursing sisters survivors after the sinking of S.S. Santa Elena, November 1943. The women were picked up from a lifeboat and taken to Algeria.
"Well, as we entered the Mediterranean … we were torpedoed, and our ship sunk and we got in life boats."