Private Terry Downie in Glasgow, Scotland about three weeks into his training with The Higland Light Infantry, March 1945.Terry Downie
The banner headline of the London Daily Mirror on V-J Day, August 15, 1945.Terry Downie
A wartime field dressing (bandage) in its original package.Terry Downie
A brass pull ignitor issued to Sapper Terry Downie and other Royal Engineers (Downie served with No. 603 Railway Construction Company) for minefield clearance and similar tasks.Terry Downie
Terry Downie's service medals (Mr. Downie served in the British Army from 1945-48 and in the Canadian Army from 1954-1968), left to right: 1939-45 War Medal; Palestine Medal; Canadian Peackeeping Medal; UN Cyprus Peacekeeping Medal; Queen's Jubilee Medal; Canadian Decoration.Terry Downie
"But we enjoyed ourselves. I mean, we had a sense of humour and we weren’t going to let this war pull us down."