Ray Mecoy leaving Toronto on his first draft to Halifax. His first train trip and heart wrenching farewell into the unknown
"A New Life" for Ray Mecoy, pictured as a new recruit outside of the home of a friend in Toronto. September 1942.
Crew of the HMCS Fort William setting out minesweeping gear, 1944/45.
Crew members of the minesweeper HMCS Fort William on deck in the English Channel, 1944/45
News of the birth of Mecoy's daughter while minesweeping in the English Channel off of the coast of France. October 1944
"In England, we commenced mine sweeping and we did extensive work"