Remembrance, Military History, Community Service
DIEPPE - 75th Aug/‘17
B.A.- McMaster U B.Ed - U of Windsor
M.Sc. - U of Guelph
- Spec. Ed Teacher, Brant Co Bd of Ed, (now the Grand Erie Bd. of Ed)
- 26 years Supply Teacher, K-12, Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic Dist. Sch. Bd.- 2002 to present
MILITARY BACKGROUND: None, HOWEVER, I am the son of a Decorated Medical Officer, (Military Cross) and Dieppe, PoW (Stalag VIII-B). The late Dr. Wes Clare, was a 50 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, member of the PoW Association of Canada and a founding member of the Kingsville Historical Park & Military Museum, where a .pdf version of dad’s War Diary was created and preserved. (Available upon request)
Member and Past Executive Officer of the following Organizations:
1) Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 491, Seeley’s Bay, ON.
2) 447 Wing, R.C.A.F.A. , Mt. Hope / Hamilton, ON.
3) Polish Combatants of Canada (SPK), Br.4, Brantford, ON.
OTHER AFFILIATIONS: As well, I volunteered as a Crew Member on the DC-3 Dakota, with the Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, ON, for 16 years. During that time I was a contributing writer / photographer for the quarterly journal of CWH, “Flightlines”. Over the past 20 years I have volunteered with the annual “Thank-A-Vet” Luncheon, held in Brantford, ON , serving on the organizing Committee and served 2 terms as a Co-Chair of the event. This event has operated under the guidance and assistance of the Hon. Dave Levac, Speaker of the Ontario Legislature and MPP for Brant.
OVERSEAS TOURS: My interest in Military History has taken me to 8 visits to Dieppe, France, a half-dozen tours of Normandy Battlefields and 2 or 3 sojourns to England and Holland on similar Battlefield Tours, since 1987.
Feel free to contact me with any questions / expectations for my visit with your school / group.
Respectfully, Scott Clare (firstname.lastname@example.org)