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These Are The Results For The Week Of October 29 – November 4

10/29/1899
The first contingent of volunteers troops departs Quebec for the “splendid little war” in South Africa.

10/29/1942
Canadian merchant ship Bic Island is torpedoed and sunk by U-624 in the North Atlantic. All of her crew is lost as well as the survivors she had picked up from the ships Sourabaya and Gurney E Newlin. Bic Island had been an Italian ship before she was captured by the RCN trawler Bras d’Or on June 10, 1940.

10/30/1918
The west coast patrol vessel HMCS Galiano is wrecked in bad weather and lost with all hands while transiting Barkley Sound.

10/30/1971
Canada’s 437 Squadron flies Red Cross emergency aid to Pakistan.

10/31/1975
419 Squadron is established at CFB Cold Lake as a training squadron.

10/31/1984
The prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi, is assassinated in New Delhi.

11/1/1939
Daily coast-to-coast flights launched by Trans-Canada Air Lines.

11/1/1949
No. 2(M) Operational Training Unit is formed at Greenwood, N.S., with Lancasters.

11/2/1936
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.

11/2/1971
A Dakota aircraft crashes near Cape Perry, N.W.T. Eight Canadian Forces personnel are killed. It is the first fatal Royal Canadian Air Force/Canadian Forces Dakota crash in 20 years.

11/3/1972
No. 444 Squadron is established at Lahr, West Germany.

11/3/2004
George W. Bush wins second term as United States president.

11/4/1942
Germany’s Afrika Korps begins its retreat from El Alamein, North Africa.

11/4/1985
Canadian blood donations are tested for HIV antibodies.

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