A nice announcement was made by Brandon University yesterday: BU approves scholarship for children of fallen soldiers and diplomats.
The City of Brandon and region has long had military ties. Starting in 1910 with Camp Sewell, later re-named Camp Hughes, located a few kilometres north Shilo. During World War 2 Brandon was a site of one of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Centres graduating thousands of "fly boys" from around the world. There is, of course, CFB Shilo once also a training site for German soldiers and recently the new home of 2 PPCLI.
Over the century many Brandon College / Brandon University students and grads would have served and fallen. This is a nice gesture of giving back.
Brandon Steps up to the plate Globe and Mail Sept 18
Brandon Military History Sites:
- Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
- The XII Manitoba Dragoons and 26 Field Regiment Museum
- Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Museum CFB Shilo