- Ken Wrigglesworth, Videographer
- Patricia Buckley, Interviewer
- Media Type
- Item Type
- This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. The video is an interview with Bill Shields, a World War II veteran.
- In this interview, Bill Shields talks about signing up with the Royal Canadian Navy and being torpedoed while serving in March 1945. Bill went to Hamilton to join the navy and trained there for six weeks before being sent to Nova Scotia and then overseas to Scotland. In Scotland, he stayed at camp HMCS Niobe. Bill recalls how he was first posted to the HMCS Patrolia and then to the HMCS Trentonian, which were both corvettes. On the ships, he worked as a stoker heating the oil-fired boilers and keeping them at a certain temperature. Bill goes on to speak about the sinking of his corvette and then returning to Canada following the war which ended in May 1945 of the same year.
- Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville
- Place of Publication
- Oakville, Ontario
- Date of Original
- January 10, 2006
- Local identifier
- Oakville at War Veteran Interviews
- Language of Item
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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