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The Wartime Heritage Association is a proud member of the First World War Centenary Partnership Programme The First World War Centenary Partnership is led by the Imperial War Museum; a vibrant global initiative of cultural events and activities, and on-line resources, connecting current and future generations with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War. Across the world, nations, communities and individuals of all ages will come together to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War.
Wartime Heritage The Wartime Heritage Association is a volunteer non-profit organization committed to remembering the wartime heritage and history of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, other Commonwealth Nations and Allied Countries during World War I, World War II and other conflicts. The Association honours the Veterans who returned and remembers the fallen. 440 Productions Stage and Video Production Initiatives of the Wartime Heritage Association The Association changed its name from 440 Productions Association to the Wartime Heritage Association in 2007 to better reflect the remembrance work the group does. To view the history and detail our stage and video productions click the 440 Productions link on the navigation bar.
Decades of easy peace may go their way And, tide, and time, may drift us far apart, But you who shared our savage yesterday Will hold the highest places in our heart..
Initiatives of the Wartime Heritage Association Our World War I Initiatives In 2012, Wartime Heritage began researching those from our local community of Yarmouth Town and County of Nova Scotia who’s names appear on the Yarmouth Memorial and prepared web pages for each individual. In 2014, as a World War I Centenary Initiative, the Association began to identity individuals with connections to Yarmouth Town and County who served during World War I. At present, the list contains over 1,638 men and women. In 2016 a listing of the casualties of Shelburne and Digby Counties, Nova Scotia, were added. Information in Remembering World War I is updated regularly. If you know of someone missing from our list or you recognize any of the existing names, we encourage you to please share photos, letters, and memories with us so we may include them in the collection. Our World War II Initiatives The Association has identified 200 casualties connected to Yarmouth Town and County in the Second World War. Over the years, the Association has collected information on each casualty from sources that include the American Battle Monuments Commission, the Books of Remembrance in Ottawa, the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Veterans Affairs), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the names on the Yarmouth Town and County War Memorial, and other local sources. In 2017, the Association expanded its research to include all Nova Scotia World War II casualties. IN 2021, research research began to identify all Canadian, World War Two Royal Canadian Air Force casualties aged sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen at the time of their death. A listing of the casualties provides casualty names and the details of their service. The Korean War In 2017 the Association also expanded its research to include Nova Scotia casualties of the Korean War, and began to develop individual Remembrance pages for those individuals. Telegraphist Air Gunners Initiatives Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, has a unique connection to the Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs) Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy of World War II. Of the three thousand TAGs trained, five hundred seventy completed their training in Yarmouth at RCAF Station Yarmouth - East Camp. Over the years Wartime Heritage has maintained a connection with Telegraphist Air Gunners who served in World War II and the Association has attended Memorial Services in England at Lee-on-Solent on a number of occasions. Wartime Heritage has attempted to collect as much information as possible on TAGS and those who served at East Camp and continues to update the website. The site contains articles, stories, and photos. (updated June 14, 2023)