Remember Them: Ronald Lewis Rhine

Part of a continuing special tribute to help mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Veteran profile of Ronald Lewis RhinePhoto: Veterans Voices of Canada

Veteran Profile: Ronald Lewis Rhine

Born in Calgary on July 26, 1925, Ronald joined the Calgary Highlanders when he was 16, but was not allowed to continue because of his young age. When he turned 18 in 1943, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and saw Atlantic convoy duty on the frigate HMCS Eastview. He was later posted to Motor Torpedo Boat 748, where he saw close action against German convoys, destroyers and Schnellboots in the North Sea. He currently resides in Kelowna, B.C.

“We never went out in the daytime because if any airplane, including our guys, saw a water contrail they would swing down and attack…”

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Originally Published in Our Canada