King's badge Nova Scotia WWII Veteran Served With
The Military Police
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Photo of Veteran Ron Jamieson.
Like many young people during WWII, Ron Jamieson joined the Royal Canadian Army at the age of 18. He was sent for basic training and then posted to a heavy artillery unit. Because he was having trouble with one knee a decision was made to transfer him to the military police and he remained there until the end of the war. "We had to go and pick up the people who were AWOL and escort them back to camp," he recalled. "They usually weren't hard to find because most of them stayed with their families.
"We also escorted people on work details and sometimes settled disturbances around the Camp." Jamieson, who grew up in Wallace, (NS) went to New York with a friend during leave and it was then that he saw his first television.

He had leave to visit relatives in Nova Scotia at Christmas time but felt very ill. Determined to make the trip, he got on the train with a bottle of cough syrup, surviving on that until he was home.

Following the war he worked in the woods, doing road work and at the wharves. "We took what we could", he said. "There wasn't much steady work." He later became a carpenter in Truro (NS).

Photo of Regimental Police in Camp Petawawa, ON-1945. Photo of WWII Veteran, Pte Ron Jamieson during WW!!.



Web Master's Note:
This article was written by Lynn Curwin as a special to the Truro Daily Newspaper, Truro, NS and was printed in their Lest We Forget column on 09 Nov 2012. It was submitted by former member of the Canadian Provost Corps, Warrant Officer (retired) Robert (Bob) Greene who resides in the Truro area. Our compliments to both the writer and the Truro Daily for recognizing a former Canadian Provost Corps WWII Veteran in their Remembrance Day 2012 commemoration edition.