Great yarns are told of squadrons bold'
In the great tradition of stirring naval poetry, Lieutenant-Commander Hugh Campbell wrote this tribute to the men and ships of the 31st Canadian Minesweeping Flotilla while serving on HMCS Fort William. The 31st operated off Omaha and Utah beaches during the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.
Hugh Campbell, 'The Thirty-First M.S. Flotilla,' Baie-de-la-Seine,15 July 1944