Sunday, July 18, 2010

HMCS Fort Erie : 1962 West African Cruise

In January and February, 1962, HMCS Fort Erie was on a West African Cruise. Ports of call included:
  • Freetown (Sierra Leone)
  • Dakar (Senegal)
  • Lagos (Nigeria)
  • Accra (Ghana)
  • Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
The ship participated in Canadian trade fairs in Lagos and Accra, and upon completion of its West African cruise, sailed for Bermuda to engage in winter naval exercises.

A steward on board the Fort Erie provided this information in his Forces Air Letter to Robinson's Corner, Nova Scotia, cancelled at Montreal on February 16, 1962:

The Letter: