Guest Post By Patrick Bernauw
”The year was 1955,” the Lady of the Cemetery said. “As part of the NATO, the First Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force took possession of a newly built air base at Marville. Cozy little village it was. Close to the Franco-Belgian border, in the Lorraine Meuse Department.”
There was a Cold War coming and RCAF Station Marville was one of the four Wings that would support the NATO. Two were located in West Germany: one in Zweibrücken, one in Baden-Soellingen. Two were located in France: one in Grostenquin, one in Marville.
They had about 1,000 Canadian Air Force personnel in Marville, and at each of the airfields. With wives and children, each station had about 3,500 Canadians. Keep Reading.....