Trip to the Gambia Uncovers Little-Known Chapter of Canadian War History

By Maroon & White | spring 2019

Students preparing for a field school trip to The Gambia this past November discovered that 10 Canadian WWII airmen were buried in the Fajara War Cemetery. “It’s a piece of our history that had possibly been lost or at least not very well known until now,” said Dr. Cathy Conrad, a professor in Geography and Environmental Studies. The students laid wreaths on the graves during a Remembrance Day ceremony and did additional research on the fallen airmen. 

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