A Canadian Heroes Tribute to
Ted Kensington

1) Then and Now

[Ted Kingston in 1945]

Ted was born and raised on the West Coast of Canada and had worked on some coastal boats before he joined the Merchant Navy in 1943. When Ted was fifteen years old he obtained written permission from his hesitant Mother to join the Merchant Navy. His mom was rather upset at this but gave him permission to go when she realized how determined Ted felt. His father had enlisted in the Army and was overseas at the time so had little to say about the matter.

Ted was in the Merchant Navy from 1943 to 1945. When he quite the Merchant Navy he was still under voting age at the age of seventeen. [Ted Kingston] [Janet Kingston]

After the war, his father was discharged from the Army and the family moved to Kelowna, B.C. for a short while before moving back out to the coast. The Kelowna Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion accepted Ted as a veteran and the DVA has always been very good to him.

Until he retired, Ted had been working in sales for various companies. Ted is one of the original founders of the Royal Canadian Legion Eric Cormack Branch 277. There were twenty members when it first started. Ted also trained young boys for the Navy Cadets in Sherwood Park for two years, dealing with boys aged 13 to 15 years of age. He and his wife Janet still reside in Sherwood Park where Ted continues to be a member of the Legion 277.

1) Then and Now
2) The Merchant Navy
3) Convoys & Subs

4) Recreation
5) The Unexpected
6) Leyte Gulf

7) POWs
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