Just read the very interesting story of Neatha Stroude Riggs, "She Answered the Call" in your November 2018 issue. The Author states "All the people who were from Canada and served in Newfoundland and Labrador spring the war were considered serving overseas and given all the Veteran's Affairs allowances". My Father served in the RCAF - he signed up in Edmonton and they sent him overseas - to Newfoundland, where he served until the end of the war. He was awarded several medals, including the Volunteer Medal, with Overseas Clasp. When he was discharged at the end of the war, he was refused the overseas supplement, because by the end of the war, Newfoundland was considered Home Defence. Dad felt to his dying day, that he had been treated unfairly by Veteran's Affairs. He had signed up to go overseas, was deployed overseas, and felt he should have been duly compensated for his overseas service. I'm sure there were many others in the same situation.
Submitted By: Sharron Pomeroy