A royal honour
When White Rock resident George Davidge attended the Vancouver Naval Veterans Association annual meeting June 3, he knew various awards were to be given out.
But he had "no idea" that he would be one of the recipients, nor that the award coming his way was one of royal proportions.
Davidge, who served in the Second World War, was among five Peninsula residents to receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at the event. Norman Gould, Joan Sellar, Sid Laturnus and Les Nelson were also honoured, Davidge said.
The medals commemorate the 60th anniversary of the queen's accession to the throne. The first 60 medals were presented on Feb. 6 at Rideau Hall; a total of 60,000 Canadians will receive them this year, in honour of significant contributions and achievements.