Lest We Forget

July 1st has a double meaning for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador – we celebrate both Memorial Day and Canada Day. Memorial Day commemorates the losses to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont-Hamel. Let us take this moment to reflect on all those who served during WWI and WWII. Wear a Forget-Me-Not lapel pin on […]

Southwest Arm War Memorial Financial Report

The Southwest Arm Historical Society is happy to report that Phase I of our War Memorial is completed. Phase II will begin in the spring. Here is the financial report for what we have done, so far. So many thanks for your support. Southwest Arm War Memorial Financial Report Revenue (from fundraisers/organizations/businesses/federal government) Oct. 6, […]

Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit

Do you have a family member who served with the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry during WWII? Your relative may be eligible for this medal but you must apply.   Click on this link, scroll down to The Volunteer War Service Medal to learn more about eligibility https://www.govhouse.nl.ca/…/protoc…/honours-and-awards/

Remembrance Day Ceremony

      This year the annual Remembrance Day Service will be held at the site of the new War Memorial, Hodge’s Cove (next door to the Lions Club) on Thursday, November 11. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 am. Due to inclement weather for that day, the service may have to be held indoors at the […]

The Flags are Flying

With just a few weeks remaining for the unveiling of the Southwest Arm War Memorial, we have achieved another milestone with the raising of the flags over the memorial site. It was great to see the flags blowing in the gentle breeze.   One of our main goals was to place the monument on site […]

Unveiling of the Southwest Arm War Memorial

The general public is invited to this historical event.   The Southwest Arm War Memorial will be unveiled this coming Remembrance Day. It is dedicated to the memory of the men and women from the Southwest Arm who served before, during, and after the world wars.   When: November 11, 2021 Time: 10:30 am Where: […]

Where Once They Logged

The Southwest Arm Historical Society is hosting a commemorative ceremony to honour the 71 men who became lumberjacks on the hillsides of Scotland during WWII. These men enlisted and served with the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit (NOFU). In addition to the loggers, three women who served with the British Army Unit known as the Auxiliary […]

NOFU Badges

Message for Families of Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit   The Southwest Arm Society was able to secure replicas of the two different badges that were worn by the NOFU during WWII from Shaun Martin, England.   These have now arrived and are available at cost + shipping. The amount for the two badges is $56.00. […]

Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit

The Southwest Arm Historical Society is in its final planning stage for the upcoming ceremony to honour the men from Southwest Arm who served with the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit during WWII and three women who served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service.   A ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Due to […]

Unveiling of Long Beach Storyboard

The general public is invited to the unveiling ceremony for the Long Beach storyboard. Join us and learn a little about the history of this beautiful community. Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Place: Long Beach Marina The storyboard is sponsored by the daughters of the late Warren and Joan (Park) […]