Over the next few weeks eVeritas will be publishing excerpts from the recently published “The Dark Mist Cast Across the Guns – Poems in Honour of Remembrance Day,” by the 2018-2019 ENE110-1 class at RMC in Kingston. Please note this volume is available for free in the RMC Gift Shop.
No. 8462 Capt Robert Alexander Ross
Killed in an aircraft accident
Near Mahone Bay, NS
5 October 1976
In memory of Captain (Capitaine) Robert Alexander Ross
By OCdt 29013 Isiah Hughes
born on the Water back in noranda,
he left homE for kingston to go sign with
naval foRces that used propaganda,
but crEated family in dartMouth.
the hard training and challenging coursEs
paid off: this navy man is now flying
out of his eleMent in the forces;
in the air can Be quite terrifying.
tragically, this flight will bE his last –
now he’s gone at just twenty-nine yeaRs Young.
despite the fact it happened in the past,
we wOn’t forget; he will not be Unsung.
why did he leave in a horrible crash –
now he is memories … and ash …