Harold laying wreath at Remembrance Day ceremony 2020.
Harold laying wreath at Remembrance Day ceremony 2020.

Following the Remembrance Day Services on November 11th, 2020, Harold Greydon Kent, at age 95 became a member of the prestigious 75-Year-Club.

Presentation of 75 Year Club (bar and lapel pin) to Harold G. Kent.
Presentation of 75 Year Club (bar and lapel pin) to Harold G. Kent.

The honour was presented by the Royal Canadian Legion at the Legion Hall in Richards Landing. A small gathering of Legion members only witnessed the event including his 67 year old son Lynn and family who also are associate Legion members.

Due to pandemic restrictions of the novel coronavirus Covid 19, the Annual Awards and Honors Ceremony and dinner, scheduled earlier this year had to be cancelled. In it's place a smaller ceremony took place on Remembrance Day. 

Harold Kent has been the only surviving charter member of Branch 374 for some time. Harold has served in executive positions in the past: President once in the mid-1950s, Secretary-Treasurer 1961-1963, and Treasurer for over 20 years 1960s-1980s; he continues to participate in annual events where he can: Community Night, Syrup Festival, etc.

Harold Greydon Kent, 1943, age 18 (enlisted) Royal Canada Air Force (RCAF), 1943-1945
Harold Greydon Kent, 1943, age 18 (enlisted) Royal Canada Air Force (RCAF), 1943-1945

Over the years Harold has also been the recipient of several other honours and awards from the Legion including: Life Membership in 1990; Certificate of Merit and the 50 Year Club in 1995; and RCL President’s Recognition in 2009. He has received five-year increments to the Year Club every five years since fifty and we hope he receives a couple more.

Harold enlisted in 1943 as soon as he turned 18. He trained to be a bombardier in Southern Ontario and Quebec, and graduated in spring of 1945. Because WW2 was coming to an end, Harold never had the opportunity to serve overseas. He returned home and joined the Legion Branch #325 in Hilton Beach in 1945 and transferred to the new Branch #374 in Richards Landing the next year.

Congratulations (dad) Harold!  Friends and family are very proud and Mom sure would have been be too!  

Submitted by Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, RN, PhD, Saskatoon, SK 

The Kent family has done an amazing job of recorded their family history. To view this interesting document and see additional photos and accomplishment of Harold, click on the link below.

Harold Kent- History 1945-2020