Upcoming Meetings

Location, time

Meetings at noon every Friday at the Best WesternBest Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre, 930 Burnham Street, Cobourg

January 06
The Rose Project
Rose Wilton 

January 13
Marc Mercier

January 20
Marie Dressler Museum
Brittany Sproule

January 27
Charles "Chuck" Taylor

remembrancedaypoppy Today, November 11, President Dr. Beth Selby will be laying a wreath at the Cobourg Cenotaph on behalf of the Rotary Club of Cobourg to remember veterans and current service men and women around the world.

Last Friday we had decorated Canadian veteran Captain Charles Scot-Brown visit our club. Captain Scot-Brown told us about his time in the Canadian Army. He joined the army in 1941 at 17 1/2 years of age. He was a member of the 48th Highlanders and in 1943 he joined the Gordon Highlanders as a Canada Loan Officer within the 50th Scottish Division.

He landed on Sword Beach in the second wave of D-Day landings in 1944. On July 10 of that year he was wounded during the advance on Caen, France. After recovering from surgery he joined the 1st British Airborne Division. He would later particiapte in the ill-fated operation Market Garden when he landed in the allied attack on Arnheim in Holland.

After the war, Captain Scot-Brown returned to Canada and was an aide to General Potts and General Foulks. In 1946 he joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Calgary. He retired from the Army in 1970.

We'd like to thank Captain Scot-Brown, the veterans in our Rotary Club and veterans everywhere for serving and for protecting everything we've come to enjoy as Canadians.

Northumberland News article about Captain Scot-Brown