The Royal Newfoundland Regiment now features the medals of two soldiers, father and son, who served in two world wars.
Often overshadowed by their World War One counterparts, today the Royal Newfoundland Regiment museum showcased the service, and the family of regimental soldiers from the Second World War both literally and figuratively.
The family of Gordon “Cam” Eaton donated his medals, including the prestigious Military Cross, to the collection today. Eaton served as Captain with the 166 NL Field Regiment, and his medals will now reside next to those of his father, who served with the RNR during the Great War.
His son Fraser Eaton says while the family was happy to donate the medals it was never their decision alone, as Cam himself had requested it before he passed away, and they were waiting for a place like the Regiment museum to open so that they could fulfill his wishes.