Truth or Fiction You Decide
About the Book
Glorified in movies, but hidden beneath the waves in service, submarines have an indefinable mystique. They left harbour in the dark of night and returned the same way, their crews coming and going quietly, dressed simply as regular dock workers. It was for good reason that Canada's Cold War submarine service was known as the “real secret service”. The interpretive centre, to be built in 2014, will house an extensive collection representing the history of the Canadian Navy with an emphasis on the Cold War. The Museum of Naval History is a “Sub-station” of The Elgin Military Museum of St. Thomas, Ontario. Founded in 1978, the Elgin Military Museum is a charitable organization established to collect, record, preserve, interpret and exhibit items of Canadian military history, with an emphasis on Elgin County and its citizens. Official tax receipts can be issued for eligible donations.
About the Author
Dean Scott Lewis was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in 1964 and in 1972 was legally adopted by his step-father. In 1972 he changed his name to Dean Scott Roth. In March of 1982 at the age of 17 he joined the Canadian Armed Force. He was signed in by his parents while pledging allegiance to the Queen and Country at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario. He was sent to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia for “boot camp” as the last naval platoon 8214 before closing of this base. He then headed to Halifax, Nova Scotia to be trained as a sonar operator. While on sonar course he received a posting to HMCS Annapolis which had run aground off of Halifax, tearing off their active sonar. Submariners came and asked for volunteers for submarines and as top student for his course Dean accepted. He desired to do his role as a sonar man in the Secret Service also known as the Silent Service during the “Cold War” and protect Canada.