Building loss is a shame

Re: the recent PNR article on the demolition of the former command building of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron at the Victoria airport.

Re: the recent PNR article on the demolition of the former command building of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron at the Victoria airport.

I was part of a group involving our MP Elizabeth May and MLA Gary Holman trying to save the building.

We were not successful and it will be torn down by March, 2015.

In my opinion, it is the nicest building on the Peninsula and it is a shame to lose it. I’m sure if it was in Ontario or Quebec, there would be no problem saving the building.

I would like to thank the Army and Navy veterans in Sidney and the Spitfire Restaurant for their help in collecting so many signatures to save the administration building. Thank you to all those who signed the petition and sharing your stories of loved ones who served in the air force in various war zones, many who never survived.

Jack McLeod, North Saanich

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