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About Hugh:

I had the pleasure to speak with Hugh Rayment this last August at a benefit concert for our troops in Afghanistan, I nervously asked him if he wouldn't mind me doing a few photos of him for this years Remembrance Day project of mine. He said of course, just so long as "I don't put him on the most wanted list."

It was a lot of fun talking to Hugh, being a WWII enthusiast (I'm not a fan of war, but this is the only war I truly believe is worth studying), I had learnt a lot about what it was like to be there first hand. The war had taken it's toll on him, he has had many traumatic incidents after the war which eventually lead to him losing his right eye. Even after all the things he had experienced he still smiles, still stays happy; the best thing I can remember of Hugh was of him smiling, sitting on a folding chair with his knees up high eating a bag of popcorn like a child without a care in the world.

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"I joined the Algonquin Regiment at the Leopold Canal - one of the fiercest battles that the regiment experience during the war. We lost about half the regiment in that battle. And then we proceeded to... across the Dutch border" [link]

"Mr. Rayment is also the local representative for the Memory Project, for which he visits schools and gives presentations to social studies classes. He is currently writing a book "Camp Vernon - a Century of Canadian History" which, when published, will be distributed, for free, to museums, schools and libraries across Canada. Mr. Rayment has earned the respect of his fellow Veterans and citizens for his exceptional contribution to the Veteran community and to Canada's youth." [link]

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Related Photos:

Hugh Rayment ~ [link]

Hugh Rayment At Pose ~ [link]
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009   Photographer
Featured! [link]
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:iconwolfe-gtp:
Wolfe-GTP Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009   Photographer
Thank you very much for the feature, been without internet for 3 weeks, much appologies for the delay in response.
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Photographer
No worries! It was my pleasure.
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:iconchild-of-aros:
child-of-aros Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful poniant (?) picture we should never forget what the costs of war are
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:iconwolfe-gtp:
Wolfe-GTP Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008   Photographer
Yet we do, even my generation is too far from WWII to know the costs. I can only imagine what kids these days think about the war.
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Vicky100296 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Very emotional photo. I'm glad Hugh can still put a smile on, even with some of the horrors he faced during the war. Good job!
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:iconwolfe-gtp:
Wolfe-GTP Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   Photographer
Yeah Hugh is a great guy.
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:iconlittleboxofsunshine:
LittleBoxofSunshine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
Good job. I like hearing all the old war stories from the people who survived. Anyway kudos.
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:iconwolfe-gtp:
Wolfe-GTP Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007   Photographer
:) That's great.

Thank you for the fav.
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:iconzyonchaos:
zyonchaos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Stunning picture very emotive, and it is good talking to the old guys who have already been their and seen it. You always hear the interesting stories, as well as the horrible ones.
Great work
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