Second World War veterans reunited by chance

CALGARY — It was a chance meeting, the unlikeliest of reunions, at a senior’s home in northwest Calgary.

CALGARY — It was a chance meeting, the unlikeliest of reunions, at a senior’s home in northwest Calgary.

Two Second World War veterans who last saw one another in 1944 ended up in the same seniors’ lodge and resume a friendship after 67 years.

Evert Hermanson is now 91 years old and fellow fighter pilot Lloyd Jones is 89.

A few weeks ago, Hermanson moved into the facility and was introduced to Jones one morning over breakfast.

It didn’t take long before the two men remembered one another.

Since that meeting they have rekindled their friendship, sharing memories and spending time poring over old pictures and scrapbooks.

They both flew Mosquito night fighters against the Germans.

Both men plan to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony at the lodge at Valley Ridge, where they live.