A photo of Canadian soldiers taken during the Second World War in Holland has turned up during a Langley RCMP investigation.
On Monday, local bylaw officers were cleaning up an old camp used by homeless people, with assistance from the RCMP.
The officers found the photo, a black and white image that has a number of names hand written on the back, apparently the names of the men gathered in front of a vehicle.
In the centre of the photo is what appears to be a young Dutch child.
The writing indicates the soldiers are the Recovery Section of the 10th C.I.B. of the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers.
Their home towns included White Rock, B.C., as well as Windsor, Ont., and Montreal, Que.
The RCEME, pronounced Ree-mee, were technicians who kept vehicles, radios, and other equipment operating. They had mobile field workshops just behind the front lines, and also embedded men in fighting units to do maintenance and routine repairs.
The picture is dated from 1945.
Police believe the photo was probably initially taken during a break and enter, but they have no other leads on its owner.
Anyone who has information that could help police find the owners should call the RCMP at 604-532-3200.
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