- Published: Monday, 29 September 2014 12:06
- Written by Letter to the Editor
We hear a lot about the “Victory Nickel”, but the Victory Torch engraved on the nickel was designed partly by Frederick S. Haines, of Meaford. The mint replicated this torch on the Victory Nickel.
“... Fred Haines collaborated in the design of a Victory Torch with Ted Watson. The torch was flown by Canadian bomber to England in 1941 where it was presented to Prime Minister Churchill to symbolize the Canadian people's pledge to contribute to the defeat of Hitlerism....”