You can find much more than you expect on just a page or two of a good local newspaper.
I had a hunch I could track down a particular story in the March 19, 1945, edition of The Kingston Whig-Standard. What I first noticed, however, was not what I went looking for. Instead a photograph of two Kingston men in uniform, at the top of page 2, caught my eye. One was Leading Aircraftman G. D. Murray. The other was Leading Aircraftman A. F. Norris. A caption told me the latter was a “Regi” boy. The former went to KCVI, another high school in the city.
Now when I went to Regiopolis, the rival high school was Kingston Collegiate. Yet this photograph showed Murray and Norris as friends. Since they were previously members of the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment they likely met at the Montreal Street Armory. I spent time there myself while in high school, with the 58th Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.