"On October 4, 1940, the order was given, and the men boarded the S.S. Princess Elaine. As the ship pulled away from the dock, her decks crowded with khaki figures, the Pipes played The Skye Boat Song. It was an unforgettable moment, both for those on the dock and those on the ship. It was to be five and a half long years before the battalion would come home. All too many would never make the return journey."
R.H. Roy, Ready for the Fray