Ron Blake enlisted while at school in November 1941. He trained in England before being commissioned to service in April 1943. His twin brother, Peter Blake, joined the Black Watch and was also commissioned in 1943.
Ron served with the 79th Field Regiment (part of the 52nd Lowland (Mountain) Division) – Scottish Regiment. On January 10th, 1944, Blake was transferred to the 166th Artillery Regiment. It was the 166th that he spent most of his time during the war. Eventually, Blake was placed in the troop commanded by a 24-year-old Cam Eaton.
Learn more about Ron Blake’s experience during the war from his diary. A copy is held here at the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum.