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Date and Place of Birth: Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
Military Unit: Royal Canadian Dental Corps
Area Served: European Theater of Operations
"The Canadian Dental Corps took care of all branches of the services," Cairns explains. "I ended up with 36 Company of the Dental Corps and was attached to 407 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force in North Devon.
"We traveled to London to play a game at Hyde Park in group playoffs and we ended up in the finals against an army team. The army won 1-0 on a slow dribbler to second base that F/Sgt Faulkner threw to me on the high side and the runner slid under my tag."
Cairns returned to Canada in 1945 where he worked in the local foundry, as he had done before the war.
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