A short segment of the trenches used in Canada to train First World War soldiers has been restored and opened to the public. About 350,000 Canadian soldiers trained at Camp Borden in Ontario during the First World War. Here they were they were introduced to...
The National Film Board of Canada is marking Remembrance Day with free online showings of the documentary The Van Doos in Afghanistan. Director Claude Guilmain caught soldiers’ frank comments about themselves and their work as the Royal 22nd Regiment went about its business in Afghanistan...
Dear Mum, Dad, Bette and Commando Jack: Here I am again folks with the first weekly edition of the Cameron Herald….The General was out to see us yesterday and they had us spick and span for his inspection….They gave us open order mark twice and...
It’s probably not the thing you’d expect to be most impressed about if you were sitting in a field watching elite Canadian snipers compete against some of the world’s best shooters, but there it is—Corporal Corey is an absolute demon on the...
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
A MAN ALONE by Peter Court. The wartime experiences of Robert (Bob) Robinson as a British soldier in India and Burma in World War II included facing mutiny in his platoon. A Canadian citizen since 1954, he has taken part in many Remembrance Day marches in West Vancouver. Cost: £12.95, Postage £4. Order from: www.woodfieldpublishing.co.uk. Woodfield Publishing Limited, Bognor Regis PO 21 5EL England.
WORLD WAR II ESCORTED TOUR:
CANADIANS & THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN
November 3-16, 2014. Join us as we follow the young Canadians in the First Division from their landing in Sicily, through the battles for the Moro River, Ortona, and the Liri Valley, on to the Gothic Line, finishing near Ravenna at the Savio, Lamone and Senio Rivers. Note: tour revolves around participation in the Remembrance Day Ceremony, Moro River Cemetery on November 11. Contact Ellison Travel & Tours 800-265-7022 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.ettravel.com/escorted for tour details.
2014 HMCS/CFB CORNWALLIS REUNION
August 22-August 25, 2014
The Cornwallis Reunion is open to all who served and trained in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia between 1942-1994. We welcome members of the military, former members of HMCS Acadia and civilian employees who assisted in the upkeep and operation of the base. For more information, please see our website at www.abcc.ca or call Toll Free: 1-888-830-4466.
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