Archive for November 14th, 2011

  • First World War trenches restored at CFB Borden

    November 14, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    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 Van Doos in Afghanistan

    November 14, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    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...
  • Letters From Bill – Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1944

    November 14, 2011 by Dan Black
    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...
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    The Specialists

    November 14, 2011 by Adam Day
    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...