APRIL 1, 1924
The Royal Canadian Air Force becomes a permanent component of Canada’s defence forces.
APRIL 2, 1885
In what is now Alberta, Cree warriors murder nine men in what would become known as the Frog Lake...
MARCH 1, 1945
Despite serious leg wounds, Major Frederick Tilston braves heavy enemy fire in the Hochwald Forest, Germany, to deliver ammunition and organize defence of a captured headquarters. He is awarded the Victoria...
FEBRUARY 1, 1911
Royal Canadian Naval Service recruitment posters go up in post offices across Canada.
FEBRUARY 2, 1943
The German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad.
FEBRUARY 3, 1942
The Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force is renamed the Royal Canadian Air Force (Women’s...
JANUARY 1, 1945
Losses are heavy as hundreds of aircraft attack 11 Allied airfields in Belgium and Holland in the Luftwaffe’s last major offensive of the war.
JANUARY 2, 1929
W.R. (Wop) May and Vic Homer begin a mercy flight to deliver diphtheria serum by Avro Avian biplane...
DECEMBER 1, 1919 The Memorial Cross, more widely known as the Silver Cross, is instituted. DECEMBER 2, 1946 His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Middlesex, en route to help a fishing vessel, runs aground on Shut-in Island near Halifax. The crew escapes unharmed. DECEMBER 3, 1970 British...
NOVEMBER 1, 1914
In a battle off the coast of Chile, four midshipmen are the first Canadian naval casualties of the First World War, perishing with the crew of His Majesty’s Ship Good Hope.
NOVEMBER 2-3, 1951
The Royal Canadian Regiment repels a Chinese attack on Hill 187...
October 1, 1916
Second Lieutenant W.J. Tempest, a western Canadian immigrant, shoots down a Zeppelin over England. He is awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
October 2, 1952
Three sailors are killed, 10 wounded when an enemy shell hits HMCS Iroquois off the east coast of...
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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