The Canadian chattering class seemed stunned last summer by revelations that Canada’s signals intelligence agency–the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)—was involved in eavesdropping on Brazil. In the fall came further news that Canada was helping the United States monitor communications in Europe as well. This...
You could describe a bionic exoskeleton as a robot suit—a ready-to-wear superman kit a soldier can don to get the extra oomph to tote a hundred kilograms without breaking a sweat or tirelessly run and march farther and faster than otherwise humanly...
¹ As a part of their fieldcraft training, soldiers are taught about camouflage. They’re given a checklist of basic principles to use in order to stay hidden from the enemy—things like avoiding silhouetting yourself, shadows, spacing, shininess, etc. The list is entitled: “Why Things Are...
As of this writing more than 900 Canadian soldiers remain in Afghanistan completing the last part of the training mission that this government took on when it ended Canada’s mission in Kandahar province in 2011. That mission has an achievable objective and the resources necessary...
In June a platoon from the Royal 22nd Regiment based in Valcartier, Que., embarked on a United Nations peacekeeping operation in Haiti, under command of the Brazilian Army. The story received little press in Canada. Indeed, the whole operation—from the diplomatic arrangements and agreements...
Around the nation’s capital, the new Chief of Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, is considered a bit of an enigma.
He’s a fighter pilot who has learned to conceal the traditional fighter pilot swagger. He’s an officer who rose to the top of the military without...
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 email@example.com. 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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