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November 2010

New Medal For Overseas Operations

Governor General Michaëlle Jean announced Sept. 8 that the Queen has approved a new service medal that will fill an existing gap in recognizing overseas

Murder In Normandy: Army, Part 91

All those involved in the planning for D-Day knew there were two quite separate problems in securing a beachhead. The first task, breaking through the crust of defences known as the Atlantic Wall was rightly seen as the major challenge, but preparation and rigorous training was also required to carry out the advance inland to widen and deepen the bridgehead. The 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, known as the Highland Brigade, had been selected to lead the Canadian advance, so Brigadier D.G. “Ben” Cunningham and his battalion commanders prepared detailed plans.

Future Leaders Shine at Legion Track Meet

In heat and humidity, in perfect conditions and in a deluge of rain, track and field athletes from across Canada showed off their stellar qualities

Signature Book Tells Many Stories

When Sergeant Renay Groves started Notes From Home, a collection of well wishes for Canadian troops in Afghanistan, she never knew how much the project

Vanishing Veterans

Veteran Luke Carmichael, 69, knows it takes special survival skills to live in a tent through winters on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Rain socks in for days at a time and from October through February, gale after gale pounds the coast; windblown moisture, mist and humidity are bound to make your sleeping bag feel damp even if the tent keeps the rain out. Once you’re wet, the cold chills to the bone and drying out by a campfire in winter is no picnic.

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