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July 2011

Members of the Ontario Farm Service Force at work, 1941. [PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO]

The Farmers’ War

Working the fields near Markerville, Alta. PHOTO: GLENBOW MUSEUM—NA2071-12 On April 14, 1941, federal agriculture minister James Gardiner delivered an urgent address to the nation’s


The days are long and sometimes crazy, but without them the Canadian Forces would not be able to operate overseas or at home. For the most part, the men and women filling these days—and nights—work behind the scenes and rarely get recognized for turning seemingly impossible tasks into reality. All of them fall under the umbrella of the Canadian Operational Support Command (CANOSCOM) and they have been extremely busy helping to close out Canada’s five-year combat mission in Afghanistan.

A major part of their work in the wartorn country involves bringing soldiers and equipment home, a massive undertaking that began months ago—well before the decision was made to switch Canada’s role from a combat mission, which will end in July, to a training mission. Over all, Canada’s military presence in Afghanistan stretches just under 10 years, an experience shared by thousands of military personnel and supported by CANOSCOM through everything from operational logistics, engineering, communications, equipment maintenance to health and military police services.

Concentration Wins The Darts Game

Darts is an infuriating game. What should be simple—throwing a steel-tipped projectile 2.37 metres into a cork target—is at times intricately, impossibly complex. Simply making

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Here are the answers to our Readers’ Quiz in the July/August 2011 issue of Legion Magazine. British and Canadian troops were command by General Sir

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