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January 2012

Work Still To Be Done As Charter Amendments Come Into Effect

Thousands of injured veterans are beginning to benefit from enhancements to the New Veterans Charter which came into effect in October. But veterans advocates say there is still work to be done to make this “living charter” more responsive to the needs of veterans and their families.

Letters From Bill – [Undated]

Pte. Cameron, W.G. F56192 Hospital-in-Field B.L.A.   Dear Family, I am in a hospital in France and am not strong enough to write myself, a

The Rush For Rubber

On Dec. 7, 1941, in a co-ordinated strike without equal in the annals of war, the Japanese wrought havoc on units of
the United States Pacific Fleet in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, invaded the Philippines and Hong Kong, assumed control of Saigon and the rest of French Indochina, landed invading forces at two points on the northeast coast of Malaya, and bombed Singapore. Other units headed for key invasion points in Sarawak, North Borneo and the Dutch East Indies. Using bicycles as their principal means of transport through the Malayan rubber plantations, the Japanese advanced swiftly and silently, outwitting and outdistancing the British, Australian and Indian defenders. These co-ordinated attacks gave Japan control of the Indian Ocean and severed the artery of the Allied rubber supply.

Letters From Bill – Aug. 3, 1944

Canadian National Telegram From: 1 CK 66th 2 EXGB Ottawa ON To:  Mrs. Ida Cameron, Report Delivery, Hopewell NS 19514 Minister of National Defence sincerely

The first Star Spangled Banner

Did you know that Canada played a role in the birth of the  national anthem of the United States and its national motto? They both

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