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January 2014

Park Commemorates Gunners

The memory of Newfoundland’s gunners is kept alive in the newly completed Royal Artillery Park in St. John’s on land adjacent to Pleasantville Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion.

Lost In The Azores

Flying operations from Lagens in the Azores began in October 1943. PHOTO: IWM—205207621 Members of the Lost Legion—Royal Canadian Air Force personnel who served overseas

Faces of War

Published in Legion Magazine, March 1984 By Rosemary Hutchinson Exclusive Audio Version: My friend Charlie and I are cruising down the Strand in a Hillman.

Headstones Damaged By Tribute Stickers

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is concerned that individuals are placing stickers and other markings on veterans’ headstones without realizing the damage they are causing.

Approval Not Given For Wearing Of The Arctic Star

Canadians who receive the Arctic Star for service with British forces during the Second World War cannot wear it since it has not been recognized by Canada’s system of honours and awards.

The Arctic Star was announced in 2012 and began production in 2013.

Normandy Tour: Juno Beach Route

The 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will introduce a new generation of Canadians to events that have long stirred the imaginations and collective memories of veterans and their children.

There will no doubt be extensive television coverage on June 6, centered on major Canadian commemorative events at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, but there will be much else to see and do in Normandy during June, July and August.

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