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March 1, 2014

1812 Journal, Then & Now (March/April)

The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent

Serving You: March/April 2014

Question: I am a Class A reservist and I sustained an injury on a training accident with the Canadian Armed Forces. I completed a CF 98 Report of Injury, Disease or Illness and am unable to work. Due to this injury, I could not complete military training nor could I return to my civilian employment. What type of compensation is available since I cannot return to my previous job? Can I submit a claim to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) for my injury now or do I have to wait until my injury worsens?

Face To Face On Conscription

Did the Canadian government make the right decision by passing the Military Service Act of 1917?
Author Serge Durflinger of Ottawa says NO. Author J.L. Granatstein of Toronto says YES.

On This Date: March 2014

MARCH 1, 1945
Despite serious leg wounds, Major Frederick Tilston braves heavy enemy fire in the Hochwald Forest, Germany, to deliver ammunition and organize defence of a captured headquarters. He is awarded the Victoria Cross.

Find-Share-Discuss: March/April 2014

John Harwood of Brighton, Ont., shares a wartime photo taken in Yarmouth, N.S. His father-in-law, Robert Jamieson, is in the photo, but unidentified. Robert went by his middle name Lionel and served in the air force, but there are also navy personnel in the photo. “My wife came upon the photo among her late father’s belongings. John believes Lionel served in a maritime anti-submarine reconnaissance squadron, which was based in Yarmouth during the Second World War… I thought this might be of historical interest to some of your readers. ”

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