Archive for January, 2001

  • Heroic Dog Of Hong Kong Recognized

    January 11, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    Look-alike Rimshot stands in for the dog Gander during the presentation of the Dickin Medal to Hong Kong veteran Fred Kelly. Holding Rimshot is owner Marc Cote. “It’s an honour just to be able to put my hand on this dog,” said Hong Kong veteran...
  • More Deadly Than War Itself

    January 1, 2001 by Pat Sullivan
      In 1918—just as World War I was coming to an end—along came a virus, a previously unknown killer that would claim more lives than the war—and in a shorter period of time. In less than two years, the Spanish influenza killed 21 million people...
  • Desert Links

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by J. Leo Giroux PHOTO: COURTESY OF J.LEO GIROUX When it came to hazards, the Bedouin Golf and Country Club was unique among golf courses. Few people get the chance to see the world the way military personnel do. Following my World War II and...
  • The Ransom Collar

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Albert E. Brock   Kidnapping is a rare occurrence in Canada. It was certainly rare in 1955 when I worked as a detective in Forest Hill, a small but very affluent part of Toronto. Most of the crime involved break, enter and theft, and...
  • Uncovering A Lost Trail

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by John Albrecht   Among my childhood memories is an image of my grandmother standing in our backyard, yelling and waving her garden hoe at a formation of Lancaster bombers. The planes were en route to Royal Canadian Air Force Base Comox, B.C., a half...
  • Bombardier’s Soaring Success

    January 1, 2001 by Laura Byrne Paquet
    The 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet assembly line at Dorval, Quebec. A willingness to take risks, as any modern business maverick will tell you, is one of the keys to corporate success. And Bombardier Inc., a Canadian corporation that builds everything from motorized recreational products to...
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