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Month: January 2002

Defence Today

Featherweight Procurement

by Ray Dick   Canada's decision to provide military support to the war on terrorism was announced by the prime minister less than a month after the horrific events of Sept. 11. On the same day as the announcement--Oct. 7--General Raymond Henault, the Chief of Defence Staff, issued a warning order to several Canadian Forces units to ensure their readiness. Within days, Canada's contribution to the international coalition took the form of 2,000 military personnel, an elite commando unit, six ships, six transport and patrol aircraft and ...
Army

Advancing To The Maas: Army, Part 39

    A recent battlefield tour of Belgium and the Netherlands was greatly enriched by the presence of World War II veterans, including two who served with the Algonquin Regiment in the battles to liberate the Low Countries. Georges Paquette and Ernie Hilts shared their memories with the group and encouraged us not to overlook the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the "green centre line" marking its route. We began at the Algonquinstraat, a narrow lane on the Moerkerke side of the double canal line that protected the once water-soddened territory in the Netherlands kn...

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