Archive for September, 2002

  • Frustrating Summer For Canada’s Military

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick The Canadian Forces may have a new political chief at the helm, but the old problems of too few troops, too little cash and too many commitments have not gone away over the summer. “Our foreign policy is writing cheques our defence...
  • by Tom MacGregor Gus Turner (left), Fran MacBride and Web site designer Mike Block announce the Department of National Defence’s program to protect postwar Canadian graves in Europe. While the world wars of the last century left Europe with a scattering of well tended war...
  • Eye On Defence: A Lighter And More Lethal Army

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson Canadian Forces members equipped with Coyote armoured vehicles on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan. In the 1994 White Paper on Defence, the current government made a key decision regarding Canadian defence policy when it undertook to maintain a military that would be...
  • Rum In The Trenches

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Tim Cook   More than 230,000 Canadians were killed or wounded in the slaughter and inhuman living conditions of World War I. Despite the constant hemorrhage of casualties, which peaked during the big battles of Ypres, the Somme, Passchendaele and Last 100 Days, the...
  • Combat At Cold Lake

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black Clockwise from top: An E-3A lifts off from Cold Lake, Alta., with its radar dome that is about nine metres in diameter and two metres thick; Captain Kirk Suroka climbs into the cockpit of a CF-18; an F-15 Eagle is examined by...
  • The Start Of The Rhineland Offensive: Army, Part 42

    September 1, 2002 by Terry Copp
          Vehicles from the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division negotiate a flooded road near Cleve, Germany, in February 1945. The operations carried out by 1st Canadian Army in the Rhineland during February and March 1945 involved as many Canadian units as fought in the...
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