Archive for November, 2002

  • Mending The Militia

    November 11, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick The struggles of the Canadian military to provide an effective fighting force to cope with an increasing workload of domestic responsibility and international commitments despite years of budget cuts and manpower loss have become well known both at home and abroad. What...
  • War Veterans In The Wilderness

    November 1, 2002 by Mark Bourrie
      Hearty, strong immigrants, United Empire Loyalists hacking a solid farm out of the woods, the simple life of Upper Canada: These are the images that draw us back to an idyllic time when anyone with an ambition could carve a home in Canada’s wilderness....
  • Desert Duty On The Iraqi Border

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Uwe U. Beyer Iraq and Kuwait. Two Muslim countries with social, economic and military differences and yet both identical in many other ways. Both are rich in oil resources and both are over 95 per cent desert. In early August 1990, Iraq attacked Kuwait...
  • Membership Has Its Advantages

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Rhonda Lee Stephenson For six months in 1989, beginning in May and ending in October, I was retained by Club Med International to perform as an entertainer at their Turquoise location in the Turks and Caicos Islands. My “swabbing-the-deck” job by day was to...
  • Scouting On The Afghan Frontier

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Leonard Richards Christmas Day, 1944. A mud-block fort in the Tochi Valley of North Waziristan, a few miles from Afghanistan’s southern border, on the northwest frontier of India. Snow covered the ground and white topped mountains formed a background. I sat in my quarters,...
  • Back To Dieppe

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    Story and photographs by Tom MacGregor Clockwise from top left: Dominion President Allan Parks views the deadly beaches; people of all ages turn out to cheer as the Canadian veterans march along the streets of Dieppe on the anniversary of the raid; crowds fill up...
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