Archive for March, 2003

  • Former Guardsmen Carry On Tradition

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    Top: Former Toronto Mayor Philip Givens inspects a guard of honour of the Canadian Guards at city hall after the regiment returned from Cyprus in 1965. Above: The Guards in a trooping of the colours ceremony on Parliament Hill. They are mostly old soldiers now,...
  • Three Canadian Airmen Laid To Rest

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Natalie Salat Canadian and Dutch military personnel join in the funeral of three WW II airmen. Nearly 60 years after their death, three Canadian airmen whose plane had been shot down in a WW II air battle over the Dutch village of Wilnis were...
  • by Ray Dick Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Day unveil a Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation presented to the PPCLI in Winnipeg. The Canadian soldiers who were attacked while trying to enforce a United Nations ceasefire in the former Yugoslavia nearly a decade ago and...
  • There’s No Youth Like It

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick An army cadet crosses a rope bridge during training. They dress like soldiers, drill like soldiers, soar through the air in gliders and powered aircraft and they go down to the sea in ships. And although they are not part of the...
  • Combat Ready In Gagetown

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Soldiers fire a TOW anti-armour missile during Exercise Royal Fist at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick. The pioneers who first lifted up the axe on the thick trees that once covered a 600-square-mile area in New Brunswick that is now Canadian Forces...
  • Return Of The Fallen

    March 1, 2003 by Legion Magazine
    by Pat Sullivan From top: A woman blows a kiss on the coffin of Pte. Richard Green during his funeral in Nova Scotia in April 2002; Sgt. Derek Rogers’ remains were returned home for burial at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. He died in...
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